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Self-Storage Development and Zoning Activity: July 2019

October 11, 2021

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Self-Storage Development and Zoning Activity: July 2019

Update 10/11/21 – Denver-based real estate development firm Southwestern Property Corp. has completed its conversion of the 157,000-square-foot former JCPenney store at what was Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix. The self-storage facility is now managed by real estate investment trust Life Storage Inc. and branded under its name.

This project is the second redevelopment of large retail spaces around the mall. Adelante Healthcare earlier transformed a former Sports Authority store into a community health center.

Metrocenter closed last June, though the JCPenney store, which wasn’t part of mall ownership, closed earlier. The shopping center dates back to 1973, when it was the first two-story mall built in the state.

10/14/19 – Clay Pond Acquisitions received unanimous site-plan approval from the Bourne Planning Board on Sept. 26, getting the permit it requires for its self-storage conversion project in Monument Beach, Mass. The developer agreed to the board’s one condition, to repair and maintain the perimeter fencing that abuts the homes on Laura Lane. Clay Pond will also need to obtain a building permit.

10/1/19 – The South Whitehall Township, Pa., Planning Commission reviewed Lopsonski’s rezoning proposal for the property at 4828 Huckleberry Road last week. It declined to take action, however, after hearing opposition to the project from several residents. Community members who attended the Sept. 26 meeting cited traffic congestion as their main concern, according to a source.

Some commission members also expressed reluctance to approve the rezoning, worried about what might be built on the site if the storage development falls through. “You want to know what my biggest fear is? A bank, a pharmacy and a fast-food restaurant, and there’s enough land to do it there,” said commissioner Brian Hite, adding that the area is a “bullseye” for traffic and speeders. “Certain hours of the day, that’s a racetrack.”

City planner Robert Bielecki also worries about an increase in traffic. “My concern, the bottom line is truck traffic,” he said. “If we put highway-commercial there, there’s nothing to prevent that from happening.”

Lopsonzski originally planned to build seven residential lots, but soil testing showed the land wasn’t conducive to a large septic tank, Bradbury said. A storage facility would result in 76 vehicle trips daily, based on its size, he added.

Resident Daniel Ford noted nearby streets such as Village Road are already congested during morning rush hour. “When I hear 76 more [vehicles], that concerns me,” he said.

The pastoral surroundings of the area would be lost if the rezoning is approved, said Nelson Randolph, who lives 30 feet from the property. “It’s going to devalue my property. Who’s going to compensate me?” he asked.

7/31/19 – The Leesburg Town Council approved a special exception to accommodate the height of the RightAway Storage development adjacent to the Tavistock Farms neighborhood. Council members and community members who spoke during last Tuesday’s meeting generally lauded the building’s design, according to the source.

Councilmember Josh Thiel was the lone dissenting vote against the project. Thiel grew up in the neighborhood and indicated several residents urged him to oppose the proposal. Though he liked the concept of the development, he disagreed with the facility’s proximity to homes, Thiel said.

7/26/19 – 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 more activity taking place in July 2019.

U.K. self-storage operator Big Yellow Group PLC will develop a mixed-use project on a 6.4-acre site in the Harrow area of London. The 112,000-square-foot facility will feature a business center, self-storage and a “multi-unit industrial estate.” The company acquired the site for £20 million. Big Yellow Group operates 99 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. Its total portfolio comprises 5.7 million square feet.

Bluewater Boat, RV and Mini Storage will open in Round Rock, Texas, in mid-August. The facility at 16720 Central Commerce Drive will feature indoor vehicle parking.

Property owner Dana Boucher received conditional approval to develop a self-storage facility in Litchfield, N.H. The project at 55 Charles Bancroft Highway will include 13 buildings comprising about 43,000 square feet of storage in 336 units. Boucher, who operates a paving business at the site, was also granted a parking-space waiver to reduce the number of allotted customer spots from 70. Civil-engineering firm Keach-Nordstrom Associates Inc. has represented Boucher during municipal meetings. VAB Properties LLC will handle construction.

