November 11, 2022

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Self-Storage Development and Zoning Activity: April 2021

Update 11/11/22 – Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that Long Beach, California, officials violated the California Environmental Quality Act when it approved the mixed-use self-storage project proposed for Pacific Place by InSite Property Group, bringing at least a temporary halt to construction. All work at the site must cease until the city has prepared a report that addresses the development’s biological, cultural, environmental and recreational impact.

Attorneys for InSite as well as property owner Artesia Acquisition had argued that the impact report was unnecessary because of the mitigated negative declaration adopted by the city council. Though the environmental groups that filed the legal challenge have cited they’re fighting to preserve the land for a public park, city officials have contended that using it in that manner has never been a formal consideration.

7/7/212507 Dundas Storage GP Corp., an affiliate of Canadian self-storage operator Dymon Storage Corp., has withdrawn its zoning-change application for the proposed self-storage project at 2507 Dundas St. W. in Oakville, Ontario. The move was made ahead of a staff report recommending against the development, which was submitted to the city council on July 5.

The report included arguments from senior planner Kate Cockburn that self-storage isn’t a good fit for the city’s urban, pedestrian-oriented and transit-supportive growth areas. The use doesn’t generate enough employment to support transit infrastructure, nor promote enough pedestrian activity, she said.

It’s unclear whether Dymon’s decision was impacted by objections from the Trafalgar Township Historical Society over the repurposing of the historic Switzer House, which sits on the property.

Founded in 2006, Dymon operates eight self-storage facilities in Ottawa, and one each in Brampton, Kanata and Etobicoke, Canada. It’s an affiliate of the Dymon Group of Cos.

6/22/21 – Jay and Diana Volsey are nearing approval to build a facility in Jefferson County, Missouri, after altering their proposal to change the facility’s entrance. Following the commission’s zoning denial in March, Jay Volsey withdrew the application and submitted a new one that includes two entrances further west on Highway B. With a 4-2 vote on May 13, the planning and zoning board recommended the council move forward with the zoning request and development plan. The Jefferson County Council voted 6-1 on June 14 to greenlight the revised proposal. A final vote is slated for June 28.

5/19/21 – The mixed-use project proposed by InSite Property Group for Long Beach, Calif., is coming under fire. Community organizations filed a legal complaint last week against the city council to prevent the SecureSpace Self Storage facility and collaborative businesses from being built along Pacific Place. Filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Los Angeles Waterkeeper and the Riverpark Coalition, the petition argues the council’s approval isn’t sufficient to move the project forward, as it didn’t consider an environmental-impact report. The petitioners’ aim to halt the project until an ecological review is conducted.

The entire development would comprise about 20 acres of open space, split into two parcels, along the Los Angeles River, which residents argue would “significantly reduce” recreational opportunities in the area. The self-storage facility would be built on the Artesia parcel, which formerly housed a golf driving range. That portion would also include 578 vehicle-storage spaces, a self-serve car wash and waste-disposal station. The second parcel, MacDonald, would include a 77,000-square-foot warehouse with a 10-truck loading dock, according to the petition.

“Heightening the potential for adverse environmental impacts, there are 13 abandoned oil wells in the project area, surrounded by land that formerly stored toxic waste and sewage that is now buried,” the petition states.

InSite previously indicated it would seek input from the city and state toxic-substances-control departments to protect the neighborhood from environmental hazards. It also proposed adding a small nature preserve at the northern end of the property.

Based in Redondo Beach, Calif., InSite is an integrated developer, builder and operator of commercial real estate. SecureSpace operates 12 self-storage facilities in six states.

4/22/21 – The global self-storage development pipeline continues to be extremely dynamic. Inside Self-Storage regularly covers new projects being planned and approved as well as zoning and other municipal issues. Following is additional activity taking place in April 2021.

All Storage, which operates more than 50 facilities in Oklahoma and Texas, opened three new facilities in Fort Worth and Prosper, Texas. The Fort Worth location at 650 E Bonds Ranch Road comprises 194,000 square feet in a four-story structure and seven single-story buildings. Another Forth Worth site at 16120 Double Eagle Blvd. comprises 210,000 square feet in a pair of three-story buildings. The three-story Prosper facility at 920 Cook Lane comprises 147,090 square feet.

