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 Facility Approved in Gouverneur, N.Y.
The Planning Board of Gouverneur, N.Y., recently approved plans for a 4,500-square-foot self-storage facility at 1089 Route 11. Construction is expected to begin this year. ...More
Chester Heights Self Storage, Neighbors Reach Agreement on Location of Trees
The developer for Chester Heights Self Storage reached an agreement with homeowners who demanded trees be planted as a buffer between their homes and the facility in Pennyslvania. ...More
Olympia Steel Buildings Offers New Self-Storage Building System
Olympia Steel Buildings recently released a new pre-engineered steel-building system for the self-storage industry. ...More
Volunteer Fire Department to Generate Revenue With Self-Storage in Chester, Ohio
The Station 6 Volunteer Fire Department of Chester, Ohio, is developing an 88-unit self-storage facility on land it owns along U.S. Route 30. Station 6 Storage should be up and running by November, according to Chief John Hissam. ...More
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