Property owners Matt Bridges and Paul Cozell want to transform a vacant Marsh Supermarket store in Nobleville, Ind., into a mixed-use development featuring office, retail and self-storage. The Riveredge Planned Development at 17901 River Road would include three new structures: a two-story, 21,000-square-foot office building and two retail/restaurant spaces comprising 4,700 and 6,400 square feet. The project would require multiple zoning changes. Constructed in 1993, the former Marsh store was vacated in 2017 when the company went out of business. Existing tenants at the site, including Crown Liquors, a Marathon gas station and Maria’s Mexican Grill, wouldn’t be affected.

Real estate development firm Central Southwest Texas Development LLC (CSTD) will develop a three-story self-storage facility at 7970 Woodbridge Parkway in Sachse, Texas. Sachse Self-Storage will comprise 91,170 square feet in 906 climate-controlled units. Construction is expected to be complete next summer. Commercial real estate and finance firm JLL Capital Markets helped the company secure $6.2 million in financing. Based in Austin, Texas, CSTD has 22 projects under construction including two other self-storage developments.

Clay Pond Acquisitions LLC, which owns a 16-acre shopping center in Monument Beach, Mass., intends to convert a vacant supermarket inside the plaza to self-storage. The project at 170 Clay Pond Road would include a two-story addition built adjacent to the existing structure and 35,600 square feet of storage space constructed in the parking lot. The entire development would yield 141,260 rentable square feet.

Built in 1993, the former Grand Union supermarket has been vacant since November 2008. Though the Stop & Shop chain signed a 15-year lease for the property in 2009, the company determined the site had too many challenges to warrant a location. The shopping center includes a pizza shop, liquor store and financial-services consultant.

The Clay Pond proposal is being considered by a subcommittee of the Cape Cod Commission and could be voted on by the full commission as early as July 25. If approved, the project would still need site-plan approval and a special permit from the planning board.

I|C Construction has broken ground on a new property on a 5.4-acre site in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Expected to be complete in January, the facility at 9001 Wilmot Road will comprise 127,156 square feet in 800 units. The site is owned by Bruno and Lori Hanney, and will be managed by self-storage REIT Extra Space Storage Inc. In.studio Architecture designed the project.

Mike Lopsonzski is looking to build self-storage on a 16-acre parcel at Route 309 and Snowdrift Road in South Whitehall Township, Pa. The board of commissioners recommended that the planning commission review the proposal and decide whether to allow the necessary rezoning. The project would require a change from neighborhood commercial/rural residential to a highway-commercial use. Topography, including steep slopes and a creek running through the property, makes about 4 acres of the site unusable for development, according to engineering consultant Mark Bradbury. The proposed facility would have about 100,000 square feet of floor space.

Off-Site Garages is building a second location in Lakewood, Colo. Slated to open in February, the facility near the 6th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard intersection will specialize in garage condominiums for purchase. Starting at 800 square feet, the units will cost $167 per square foot, according to co-owner Mike Ard. The three-building property will also include a clubhouse and restrooms, and be operated by an association. The $60 monthly dues will cover insurance for the unit as well as maintenance costs for common areas. Off-Site also operates a 53-unit site in Broomfield, Colo.

Recker Road Self Storage is expanding its facility at 1501 N. Recker Road in Gilbert, Ariz., building a 20,000-square-foot building on what is currently an RV-storage lot. The structure will include 2,100 square feet of expansion for Arizona Total Auto Care, a partner business that also operates onsite. The project is expected to begin in about six months, after the expansion of the company’s sister facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., is complete. The Recker Road site offers air-conditioned and traditional drive-up units in addition to RV storage.

StorageMart, which operates more than 200 self-storage properties across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, has expanded its facility at 1800 E. Army Post Road in Des Moines, Iowa. The site now includes two climate-controlled buildings containing 155 units, 25 outdoor vehicle-storage space, drive-in loading bays and a larger office.

The William Warren Group (WWG), a privately held real estate company that operates the StorQuest Self Storage brand, is building a new facility in Boulder, Colo., on a 2.7-acre site it purchased for $4.85 million. The property at 4790 Pearl St. formerly housed Marv’s Quality Towing. Expected to be complete in about a year, the three-story structure will comprise 59,000 gross square feet in 650 climate-controlled units. The site will also offer 55 covered, outdoor vehicle-storage spaces. Designed by Galloway & Co., the facility will be built by Waner Construction Co. Inc. Founded in 1994 and based in Santa Monica, Calif., WWG acquires, develops and operates more than 160 locations in 14 states.

