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.
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
Data Center in CA Converted to Self-Storage Facility
A former state data center in Sacramento, Calif., has been converted into a self-storage facility. East Sac Self Storage opened this week. The facility, developed by Potter-Taylor & Co., features 5,027 climate-controlled self-storage units. ...More
Self-Storage Companies Expand in Nova Scotia, Canada
Two self-storage companies are working on large-scale expansions in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to meet rising demand, and a third company in nearby Truro doubled its size last year after operating at 98 percent capacity for four consecutive years. ...More