All Storage also received approval for additional developments in Arlington and McKinney, Texas. The Arlington project at the intersection of Highway 157 and Viridien will comprise 200,000 square feet and offer covered RV spaces. The four-story McKinney development at Highway 164 and Lake Forest will comprise 168,000 square feet. Both are expected to be complete by fall 2022.

The Box opened a new flagship facility in the Jumeirah Lake Towers area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The facility offers drive-up units ranging from 400 to 600 square feet, with dedicated parking spaces for loading and unloading. It features biometric security and a shipping-fulfillment center. Amenities include an auditorium, gym, library and workspaces. Under its carbon-neutral initiative, the company will plant a tree for every new customer, with a goal to plant 50,000 trees by 2025. Established in 2007, The Box operates more than 30 facilities in the UAE.

Brookwood Properties LLC, which operates more than 50 self-storage facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, opened a new location in Austin, Texas. The three-story facility at 4500 S. Congress Ave. comprises 146,500 rentable square feet in 1,500 units. It’ll be managed by real estate investment trust (REIT) Life Storage and branded under its name. Rosehill Construction LLC was the general contractor. Kaufman Design Group was the architect. Based in Baton Rouge, La., Brookwood operates 11 facilities in Texas.

Self-storage developer Coastal Storage Group and real estate development firm Miller-Valentine Group are building a three-story facility in Knoxville, Tenn. Expected to open in a year, the project near the intersection of Interstate 40 and Rutledge Pike will comprise 100,300 square feet. It’ll be managed by REIT Extra Space Storage Inc. Based in Charleston, S.C., Coastal owns and operates facilities in the Southeast. Founded in 1963, Miller-Valentine provides design/build construction, development and property-management services in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest.

The Trafalgar Township Historical Society (TTHS) has expressed concerns about a six-story, mixed-use project proposed for Oakville, Ontario, by Canadian self-storage operator Dymon Storage Corp. In addition to self-storage, the facility would include office and retail space, plus 77 parking spaces. The property at 2507 Dundas St. W. houses a 150-year-old, two-story heritage home known as the Switzer House. Built in 1868, it was designated as historical under the Ontario Heritage Act. Dymon plans to move the home to a new spot on the property and convert it to office use. The proposed location would be out of context with the scope and scale of the storage facility, according to TTHS Chair Michelle Knoll. Dymon submitted a Heritage Impact Assessment to the city, but it doesn’t include an analysis of the impact the storage building would have on the heritage home or address its relocation, said Kate Cockburn, town senior planner. David McKay, a partner with MHBC Planning Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, which represented Dymon during the meeting, said the plans could be modified to address any concerns. The council plans to review the proposal later. Founded in 2006, Dymon operates eight self-storage facilities in Ottawa, and one each in Brampton, Kanata and Etobicoke, Canada. It’s an affiliate of the Dymon Group of Cos.

Himmelrich Associates Inc. is converting a warehouse in Baltimore to self-storage. Built in 1986, the property at 211 Stockholm St. comprises 36,287 square feet. Himmelrich purchased the building in 2006 and owns three adjacent properties at the intersection of Ostend and Sharp Streets. Once complete, the facility will be managed by Extra Space. Based in Baltimore, Himmelrich is a real estate firm focused on adapting industrial properties for commercial use.

Development and real estate firm InSite Property Group, which operates the SecureSpace Self Storage brand, received approval to build a facility in Long Beach, Calif., despite local opposition. The council voted 7-1 to permit the project at 3701 Pacific Place, near the banks of the Los Angeles River. The planning commission approved the zoning change and permits in December for the three-story facility, which will comprise 152,000 square feet. More than 6,000 square feet of office space will also be included and will serve as the company’s new headquarters. Several community groups formed the Riverpark Coalition to protest the proposal, hoping the privately owned property would become a park. They also requested an environmental review. City officials said the site’s history of oil-related uses has left the soil contaminated with lead and arsenic. Furthermore, it’s zoned for industrial use. InSite said it’ll take steps to protect the neighborhood, seeking input from the city and state toxic-substances-control departments. The self-storage operator has also proposed adding a small nature preserve at the northern end of the property that could link to future developments on the 11-acre strip, which is owned by the county.