Chris Holyfield, owner of Tower Storage of Bentonville LLC, is building a two-story facility in Bentonville, Ark. Holyfield purchased the 3.23-acre site at 3100 S.W. Regional Airport Blvd. for $842,000 from BOS Park LLC. Once complete, Tower Self Storage will comprise 104,000 square feet in 202 units. The general contractor is Holyfield Construction Inc., and the architect is Allison Ford. David Lane Beaird & Associates Inc. is the structural engineer. Anderson Engineering is the civil engineer and landscape architect, and Geary Engineering Inc. is the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer.

U-Haul is operating out of a temporary showroom while it converts a former Kmart in Byron Center, Mich., to self-storage. The company acquired the 115,440-square-foot building in March. The facility will ultimately include about 50,000 square feet of storage in more than 800 units. It’ll also offer trailer and truck rentals, towing equipment, and moving and packing supplies. The project is expected to be complete by the spring.

U-Haul is also set to begin construction on a new, three-story facility in Clifton Park, N.Y. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Clifton Park will be built on 9.8 acres at 7 Synergy Park Drive. It’ll comprise 100,000 square feet in more than 800 units. The site will also offer trailer and truck sharing, hitch installation, propane sales, U-Box portable storage containers, and a retail showroom of moving and packing supplies. The project is expected to be complete by fall 2020.

Strategic Development Group LLC (SDG) is developing a new facility on a 3-acre parcel in South Whitehall Township, Pa. Once complete, the three-story facility      on Hausman Road and U.S. Route 309 will comprise 96,000 square feet. It’ll be designed by ARC Services Inc. and managed by 180 Self-Storage LLC, a consulting management and firm based in Gilbert, Ariz. SDG will present its formal plan to the township planning commission on Aug. 15. If approved, construction will begin in the second quarter of 2020.

7/17/19 – 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 July 2019.

All Storage opened a new facility in Frisco, Texas. The property at 6475 All Stars Ave. comprises more than 1,400 units. The location is the company’s second in Frisco and 34th in the Dallas metro area. Based in Oklahoma, All Storage owns 58 self-storage facilities comprising more than 7.6 million net rentable square feet.

England-based moving and self-storage company Andrew Porter Ltd. completed a third-phase expansion of its facility in Kendal, England, which added 60 units. The site opened in December with 27 units before adding another 18 spaces in May. The location began reserving the newest units weeks before the project was complete, according to facility manager Stephen Gregson. Andrew Porter operates self-storage facilities in Adlington and Kendal, England, as well as a storage warehouse in Northwest England.

Commercial Self Storage is expanding its Castleton, Ohio, location and constructing a new facility in Noblesville, Ohio. The expansion at 8070 Castleton Road will add four storage buildings. The project is expected to be complete by December. The new project at 605 Sheridan Road will comprise 14 buildings on 12.7 acres. Owners Jim and Theresa Sapp have new facilities under development in Columbus, Ohio, and Fort Wayne, Ind.

CubeSmart, a self-storage REIT and third-party management firm, intends to develop a four-story, 125,000-square-foot facility at 223 Mill St. N.E. in Vienna, Va. The site is near an existing CubeSmart property at 300 Mill St. N.E. The board of architectural review was scheduled to discuss the application last Friday. The REIT operates three other locations in the area. It owns or manages 1,159 self-storage facilities across the United States, with an operating portfolio comprising more than 77.5 million square feet.

Officials in Nampa, Idaho, are considering plans for two self-storage projects that were proposed before the city enacted a 180-day ban on storage development on June 3. On May 3, property owner GJS Enterprises applied for a modification to its development agreement that would allow self-storage to be built on a 13.3-acre parcel at the northwest intersection of 11th Avenue N. and Cherry Lane. The land is currently zoned for commercial/office use.

The second proposal was submitted by property owner Marc Ikebasu on June 1. Ikebasu wants to change the zoning on a vacant, 4.8-acre parcel at 905 S. Middleton Road from a neighborhood commercial-office plan to self-storage. The use change would also require a conditional-use permit. Ikebasu intends to develop 111,550 square feet of storage at the site.

