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.
Top Five Mistakes Made by New Self-Storage Developers: Know What They Are So You Can Avoid Them
Before jumping into a new self-storage development project, review and understand these five potential mistakes other developers have made. ...More
Board Approves Self-Storage Development in Winter Haven, Fla.
A self-storage development in Winter Haven, Fla., was approved by city commissioners Monday. ...More
Trachte Building Systems Hires Three, Promotes Two Staff Members
Trachte Building Systems Inc., a provider of customized buildings for the self-storage industry, hired three new employees and promoted two existing staff members. ...More
Self-Storage Development Trends: Conversions and Multi-Story Building Lead the Way
Customer demand is propelling new self-storage development trends. Read about key trends in the industry including multi-story construction and self-storage conversions. ...More
American Buildings Co. Announces New Hire, Promotion
American Buildings Company (ABC), Eufaula, Ala.-based designer and manufacturer of metal building and roofing systems, has made changes to its Midwest division. ...More
Insight for the First-Time Self-Storage Developer: What You Need to Know About Feasibility, Financing, Construction and More
Self-storage can be quite rewarding for the investor who does his homework and understands the business. Here are a few items every first-time developer should consider. ...More
Longview, Texas, Walmart Gets Converted to Self-Storage
A former Walmart store that has been vacant for six years in Longview, Texas, is getting new life as a Just Store It self-storage facility, expected to open at the end of July. ...More
Facility-Renovation Spotlight: AAAA Self Storage of Norfolk, Va., and its 100-Year-Old Building
The transition of AAAA Self Storage in Norfolk, Va., embodies an emerging trend in saturated self-storage markets. Well-located facilities in dire need of renovation can undergo restoration to become valuable opportunities for new businesses. ...More
Stor-It-Now Opens in Valparaiso, Ind.
Two commercial developers in Valparaiso, Ind., recently opened Stor-It-Now!, a self-storage facility with 660 units and 75,000 square feet. ...More
NDS Construction Builds Noah’s Ark Self Storage & RV Storage in San Antonio
NDS Construction, a general contracting company for commercial and residential real estate, was awarded the construction contract for the first phase of the new Noah’s Ark Self Storage & RV Storage in southeast San Antonio. ...More