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 Conversion Project Gets Initial Approval in Pomona, Calif.
The city council in Pomona, Calif., this week approved to issue up to $9.3 million in recovery zone facility bonds for the construction of a business center that will include a self-storage facility. ...More
$15M Self-Storage Project Being Built in Bahrain
Bahrain-based Al Khaleej Development Co. (Tameer) has begun construction on a $15 million self-storage project called Takhzeen. ...More
Construction of Self-Storage Facility Approved in Glendale, Ariz.
City council members in Glendale, Ariz., unanimously approved the development of a self-storage facility, gas station and restaurant on a vacant 6-acre site. ...More
Gimili Self Storage Opens in Canada
Gimli Self Storage opened in the Gimli Industrial park near Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. The self-storage sits on 1.5 acres of previously unoccupied land near the city’s airport. ...More
Storage Express Opens Climate-Controlled Building at Louisville, Ky., Facility
Storage Express recently added a climate-controlled building to its self-storage facility in Louisville, Ky. . ...More
Turning Development Obstacles Into Opportunities: A Case Study of Ranson Self-Storage
When the Arcland Group set out in late 2008 to develop a new self-storage facility on a parcel of land in Ranson, W.V., the deck was stacked against them. Learn how the architectural firm and builder used the site layout challenges to create a unique and successful ...More
Mako Steel to Present and Exhibit at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo With Special Offers
Mako Steel Inc., which designs, supplies and installs steel buildings for the self-storage industry, will present educational seminars and exhibit its products and services at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The company has also created ...More
The Financial Payback of Solar Energy: A Self-Storage Hypothetical Reveals Costs vs. Benefits
This article looks at a potential solar-energy installation at a self-storage site, drawing on true energy data from an existing California facility. The author looks at energy savings and incentives, hypothesizing the potential return for a self-storage operator. ...More
Overbuilt Florida Self-Storage Market May See More Distressed Sales
An overbuilt self-storage market in Florida, combined with a downturn in the state’s population growth and the two-year recession, could lead to more bank-owned real estate sales. ...More
Self-Storage Developer Asks Urbandale, IA, Council to Amend Fire Code
A self-storage developer in Urbandale, Iowa, has asked city council members to amend the fire code so he wouldn’t be required to install a sprinkler system at a proposed site. ...More