Guardian Self Storage is expanding its four-story facility in Lihue, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. The project will add about 600 units to the structure, which was originally a sugar warehouse. Construction is expected to be complete by year-end. Guardian acquired the building in 2015 and spent about two years on renovations and site work. The location opened with 660 units. A third-phase expansion could be built in the future, depending on demand, according to Thomas Lambert, managing partner.

A partnership between real estate investment firms Harvestate Group LLC and Homestake Capital LLC has broken ground on a new self-storage development in Winslow, N.J. The property at 310 Sicklerville Road will comprise 66,300 net rentable square feet in 595 units. It’ll be managed by Extra Space Self Storage Inc., a storage REIT and third-party management firm, and branded under its name. It’s expected to open in January. John Kirkenir is also a partner in the development. Dallas-based ARCO/Murray Design Build is serving as general contractor.

Kent Supreme Self Storage has opened in Kent, Wash. The facility at 25301 Pacific Highway S. comprises 78,075 square feet in 657 indoor, climate-controlled units and 51 vehicle-storage spaces. Designed by Jackson | Main Architecture of Seattle, it’s owned by Seattle-based CPSG Self Storage Facility XI LLC, which also developed the site. It’ll be managed by West Coast Self-Storage Group, an acquisition, development and property-management company headquartered in Everett, Wash. West Coast’s portfolio of managed and owned properties includes 44 sites in Washington, six in Oregon and eight in California.

Toledo, Ohio-based Lock-It-Up Self Storage opened a new location at 100 W. Sterns Road in Temperance, Mich. The company acquired the property last month from Erie Shores Self Storage. Future renovations could include the addition of climate-controlled units, according to director Stacey Irwin. The Temperance facility is the company’s third in Michigan. It operates 14 facilities in Ohio.

Lock Stock Self Storage, which operates 16 container-based self-storage facilities across Mid and North Wales, has opened three new locations in Flint, Saltney and Sandycroft, Flintshire, Wales. The company now offers more than 3,000 shipping containers. The Flint facility in Aber Park near A548 N. Wales Coast Road offers 20 containers. The Sandycroft location is on the former White Self Storage site at the Glendale Business Park and provides 157 containers. The Saltney property on River Lane is adjacent to an existing Lock Stock facility. Sitting on 2.1 acres, it has a capacity to hold 300 containers. Founded in 1999 by brothers Nick and Shon Powell, Lock Stock is based in Denbigh, Wales. The family-operated business also provides moving services through its “Take Stock” van fleet.

Ludlow Self-Storage has opened a container-based self-storage facility in Ludlow, a town in Shropshire, England. The facility at Highlands Farm offers 58 containers and 9,000 square feet of general warehouse space. Plans are underway to add 75 more containers, according to managing director Mark Carter.

Menards, a Wisconsin-based home-improvement chain that also builds and operates self-storage facilities, has purchased a vacant Shopko building in Lincoln, Neb., with plans to convert it to self-storage. About 70,000 square feet of the building at 3400 N. 27th St. would be transformed to storage, while Menards would use about 40,000 square feet as an outdoor warehouse area for its adjacent business to store bulk materials. In addition, 4 acres of parking area would be made available for commercial development. Shopko closed the store in March after going out of business.

Atlanta-based real estate developer Mequity Cos. is converting a vacant two-story building in Upper Darby, Pa., to self-storage. Built in 1920, the structure at 100 Constitution Ave. comprises 47,000 square feet. A portion of the building will be expanded to three stories to yield a total of 51,000 net rentable square feet. The buyer and seller, RW Partners, were represented by George Hatchard, a brokerage advisor for Investment Real Estate LLC, a provider of brokerage, construction, development and management services to self-storage owners and investors since 1998.

Officials in Media, Pa., approved plans for NUVO Self Storage to be built on an undeveloped portion of the Rosetree Corporate Center. The four-story structure will be constructed between two existing buildings. It must conform to the same general appearance of the other structures and won’t have any commercial signage. Other site requirements include stormwater management. Rosetree includes a four-story, 100,000-square-foot building and a six-story, 160,000-square-foot structure. The Keystone Property Group complex is described as a “work community” featuring modern atriums, fitness centers, food service and other amenities.

