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.
New ADA Standards Go Into Effect for Self-Storage on March 15
As of March 15, the self-storage industry will be required to follow the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations passed in 2010, unless a property already meets the original ADA standards written in 1991. Any renovations or development of new facilities must be ...More
Self-Storage Planned in Upscale Mixed-Use Area in Loveland, Colo.
Self Storage @ Centerra, a $5 million, 780-unit self-storage project deemed "upscale" by its developers, is slated for construction at the Centerra mixed-use retail, office and residential complex in Loveland, Colo. The recent $1.4 million sale of 8 acres at E. 37th Street ...More
ezStorage Expands Self-Storage Facility in Randallstown, Md.
ezStorage Corp., a self-storage company with more than 40 facilities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., is expanding with the addition of 40 units to its drive-through facility in Randallstown, Maryland. ...More
New Self-Storage Facility in Panama City, Panama, Hosts Grand Opening
Panama City, Panama, is home to a new Red Box self-storage facility composed of climate-controlled and traditional units, as the facility recently hosted its grand opening. ...More
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