Self-storage construction has become more sophisticated over the past decade due to heightened consumer expectations as well as more rigid approval processes through municipal planning and zoning boards. Where self-storage was restricted to industrial zones in the past, it now often enjoys prime locations in commercial and even residential areas. Self-storage buildings, primarily constructed of metal building panels, are available in increasingly attractive options. Suppliers provide roofs, corridors, roll-up doors, mezzanines, lifts, elevators, relocatable buildings, and more. Important aspects of self-storage building include site layout, design and unit mix. Trends in self-storage construction include conversions, multi-story building, climate control and ‘green’ building, which can involve LEED certification and sustainable options such as solar panels. Specialty niches include boat/RV storage, wine storage and storage condos.
Planner, Neighbors Disagree on Proposed Self-Storage Site in Ontario, Canada
A developer who would like to convert the site of a former Catholic school in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, into a self-storage facility is facing opposition from the city planner, who wants the city council to refuse the developer's rezoning application at a public hearing this ...More
Self-Storage Supplier Nucor Building Systems Names New Sales Service Manager
Metal-building manufacturer Nucor Building Systems recently promoted Ken Nichols to sales service manager for its Texas division. Nichols brings more than 15 years' industry experience to his new role. Previously, he served as district sales manager in the South Carolina ...More
Self-Storage Construction Underway in Littleton, Mass.
Arenhall Corp. has begun construction of Littleton Storage Solutions, a 500-unit, 76,960-square-foot self-storage facility at 509 Great Road in Littleton, Mass. The facility will consist of a three-story, climate-controlled building and other single-story buildings. The ...More
Builder Completes Construction of Maryland Self-Storage Facility
Hagerstown, Md., is now home to a new self-storage facility as Universal Steel Buildings' construction division recently completed a 132-unit, 12,600-square-foot construction project, using Olympia Steel Buildings materials. ...More
Multi-Story Self-Storage Project Proposed for Haverford, Pa.
The planning and zoning department in Haverford, Pa., is considering a variance request from Argus Properties Inc. for the development of a three-story facility. ...More
Learning to Build a Self-Storage Business—Literally and Figuratively—at the ISS Expo in Las Vegas
When it comes to developing a self-storage business, there's much more than the physical plant to consider. Where and how you build your facility is critical, of course; but once the site is built, you enter the vital lease-up phase, where you grow your customer base and ...More
Self-Storage Developer Derrel’s Mini Storage Fights City Council Over Fees
Derrel’s Mini Storage has asked the Clovis City Council in California to reduce its development fees. Representatives from the self-storage company told city council members last week that some of the fees, including those for water and sewer, are excessive. ...More
Buying or Building Self-Storage: How to Maximize Your Investment Through Design, Phasing and Market Analysis
Whether buying or building a self-storage project, the goal is the same—to maximize the investment. Using facts and data about the intended market will aid potential self-storage owners in making the right choices when it comes to proper site design and unit mix. ...More
$17M Self-Storage Facility Opens in Bahrain
Takhzeen, a new $17 million (about 6.4 million Bahraini dollars) self-storage facility in Manama, Bahrain, has opened. Al Khaleej Development Co., a subsidiary of Tameer, developed the property. ...More
AGC Survey: Construction Expected to Pick Up in 2012, Self-Storage Developers Remain Hopeful
During the recession, self-storage new construction slowed, and some jobs even halted. The slowdown led many self-storage developers to re-evaluate their staffing commitments, and some companies were forced to make reductions. ...More