RJ Kelly Co. Inc. could face opposition in its quest to build a mixed-use project that’ll include self-storage in Quincy, Maine. Plans for the 3.5-acre parcel call for a 145,432-square-foot, multi-story building containing 140,932 square feet of climate-controlled storage in 1,280 upper-floor units. The first floor would comprise 1,600 square feet of office space and 2,000 square feet of retail. The project would be built on a portion of The Home Depot parking lot on Centre Street, near the intersection with Burgin Parkway and across from the Quincy Adams Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway station.

At least one city official expressed concerns about an increase in traffic at the intersection, which he called a “daily round of pedestrian chicken.” Councilmember Brian Palmucci, who represents the area, said he’d like to see changes that would allow commuters to get to their destinations safely. The planning and zoning board discussed the project at its July 16 meeting.

Self Storage Plus, which operates 32 facilities in Maryland, Northern Virginia and West Virginia, has opened a new location in Beltsville, Md. The facility at 5050 Powder Road sits on 4.01 acres and comprises 108,050 rentable square feet in 1,129 interior, climate-controlled and 31 drive-up units.

Denver-based real estate development firm Southwestern Property Corp. has purchased 156,000 square feet of space at a former Phoenix shopping mall for $3.17 million with plans to convert it to self-storage and vehicle storage or an entertainment center. The space at the Metrocenter Mall was formerly occupied by JCPenney Inc. The Phoenix City Council approved a new zoning plan to allow the 1.3 million-square-foot mall to transition from mainly retail to include entertainment, hotel, medical, office and residential uses.

U-Haul is converting a vacant Kmart in Byron Center, Mich., to self-storage The company acquired the 115,440-square-foot building at 701 68th St. S.W. in March. The facility will include about 50,000 square feet of indoor storage space in addition to truck and trailer sharing, towing equipment and moving supplies. Construction is expected to be complete next spring. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Byron Center is currently operating out of a temporary showroom onsite.

Texas-based developer Veritas Family Partners has purchased a warehouse in St. Paul, Minn., for $5.48 million with plans to convert it to self-storage. The property at 240 Arlington Ave. E. is in the Arlington Business Center.

The William Warren Group (WWG), a privately held real estate company that operates the StorQuest Self Storage brand, has opened a new facility in Escondido, Calif. The four-story facility at 222 W. Mission Ave. sits on 1.57 acres and comprises 70,000 square feet in 810 units. Founded in 1994 and based in Santa Monica, Calif., WWG acquires, develops and operates more than 125 self-storage facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina and Texas.

7/1/19 – 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 July 2019.

A development proposal from 54 Cedar LLC has prompted the Batavia, N.Y., City Council to consider formally adding self-storage as a defined use in its municipal code. The resolution would permit self-storage in industrial zones with a special-use permit, though developments would have to be 100 feet from residential property.

Officials realized self-storage wasn’t defined when property owner Peter Yasses requested to build Cedar Street Self-Storage on a vacant, 8-acre site at 54 Cedar St. The phased project would include up to eight buildings. The facility, which is supported by the planning and development committee, would be built adjacent to a planned warehouse.

The city council will next address the topic on July 8. Ultimately, county planners will also have to sign off on the zoning change and project for it to go through. A public hearing and local law resolution would also be part of final adoption process.

Cyzner Properties, a New Jersey-based commercial real estate firm, received approval from the Branchburg, N.J., Zoning Board of Adjustment to convert a former Sun National Bank building into Arthur's Self-Storage. The 40-year-old building at 3421 Route 22 E., which sat empty for three years, is in an area targeted for multi-family housing. It’ll comprise 1,000 units and offer wine storage and safe-deposit boxes. The 25-acre site will also include 400 spaces for boats, RVs and other vehicles. The facility will be designed by Stephen Overcash of Overcash Demmitt Architects. Construction is expected to begin this fall and be complete by June.

Bernard Edelman, managing partner of Innovative Markets Inc., is seeking approval to build a four-story, mixed-use project in the Chicago neighborhood of Portage Park that’ll include self-storage and retail. The plans for 3633 N. Central Ave. include building a 110,000-square-foot storage facility with 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. It was approved by the planning commission last month and discussed during a June 25 zoning committee meeting. The 2-acre lot at the corner of Central and Waveland Avenues has been vacant since 2004. Innovative Markets purchased the property in 2017 for $1.6 million. The developer is requesting $3.3 million in tax-increment financing from the city.

