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.
Former Coca-Cola Plant Converted to Self-Storage in York, Pa.
Capital Self Storage is expanding its facility in Springettsbury Township, Pa., at the site of a former Coca-Cola bottling plant. ...More
CA Self-Storage Building Honored by National Register
A former cotton mill in Oakland, Calif., now home to a self-storage company, will join the National Register of Historic Places Friday. ...More
Baja Construction Presents Webinar, Participates at Inside Self-Storage World Expo
Bob Hayworth, owner and CEO of Baja Construction Co. Inc., will present a free webinar on the revenue-generating possibilities of self-storage roofing. He will also present two seminars on using solar energy for self-storage at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las ...More
Self-Storage Development in N.J. Still Dormant Years Later
Despite city approval to convert a former mattress facility in North Arlington, N.J., into self-storage units, the building has remained dormant for years while the owners meet with potential developers. ...More
Developer Proposes Self-Storage Development for Empty Office Complex in CA
Redtree Properties will ask the city council Thursday to consider a proposal to turn a row of vacant offices in Capitola, Calif., into a self-storage facility with 394 units. ...More
BETCO Hires Two Self-Storage Sales Reps
BETCO Inc., a Statesville, N.C.-based single-source self-storage manufacturer, added two representatives to its sales force, Douglas Nakagawa and Hugo Madrical. ...More
Capital Self Storage in York, PA, Expands
After renovating a Coca-Cola Bottling plant in 2007, Capital Self Storage in York, Pa., now plans to add to the existing building. ...More
Liberty Building Systems Appoints Self-Storage Business Development Manager
Memphis, Tenn.-based Liberty Building Systems promoted Robert Major, former Liberty district sales manager, to self-storage business development manager. ...More
State of the Self-Storage Industry 2010, Part II: Finance and Construction
In this second of a three-part series, Inside Self-Storage asked experts in real estate, finance and development for their insight to today’s market. The panel discusses how the economy has impacted construction and development, refinancing and cap rates, and what’s on the ...More
Facility in the Spotlight: StoreSmart Self Storage in Columbia, S.C.
StoreSmart Self Storage opened in Columbia, S.C., in July 2009 with 108,900 square feet, 89,600 of which are rentable. Of StoreSmart’s 799 units, 646 are climate-controlled. The business is owned and developed by StoreSmart Development LLC and managed by HAT Management LLC. ...More