InSite also intends to develop a storage facility on a 31,500-square-foot parcel in Queens, N.Y. Adjacent to 58-80 Borden Ave. in Maspeth, the site was acquired for $18 million from the Home Depot USA. Based in Redondo Beach, Calif., InSite is an integrated developer, builder and operator of commercial real estate. SecureSpace operates 12 self-storage facilities in six states.

Miami-based Larkspur Acquisitions is facing community opposition in its quest to convert a former Shopko retail store in Beloit, Wis., which sits on 8.6 acres and has been vacant for two years. The company has filed a conditional-use permit to allow indoor storage for the building at 2762 Prairie Ave. The planning commission unanimously approved the application, but city council members are facing pressure from residents to reject it in favor of finding another retailer or grocer. The city’s planning and building services division issued a Facebook statement noting that as long as the use falls within the approved zoning, the city can’t deny the project. A public hearing will be held before the council votes on the proposal. If approved, construction would begin this August, with the facility opening in a year.

Let's Store It opened a new facility in Kewanee, Ill., it’s third location in the state. The property at 218 E. Third St. contains 57 units and has room for expansion. Owned by John Wathen, the company also operates locations in Ottawa and Sheridan, Ill.

James Lockhart, owner of Lockhart Storage Centers, received approval to move forward with a three-story facility in Loxahatchee Groves, Fla. The project for the 2.5-acre parcel on the north side of Southern Boulevard will be designed to look like a two-story structure, according to Bradley Miller, principal of Urban Design Studio, the architecture firm. Lockhart operates a facility in West Chapel, Fla.

Construction and excavation company Matson Development Co. is building Summit Storage in Kennewick, Wash. Expected to open this fall, the $5 million project at 9501 W. 10th Ave. will comprise 80,000 square feet in 642 units. Owned by Matson Storage LLC, it’ll be managed by West Coast Self-Storage Group, an Everett, Wash.-based company that provides third-party management. Hummel Construction & Development is the contractor. Based in Kennewick, Matson Development is owned by Ben and Travis Matson.

Northlake RV & Boat Storage opened in Roanoke, Texas. The facility at 1801 Whyte Road offers more than 350 vehicle-storage spaces with electricity, dump stations, air and potable water. It’s locally owned and operated.

Poverni Sheikh Group LLC and PV Asset Management intend to build a mixed-use development containing self-storage and a fast-food restaurant in the Levittown area of Middletown Township, Pa. The project would be built on 2.83 acres at the site of the former Aldi grocery store on Woodbourne Road. The Baltimore-based companies are seeking eight zoning variances, including the allowance of self-storage in a commercial district. The fast-food business would occupy the front of the property. It’s unclear if the former grocery store would be converted or demolished. It’s been vacant since 2019. Poverni is a vertically integrated real estate development company that specializes in commercial, multi-family and self-storage across the mid-Atlantic.

Rock-It Storage in Daphne, Ala., opened. The three-story facility comprises 74,000 net rentable square feet in 631 units. Designed by Dallenbach-Cole Architecture, it’s owned by Gulf Storage Group, a Natchez, Miss-based self-storage holding company.

Mark Saliterman received approval to build self-storage inside a vacant space at the Westrock Shopping Center in Rockford, Minn. As chief managing partner for the center, he turned to storage for the property at 8900 Walnut St. after failing to lease it to a retailer for several years. The space will include small retail shops near the front, with climate-controlled storage in the back. He hopes to open the facility this summer, but a steel shortage could delay it until next year.

Shurgard Self Storage Europe SARL, the European affiliate of U.S.-based real estate investment trust Public Storage Inc., is building a new facility in Lagny-sur-Marne, a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris. Slated to open next year, the facility will comprise 59,000 square feet in 800 units. Shurgard operates 40 locations and has four other projects underway elsewhere in the city. The company offers 1.2 million net rentable square meters in seven countries.

Squab Group, a family-operated storage company with three locations in England, is building a new location in Rubery, England. Hortons’ Estate Ltd. will construct the 15,000-square-foot facility in the Birmingham Great Park on Hollymoor Way. Expected to be complete this year, it’ll also offer offices for rent. Squab operates facilities in Daventry, Evesham and Leamington Spa. In addition to self-storage, it provides business centers, conference rooms, document shredding, removals and van hire.

