Township officials in Lower Pottsgrove, Pa., are considering three self-storage projects, including two by Moove In Self Storage, which operates 20 locations in Maryland and New Jersey. The proposed developments are on East High Street, North Charlotte Street and South Pleasantview Road, according to the source.
Officials from Moove In have discussed their proposal to convert a former car dealership at 2148 E. High St. to self-storage, but has yet to formally file it. Initially, commission chairman Bruce Foltz said the township wasn’t interested in the development and the plan needed improvements. Moove In has since made modifications, Foltz told the source.
The High Street office and showroom would be gutted and converted to climate-controlled storage. The units would be a neutral color and face inward, away from the street, according to John Gilliland, founder and president of Investment Real Estate Group Cos. (IREGC), which manages the Moove In portfolio.
Moove In will also spend $500,000 to enlarge its existing property on South Pleasantview Road, which has a waiting list, Gilliland told the source. The proposed expansion, which will add 89 units to the facility’s existing 267, was approved by the township when the property was built, according to Ed Wagner, township manager. Moove In has also received approval to develop a new project in Amity, Pa., the source reported.
A separate development by GEG 663 Storage is slated for a 4-acre former car dealership opposite a Planet Fitness. Plans include 175 to 300 storage units. The township zoning board approved a use variance last year for the site, which is in a commercial office district, Wagner said. The site plan is being revised before it’ll be considered by the planning commission. If approved, it’ll then be forwarded to the township commissioners.
Founded in 1997, Moove In operates facilities in Baltimore County in Maryland; Berks, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Montgomery and York Counties in Pennsylvania; and Sussex County in New Jersey.
IREGC also includes Investment Real Estate LLC (IRE), Investment Real Estate Management LLC and Investment Real Estate Construction LLC. Since its inception, IRE has provided brokerage, construction, development and management services to self-storage owners and investors.
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