Update 7/19/17 – NorthPoint Development has opened the first two sites in its multi-facility development initiative. The Beyond Self Storage properties at 2321 McCausland Ave. in St. Louis and 17481 N. Outer 40 Road in Chesterfield began operating on June 21 and July 5, respectively. The McCausland site, which took 10 months to build, is one of the largest storage facilities in the city, according to a press release.
"Our entire team is very excited to see our first project open for business,” Hagedorn said. “We have a number of other projects under construction or in the planning process, so to actually open for business at our first facility is a great feeling.”
The Chesterfield location was developed in 11 months. Hagedorn was even more excited to open the second site after construction was hampered by spring rains. “We expect the location to do well since it’s off Interstate-64, right down the road from the Taubman Prestige Outlets, and very convenient for residents and businesses in the Chesterfield area,” Hagedorn said.
4/19/17 – NorthPoint Development has another four Beyond Self Storage facilities in its development pipeline, this time in the Detroit and Pittsburgh markets. The assets are in various stages of planning and construction, with three underway in the Pittsburgh metro area and one nearing construction in Greater Detroit. The developer has plans for five facilities in each market, according to company press releases.
The Detroit project on Crooks Road in Rochester Hills, Mich., is expected to begin construction this spring. "There has been tremendous growth in suburban Detroit, and we feel there is a real need for the modern, climate-controlled, drive-through facilities we’re planning to build,” Hagedorn said. “We’re very excited to open our first Detroit location in Rochester Hills, which is a great community. The Crooks Road location is ideal because it’s right off Highway 59.”
The company’s Pittsburgh projects are in Mt. Lebanon, Robinson Township and Ross Township, Pa. The Mt. Lebanon plan is still waiting on approvals but would be the first self-storage facility in the community, a release stated. “There are no self-storage facilities in Mt. Lebanon, and the Castle Shannon Boulevard location is superb; so we’re very excited about the potential opportunity to offer a class-A storage option to the local community,” Hagedorn said. “This might be one of our more challenging sites to work with given the severe topographic challenges.”
Construction is underway at the Robinson Township location on Cedar Ridge Drive near Interstate 79 and Route 60. The project includes remediation work to fill a former mine beneath the property, according to a release.
NorthPoint is nearing construction for its Ross Township location on Old McKnight Road near the Ross Park Mall. In addition to its proximity to retail, the site is close to Route 19.
All the facilities have amenities and features similar to the previously announced projects in Minneapolis and St. Louis.
3/6/17 – NorthPoint Development, which launched the Beyond Self Storage brand and a multi-facility development initiative last year, is building several new properties in St. Louis and Minneapolis.
Construction is underway on two properties in the St. Louis area, including one in Chesterfield, Mo., a suburb. They’re the first of three drive-through, climate-controlled self-storage sites planned for the region, according to a press release. The property at McCausland Ave., near Washington University, will serve the communities of Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights and West St. Louis. The Chesterfield facility is near the Taubman Prestige Outlets shopping center. Both facilities are slated to open this summer and will comprise more than 100,000 square feet of storage space.
NorthPoint will also begin construction this spring on a climate-controlled facility in Maplewood, Minn., the first of four drive-through facilities planned for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Expected to open late in the year, the facility will be similar in size to the Missouri sites.
“We believe there’s a real need for state-of-the-art self-storage in the St. Louis and Minneapolis metro areas,” said Ben Hagedorn, director of self-storage operations. “The McCausland Ave. site was a former quarry and long-time vacant property at the busy Manchester [Road] intersection. We were literally digging up trash during site preparation, and we are pleased to see it transformed into a $10 million facility.”
Amenities at each of the new facilities will include a drive-through loading area, motion-detected lighting, a self-service kiosk, and a retail office that sells moving and packing supplies. The properties will also include a business center with a conference table, workstations, printer and copier services, and free Wi-Fi. Security measures will include computerized access control and video cameras.
Based in Kansas City and founded in 2012, NorthPoint is a development, management and leasing firm that’s principally focused on the industrial, multi-family, senior living and self-storage markets in the Central United States. The company has $2.1 billion in raised capital and operates 28 million square feet of industrial properties, thousands of multi-family apartment units and numerous developed or managed senior-living communities. It currently owns and operates a self-storage facility in Lenexa, Kan.