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.
The Canadian Finance Market: Alternative Options for Self-Storage Owners
Financing remains one of the most critical issues in the world of Canadian self-storage. Although there are more lending restrictions, there are many storage operators who maintain excellent operations and are currently eyeing expansions, acquisitions or development ...More
Storage Deluxe Developing Self-Storage Facility in Queens
Storage Deluxe is building a new self-storage facility in Queens, N.Y. The Manhattan-based developer and operator purchased three-quarters of an acre in College Point for $13.3 million. The developer obtained $8.2 million in financing from M&T Bank for the construction ...More
I-5 Self Storage Awarded Self-Storage Facility of the Year
I-5 Self Storage in Tustin, Calif., was awarded the 2009 National Self Storage Facility of the Year in the Conversion Category by Mini-Storage Messenger. ...More
Noah's Ark Development Builds New Self-Storage and Boat/RV-Storage Facility in San Antonio
Noah’s Ark Development will build its newest Noah’s Ark Self Storage & RV Parking facility near the intersection of FM 1516 and IH 10 in San Antonio. ...More
Self-Storage Developer Gets Zoning Approval in Upper Allen Township, PA
Despite protests from more than 20 citizens, Upper Allen Township, Pa., commissioners voted 3 to 1 to approve a zoning change proposed by Charter Homes, paving the way to develop 25,000 square feet of self-storage units. ...More
Self-Storage Supplier Spotlight: Accent Building Restoration Inc.
Founded in 1994, Accent Building Restoration Inc. (ABR) has grown from a small painting contractor into a nationwide, cosmetic-restoration company specializing in property painting, floor covering, office remodels, tenant improvements and other light-construction projects. ...More
Building a Multi-Story Self-Storage Project: Factors to Consider
There are various reasons to build a multi-story self-storage project, including a lack of available land or the high price of land in a particular area. When considering the development of a multi-story facility, there are pros and cons to be considered. Every project must ...More
Trachte Building Systems Acquires Tech-Fast Brand
Trachte Building Systems Inc. acquired the Tech-Fast Self Storage Buildings brand from founders Dave Cook and Mark Duncan. ...More
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