StorageMart, which operates more than 200 self-storage properties across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, opened a new location in Kansas City, Mo. The facility at 417 Grand Blvd. is in the River Market neighborhood near downtown. StorageMart operates 11 sites in Kansas City and surrounding areas.

Strategic Storage Trust VI Inc. (SST VI), a public non-traded REIT sponsored by an affiliate of SmartStop Self Storage REIT Inc. (SSSR), intends to build a six-story facility on a 2.7-acre parcel it recently acquired in the Weston neighborhood of Toronto. The property at 1480 Jane St. will comprise about 99,000 net rentable square feet in approximately 1,200 units. It'll be developed as a joint venture between SST VI and SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust, a Canadian REIT that specializes in retail real estate. The project will be the eighth between the partners. SSSR has about $1.7 billion of real estate assets under management, including an owned and managed self-storage portfolio of 153 properties in 19 states and Toronto. The portfolio comprises approximately 11.7 million net rentable square feet.

Indianapolis-based Tiptonia Partners LLC intends to convert a former Kroger supermarket at the corner of Central Avenue and National Road in Columbus, Ind. The board of zoning appeals previously approved a conditional-use application for the structure to be used for self-storage. Renderings indicate a two-story facility branded under the Extra Space Storage name. Vacant since 2016, the site was acquired by Tiptonia in March for $3.6 million. No site plans have been submitted. Tiptonia’s application also requested to divide the parking lot on the north side of the property into two lots, with the intent to sell the properties for other business uses.

Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. is converting the former Capitol Archives & Record Storage building in Hartford, Conn., to self-storage. Once complete, the four-story building at 618 Capitol Ave. will comprise 87,387 square feet. U-Haul purchased the site last month for $1.1 million. Established in 1945, U-Haul owns and manages more than 62.5 million square feet of storage space nationwide.

A self-storage developer is looking to convert a former Hooters restaurant in Tucson, Ariz. Plans for Tower Storage at 6335 E. Tanque Verde Road include construction of a four-story structure comprising 100,000 square feet in 1,200 units. The development plan has been submitted to the city. If approved, the facility will open this fall.

4/8/21 – The global self-storage development pipeline continues to be extremely dynamic. Inside Self-Storage regularly covers new projects being planned and approved as well as zoning and other municipal issues. Following is activity taking place in April 2021.

A-Affordable Storage will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 21 to celebrate the opening of a boat/RV-storage facility in Weatherford, Texas. The property at 6704 Mineral Wells Highway includes 201 covered spaces, 20 garage-style units and a variety of other parking spots. It’s the sixth ground-up development for the company, which operates seven self-storage facilities in North Texas, with four more locations scheduled to open this year. Three other projects are in the early phases of development, according to owner Mitch Breeden.

U.K. self-storage operator Big Yellow Group PLC is building a facility on a 0.8-acre site in Epsom, England, just south of London. The company purchased the property for £6.5 million. Once complete, the project will be 56,000 square feet. Big Yellow Group operates 101 self-storage locations in the United Kingdom under the Big Yellow Self Storage and Armadillo Self Storage brand names, with most concentrated in Greater London and Southeast England.

Bow City Storage opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The six-story facility at 10th Ave. S.W. is west of downtown. It has four heated, drive-in loading bays and is fully climate-controlled. The locally owned and operated company is managed by a team of Calgarians who previously owned and managed a national self-storage portfolio.

Brookwood Properties LLC, which operates 53 self-storage locations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, opened a new site in New Orleans. The three-story facility at 10301 Interstate 10 Service Road comprises about 115,000 square feet in 915 climate-controlled units. It’ll be managed by real estate investment trust (REIT) Life Storage Inc. Rosehill Construction LLC was the general contractor. Kaufman Design Group was the architect.

Business owner Kirk Durham Jr. received zoning approval to develop a self-storage facility along Richard Road in Lexington, N.C. The project will be built on 1.7 acres owned by Robin G. Mikles and comprise up to 13,000 square feet of self-storage and a 150-square-foot office building. Large evergreen shrubs will be planted along the street to serve as a visual buffer.