Lake Geneva Self Storage LLC acquired an industrial facility in Lake Geneva, Wis., that it intends to convert to self-storage. The 68,000-square-foot building at 901 Maxwell St. sits on 5.7 acres. Kevin Barry, executive vice president of commercial brokerage The Barry Co., represented the seller, Everett Smith Group.

Larkspur Properties LP, an investment firm specializing in distressed commercial and residential properties, has opened Pearman Dairy Self Storage in Anderson, S.C. It acquired the Pearman Dairy Plaza shopping center at 1475 Pearman Dairy Road in 2017 and converted 60,000 square feet of interior space to self-storage. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 20. Based in Miami, Larkspur owns real estate assets in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

In a unanimous vote on June 18, the Waterville, Maine, City Council agreed to sell a tract of land it owns off Airport Road to Pondwood Self Storage for $70,000. The property was listed at $73,000. Pondwood plans to build a storage structure that’ll include warehouse space. A final vote will be required to finalize the sale.

RightAway Storage received a unanimous recommendation from the Leesburg, Va., Planning Commission for its proposed 105,500-square-foot self-storage development in the Tavistock Farms neighborhood. The nod came a year after the operator’s original proposal received 90 points of feedback from city staff, which prompted a collaborative effort between the operator and city officials. The town council will make a final determination on the 40-foot-tall structure, which requires a special exception. The site at the intersection of Sycolin Road and Tavistock Drive would be RightAway’s second location. The operator also has a self-storage facility in Baltimore.

Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc., which operates more than 1,500 self-storage facilities across North America and frequently recycles existing structures for its new locations, has converted the former 178,963-square-foot Kmart store at 7425 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis to self-storage. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Eastgate offers 598 interior storage units, truck rentals, moving and packing supplies, and other services. Originally constructed in 1969 on 12 acres, the building had been empty since 2014.

U-Haul is also repurposing a vacant Kmart in Santa Maria, Calif. The company purchased the property at 2875 Santa Maria Way for $6.5 million in January. The 13-acre site includes a 104,000-square-foot building and 700 parking spaces. U-Haul received a conditional-use permit on June 19 from the planning commission, allowing it to offer truck rentals, and moving and packing supplies. It’ll present its remodeling plans for the building at a future date.

U-Haul opened a temporary showroom offering truck rentals inside an empty Kmart store in Milton, Ala., while it converts the building to interior self-storage. The property at 6050 US-90 has been vacant for a year. The site is expected be fully operational in summer 2020.

U-Haul has completed its conversion of a Chevrolet dealership in Marietta, Ga. The company purchased the property at 900 Roswell St. in 2017. The 58,551-square-foot structure includes more than 400 self-storage units. A July 4 grand-opening event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include free food and facility tours. Established in 1945, U-Haul owns more than 38 million square feet of storage space nationwide.

Universal Storage Solutions (USS) is working with affiliate Universal Development & Construction (UDC) on a mixed-use project in Bristol, Tenn. Stafford Street Village near Route 126 and W. State Street will include about 140 apartments and townhomes, along with a self-storage facility. The complex will feature upscale residences, a swimming pool, playground and dog park. The self-storage component will be on the east side of Stafford Street. Construction is expected to be complete next year, according to partner Shane Abraham. Developer Mitch Cox Cos. is also a partner in the project.

USS and UDC are subsidiaries of Universal Cos., a diversified business group that also includes an equipment manufacturer and a wine and spirits retailer. USS also has self-storage facilities in Elizabethton and Johnson City, Tenn.

