The development of a self-storage facility generally begins with a comprehensive market analysis of the proposed project area. New owners and/or developers will usually hire a third-party specialist to conduct a detailed feasibility study, which will identify market demographics and other key metrics to determine the viability of self-storage in a particular location. Once a site is chosen, an engineer and architect are hired to design a self-storage facility that will maximize the investment in the land, including the site layout and unit mix. The developer, builder and/or owner may need to meet with local residents and the planning and zoning board to discuss the community impact of the project and the aesthetics of the individual buildings, including landscaping, building height, door color, etc. Owners might consider a multi-story building to maximize their footprint, or converting a building from another use to self-storage to widen their options.
Kane Self Storage Cell Tower Opposed by Residents, Debated in Committee
Kane Self Storage in Marlborough, Mass., is a candidate for receiving a cell tower on site, but the proposal is being reconsidered by Verizon Wireless because of neighbor concerns. ...More
Lok'nStore Group Options to Acquire Land for Self-Storage Facility in England
The board of Lok'nStore Group recently optioned to acquire a site in Southend, England. The site contains 1.2 acres and fronts the busy Eastern Avenue near the town center. ...More
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
Sovran Self Storage Looking for the Right Properties for Future Acquisitions
Acquisitions helped Sovran become the fourth largest U.S. self-storage operator, but the company scaled back on buying self-storage properties during the recession and even sold some properties. ...More
CITYSpace on Main Self-Storage Opens in Louisville, Holds Grand Opening
CITYSpace on Main, a new self-storage facility in Louisville, Ky., will open on Friday night with a grand opening from 4 to 7 p.m. including entertainment, food and door prizes. ...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
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
Aussie Storage London Opens in Battersea, U.K.
Aussie Storage London recently opened in Battersea, London, United Kingdom, with more than 700 self-storage units in 40 different sizes. Open every day, the facility has a covered loading/unloading area, a variety of packing and retail products, and a team security guards ...More
New Self-Storage, Retail Complex Proposed for McHenry, Ill.
A new self-storage facility and retail strip mall may be constructed on a 3-acre plot in McHenry, Ill., by land owner Thomas Grieco. According to city documents, the proposed project would include 13,560 square feet of self-storage space for 230 units in five buildings. ...More