Self-storage owners Adam and Mason Flippen opened Flippens Secured Self Storage in Post Falls, Idaho. Built on 6.87 acres at 208 Creative Way, the facility comprises 188 boat/RV- and vehicle-storage units with electric garage-door openers. Unit doors are 14 feet wide, and drive aisles are 70 feet wide. The owners are father and son.

Property owner Barry Holbrook of BSH Properties LLC intends to convert multiple vacant buildings to self-storage in the South City area of Memphis, Tenn. The $4 million Lucky Storage project at 325 G.E. Patterson Ave., 334 St. Paul Ave. and 543 S. 4th St. would fill a city block and comprise about 50,000 square feet of climate-controlled space. The existing warehouses are built on 3.2 acres. The development requires a variance to allow self-storage as a use. The board of adjustment is scheduled to consider the application on April 28.

Life Storage received approval to build a two-story facility in San Antonio. Expected to break ground in June, the project at 2300 Broadway will contain 40,404 square feet in 394 units. Designed by Dallenbach-Cole Architecture, it’ll incorporate requirements by the San Antonio River Rio Overlay District and the Westfort Historic District. Based in Buffalo, N.Y., Life Storage operates more than 900 self-storage facilities in 31 states and Ontario, Canada.

A joint venture between Live Oak Capital Partners LLC, Lumpkin Development LLC and MacArthur Holdings LLC began construction on a self-storage facility in Davie, Fla. The four-story structure near the intersection of Davie and Stirling Roads will comprise 85,000 square feet in more than 625 units. It’s expected to open next spring. DC Construction Associates will serve as general contractor. IberiaBank is providing debt financing. The facility was designed by Kenneth Carlson Architects and Thomas Engineering. Lumpkin operates 4 million square feet of commercial real estate in Alabama and Georgia. Family-operated MacArthur builds, owns and operates hotel, multi-family, office, retail and self-storage. Based in Atlanta, Live Oak Capital has acquired, developed and sold more than $100 million in commercial properties.

Construction is underway for LuxeLocker Boat & RV Storage in Boise, Idaho. Once complete, the facility at 7373 S. Federal Way will comprise 107,023 square feet. The units will be 14 feet wide with depths of 40 to 60 feet, and an average size of 700 square feet. The property will also offer cleanout stations and wash bays. It’s being built by Forge Building Co., a self-storage building contractor based in Boise. Ian Franklin, senior project manager, is the general contractor.

The owners of Maple Leaf Self Storage in Pere Marquette Township, Mich., received approval to build a second facility in the city. Oak Leaf Self Storage LLC at 110 S. Jackson Road will contain three 40-by-240-foot buildings comprising a total of 28,000 square feet. It’ll be designed similarly to the facility at 125 S. Pere Marquette Highway. The project will be built by Heirloom Carpentry & Construction.

REIT Public Storage Inc. is building a five-story facility in Baltimore. The project on the 1500 block of Ridgely Street is near an existing Public Storage facility at 1415 Russell St. Expected to be complete this winter, it’ll contain 940 units. The 1.14-acre parcel was originally being developed by NorthPoint Development, which operates the Beyond Self Storage brand. Public Storage acquired all but three facilities in NorthPoint’s portfolio earlier this year. Based in Glendale, Calif., Public Storage has interests in 2,504 self-storage facilities in 38 states, with approximately 171 million net rentable square feet.

Pawtucket, R.I., officials are considering two self-storage developments. SAFStor Real Estate Co. LLC intends to build a facility at 602 Mineral Spring Ave. near the city’s waste-transfer station. The site is somewhat limited due to the presence of wetlands and grade changes. It’s in an area near San Antonio Way that officials want to see upgraded aesthetically. City planners are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the project on April 20. Another project has been proposed by WSP II Pawtucket LLC, which wants to convert a former medical building at 555 Prospect St. The company acquired the 76,000-square-foot building in September for $1.45 million.