New Source:
KJZZ, The Old Metrocenter Mall JCPenney Store Is Now a Self-Storage Center

Previous Sources:
LoudonNow, Leesburg Council Approves Tavistock Storage Facility
The Morning Call, Self-Storage Facility in South Whitehall Draws Residents’ Complaints
Cape Cod Times, Monument Beach Residents Lament Plans for Self-Storage Unit
Community Impact Newspaper, Bluewater Boat, RV, and Mini Storage to Open in Round Rock in August
Rebusiness Online, I|C Construction to Break Ground on 800-Unit Self-Storage Facility in Wisconsin
Denver 7, What's That?: Oversized Storage Units, Nicknamed 'Garage Condos,' Headed to Lakewood
Rebusiness Online, StorageMart Expands Climate-Controlled Facility in Des Moines
Colorado Real Estate Journal, StorQuest Locks Up First Deal in Boulder
TB&P, Real Deals: Permit for Bentonville Self-Storage Facility Nears $10 Million
Bdaily News, Self-Storage Unit Acquires New £20M Site in North West London
Cape Cod Times, Self-Storage Space Planned for Former Grand Union in Bourne
Community Impact Newspaper, Recker Road Self Storage planning expansion with Arizona Total Auto Care
Grand Rapids Business Journal, Moving and Self-Storage Company Buys Big-Box Property
Indianapolis Business Journal, Owners Hope to Turn Former Marsh Store Into Self-Storage Facility in Noblesville
The Morning Call, South Whitehall Property Owner Wants to Build Friendly Neighborhood Self-Storage Facility Off Route 309
Union Leader, New Storage Facility With 13 buildings and More Than 300 Units Approved in Litchfield
Yahoo Finance, Plans Revealed for First U-Haul-Owned Facility in Clifton Park
Bristol Herald Courier, Early development of apartment complex underway along West State Street
Central Maine, Waterville City Council Takes First Vote to Sell Lot Off Airport Road
GSA Business Report, Pearman Dairy Self Storage Schedules Ribbon-Cutting Event
Larkspur Properties, Website
LoudonNow, Storage Facility Under Consideration in Tavistock
My Central Jersey, Branchburg: Route 22 Office Building Will Be 'Recycled' Into Self-Storage Facility
PR Newswire, Adaptive Reuse: Indianapolis Gets New U-Haul Store at Old Kmart Site
PR Newswire, Grand Opening: U-Haul at Roswell Street Offers 402 Self-Storage Units
RE Journals, Barry Company Sells 68,000-Square-Foot Industrial Property in Lake Geneva
Santa Maria Times, U-Haul Buys Santa Maria's Closed Kmart for $6.5 million
Santa Rosa Gazette, U-Haul Planning to Move Into Old Kmart Building
The Batavian, Zoning Change to Include Public Storage Units Advances; Yasses Looking to Build on Cedar Street
The Real Deal, Storage, Retail Could Give Portage Park Vacant Lot New Life After 15 Years
All Storage, All Storage Opens New Facility in Frisco, TX
AZ Central, Former Metrocenter JCPenney May Become Self-Storage Facility
Bdaily News, Kendal Self Storage Company Completes Third Expansion
Bedford Now, Lock-It-Up Opens Bedford Facility
Benzinga, Extra Space Storage at Winslow Celebrates Groundbreaking
Finance & Commerce, Just Sold: Warehouse Set For Self-Storage Conversion
Idaho Statesman, What’s Coming Near You
Indianapolis Business Journal, Storage Company to Add Location
Insider Media Limited, Three New Sites for Self-Storage Company
LI Herald.com, Storage Facility Proposed for Halm Property
Lincoln Journal Star, Menards to Turn North Lincoln Shopko Store Into Storage
Morningstar, Big Yellow Buys Land in Harrow For GBP20 Million For Storage Centre
Nampa Planning and Zoning Department, Public Hearing Item No. 3
Nampa Planning and Zoning Department, Public Hearing Item No. 4
Queen Creek Independent, Decrease Sought for Required Parking Spaces at Proposed San Tan Valley Storage Facility
Shropshire Star, Storage Firm Opens Following £250k Investment
Syracuse.com, Syracuse.Com Real Estate Update Includes Former Sam’s Club, Skaneateles Hemp Farm
The Patriot Ledger, Storage Facility Proposed for Parking Lot by Quincy Adams Station
The Record, Self Storage Facility Development Off Highway 7/8 in Kitchener
Tysons Reporter, CubeSmart Eyeing New Spot in Town of Vienna
Yahoo Finance, StorQuest Self Storage Opens Cutting Edge Facility in Escondido, CA
Yahoo Finance, U-Haul Reusing Former Kmart for Retail, Storage in Byron Center

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