Blue Llama Opens Cedar, TX, Self-Storage Facility After Developers Housing Plan Falls Through

Update 9/23/14 – Blue Llama Storage, which builds, owns and manages self-storage facilities throughout Texas, recently opened Dies Ranch Storage in Cedar Park, Texas, as the property’s management company. The facility was built by Vision 360 Development, a Dallas-based architect and interior-design studio, as an alternative to homes originally planned for the 7.5-acre site. Vision 360 had trouble getting the utility connections it needed for the residential development, according to “Space Wise,” a blog published by Extra Space Storage Inc.

Update 9/23/14 – Blue Llama Storage, which builds, owns and manages self-storage facilities throughout Texas, recently opened Dies Ranch Storage in Cedar Park, Texas, as the property’s management company. The facility was built by Vision 360 Development, a Dallas-based architect and interior-design studio, as an alternative to homes originally planned for the 7.5-acre site. Vision 360 had trouble getting the utility connections it needed for the residential development, according to “Space Wise,” a blog published by Extra Space Storage Inc.

The newly constructed property at 2501 Dies Ranch Road is near the intersection of Anderson Mill Road and Dies Ranch Road. It encompasses 90,000 square feet of storage space and features more than 500 drive-up, ground-level units. Property amenities include video cameras, security lighting, Wi-Fi, and a retail center that sells packing and moving supplies.

The project was protested by residents of two nearby subdivisions, Bella Vista and Twin Creeks, who petitioned against the self-storage facility and called it “inconsistent with the character” of the surrounding master-planned communities.

Owner Brian Birdwell, who is also managing partner of Vision 360, said he wanted to build a self-storage facility that was aesthetically pleasing to the area, according to a Blue Llama press release. The facility will serve the communities of Anderson Mill West, Bella Vista, Cedar Park, Twin Creeks and surrounding neighborhoods. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was scheduled for Tuesday.

Although Vision 360 is not actively pursuing additional self-storage projects, Birdwell indicated he might consider future developments, according to the “Space Wise” blog. “If another opportunity arises, we will keep it as an open option, but we are not looking to give up our day jobs,” Birdwell told the source.

Founded in 2001, Blue Llama is a privately owned company specializing in the development, acquisition and management of self-storage properties in Texas. It operates facilities in Austin, Boerne, Buda, San Antonio and Spring Ranch.

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