Save It All Self-Storage LLC is facing opposition in its quest to build a self-storage facility on a 12-acre parcel in Port Charlotte, Fla., behind a substation for Florida Power and Light (FPL), which owns the property. The land is along an old canal, south of Cochran Boulevard, and visible from U.S. Highway 41. Though Charlotte County Commissioners voted 4-1 to move the proposal forward, commissioner Chris Constance urged community members to oppose the development because of the trees on the site and possible future land use as a park. James Herston, the engineer representing the storage operator, told the commission the developer would attempt to retain the vegetation along the bank of the canal to avoid soil erosion. The property is zoned commercial but also earmarked as “parks” under the city’s future land-use zoning. Thomas Muller, who lives in the neighborhood, wrote a letter to FPL and met with about 30 community members, who agreed they would rather the land be designated a park, not for commercial use. Commissioner Joe Tiseo pointed out that the parcel is zoned for commercial, and the commission can’t override it.

Shurgard Self Storage Europe SARL, the European affiliate of U.S.-based Public Storage, is looking to develop a new facility in the Paris market, and has already signed a land-purchase agreement for a property. Expected to open in 2022, the building will comprise 5,200 square meters in more than 700 units. Shurgard operates 244 self-storage facilities comprising 1.2 million net rentable square meters in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Spartan Investment Group (SIG), a real estate investment company that specializes in self-storage and residential investments, intends to expand a storage facility it recently acquired in Huntsville, Texas. Built in 2004 at 20 F.M. 1791 Road, A Space Place Self Storage comprises 50,094 square feet. The four-building expansion would add 41,475 square feet. The Huntsville Planning Commission recommended approval for the project last month, with SIG agreeing to increase screening and landscaping along public right-of-ways, among other conditions. The city council was scheduled to hold a public hearing to discuss the project on Tuesday.

Storage Inns of America, which operates 10 facilities in Ohio, has begun a $2.2 million expansion of its facility in Dayton. It’ll add 44,000 square feet to the 120,000-square-foot site at 6400 Bigger Road. The new climate-controlled units will be available this fall. Storage Inns of America operates facilities in Beavercreek, Centerville, Dayton, Huber Heights, Miamisburg, Moraine and Troy.

The Jefferson County, Mo., Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-2 on March 25 to recommend against a zoning change that would allow Jay and Diana Volsey to build self-storage across from the Raintree Plantation subdivision. Checkered Flag Storage would be built on 13.47 acres in the 6000 block of Highway B. The three adjoining lots are zoned residential and currently hold two homes, one of which is occupied and another that would be demolished. The development would include 14 storage buildings and 60 uncovered boat/RV spaces. The project is supported by the Raintree Plantation Property Owners Association but faces opposition from nearby residents. Some planners and residents objected to the project over traffic-safety concerns, citing the facility’s proximity to a curve in the road. The county council, which has final say on the zoning request, is expected to review the project this month.

Real estate developer Dan Wagner intends to build Gravois Self-Storage in Sappington, Mo. The 120,000-square-foot project would be built on 4.7 acres at 11411 and 11431 Gravois Road in unincorporated St. Louis County. Planners voted unanimously to recommend the project in March but included several conditions, including architectural review. Officials stipulated the facility must include fenestration on at least 35 percent of the building front and the first 100 feet along both sides of the structure. The remainder of the building should feature brick veneer, stone or another approved material. Window embellishments must be part of the architectural review. Other conditions include decorative perimeter fencing and landscape buffering in the front and back of the property. The site houses an automotive business and offices, along with a single-family home. The structure proposed by Wagner would appear as two stories in the front but single story in the back. The project must still be approved by the city council.

Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. converted a building in Framingham, Mass., that once housed Sanofi Genzyme, a biotechnology company. The facility at 15 Pleasant St. Connector comprises 93,088 square feet in 636 indoor climate-controlled units. Established in 1945, U-Haul owns more than 66 million square feet of storage space.

West Coast Self-Storage Group, which operates 80 facilities in California, Oregon and Washington, opened a new location in Burien, Wash. The facility at 1625 S.W. 114th St. comprises 103,870 square feet in 1,000 units. It also contains 34 uncovered vehicle-storage spaces. Designed by Stephen Bourne, an architect with the firm Site + Plan + Mix LLC, it was developed by Salmon Creek Self-Storage LLC and built by JPR Construction.

Waukesha, Wis., officials will consider a proposed mixed-use development next week that would convert a former Kmart at the Sunset Crossings strip mall to self-storage and separate retail space. The unidentified developer has requested a Planned Unit Development (PUD) amendment that would allow self-storage in the 60,000-square-foot vacant structure. The project would comprise 53,5000 square feet of self-storage and two 2,500-square-foot retail spaces. The building’s façade would be remodeled to reflect the three storefronts. Planners will consider the PUD amendment on Tuesday, while the common council will review it on Thursday.

New Source:
The Real Deal, Judge Halts Construction at Self-Storage Site in Long Beach

Previous Sources:
The Star, Developer Withdraws Application to Build 6-Storey Storage Facility Next to 150-Year-Old Oakville Heritage Home
Press-Telegram, Community Groups Ask Court to Intervene on Long Beach Storage Project Along LA River
Leader Publications, Council Considers Storage Facility Near Raintree
Bdaily News, Hortons’ Estate Ltd to Develop Self-Storage Facility for Squab Group
Beloit Daily News, Former Shopko Building Could Become Self-Storage Facility, Development Records Show
Beloit Daily News, Community Responds to Shopko Building Plans With Criticism, Concern
EIN Presswire, Northlake RV & Boat Storage Opens in Northlake, TX
Hartford Business, U-Haul: Renovations on Deck for Capitol Ave. Warehouse in Hartford
Levittown Now, Self-Storage, Restaurant Planned for Former Grocery Store Site
Long Beach Post News, City Leaders Approve Storage Facility Where Advocates Wanted a Park
PR Newswire, Brookwood Properties Opens New Self-Storage Facility in Austin, Texas
PR Newswire, StorageMart Transforms Vacant Building Into New Store in Key Market
PR Newswire, Strategic Storage Trust VI Inc. Acquires Land for the Development of a 1,200 Unit Self Storage Facility in the Greater Toronto Area
PR Newswire, U-Haul Reusing Hartford Building for Climate-Controlled Storage
Press & News, Rockford OKs Indoor Self Storage at Westrock Shopping Center
Real Estate News Exchange, SmartStop JVs With SmartCentres on Land, Buys Oakville Facility, 500-Unit Extra Space Storage Facility Opening Next to Topgolf Site
Star Courier, Storage Business Sets Up Shop Here  
The Beaver, Developer Wants 6-Storey Storage Facility Next to This 150-Year-Old Oakville Heritage Home and Town Council Has Serious Concerns
The Real Deal, Self-Storage Company Buys Dev Site From Home Depot
The Republic, A New Use: Former Kroger Site to Become Self-Storage Facility
The Town Crier, Groves Council Approves Two Commercial Projects on Southern
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, Matson Development Building 642-Unit Self-Storage Facility
Call Newspapers, County Sets a Precedent for Storage Units to Look Better; Gravois Up First
Call Newspapers, Gravois Road Storage Site OK’d for Zoning by Panel
Coeur d'Alene Press, Flippens Self Storage Opens in Post Falls
Daily Memphian, Ice Cream Business, Self-Storage, Orleans Station Among New Zoning Cases
Dayton Daily News, Dayton-Area Self-Storage Company Starts $2.2M Centerville Expansion
GM Today, Waukesha Common Council to Review Self-Storage Use at Sunset Crossings
Leader Publications, P&Z Turns Thumbs-Down to Storage Facility Near Raintree Subdivision
Ludington Daily News, Storage Facility Coming to P.M. Township
Morningstar, Big Yellow Group Buys South West London Site for GBP6.5 Million
Newswire, Bow City Storage Opens 24/7 Secure Access, Fully Climate Controlled Facility Near Downtown Calgary
PR Newswire, Brookwood Properties Opens New Self Storage Facility in New Orleans, LA
PR Newswire, Now Open: 636 Storage Rooms Ready at U-Haul of Framingham-Southborough
Sharecast, Big Yellow Buys 'Prime' Epsom Site for £6.5M, Public Storage Adding Second Facility Near Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Sun Port Charlotte, Neighbors Plead for Woods Over Self-Storage
The Dispatch, New Self-Storage Facility to Be Built in Lexington
The Item, Huntsville to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Storage Facility Expansion
The Valley Breeze, Self-Storage Facilities Proposed in Pawtucket

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