Update 1/31/17 – After working on approvals for its Flower Mound self-storage project for more than two years, TLPMS is anxious to begin construction. In addition to typical climate-controlled units, the facility will include document and wine storage, according to the source.
“It will look like an executive office building and fit nicely into what has been planned by the town for this area,” Baron told the source. “We will cater to business professionals with a Docu-Stor section for important files and documents. For people with wine collections or items needing controlled humidity, we will also have a Wine-Stor section. We feel this will be the nicest self-storage facility in the [Dallas-Fort Worth] area and expect the planning and construction process to take approximately 18 months.”
During the long process toward town approval, TLPMS had to wait “for a lot of the roads and other infrastructure work in the area to be completed,” Baron said.
1/18/17 – Real estate development firm Texas Land Planning & Management Services (TLPMS) received approval last month to build a three-story self-storage facility in the Southgate community of Flower Mound, Texas. Enterprise Storage will be built on Enterprise Drive adjacent to International Parkway and comprise 94,500 square feet in about 700 units, according to a press release.
The project was unanimously recommended on Dec. 12 by the planning and zoning commission before the town council approved it on Dec. 19. This is only the second self-storage facility approved by the town of 68,000, the release stated. In March, the council approved a rezoning request from Advantage Self Storage Advisors to include “mini-warehouse” as a land use through a special-use permit in the planned development district standards for Lakeside Ranch Business Park.
“Self-storage developers familiar with Flower Mound know the history of the town. Many have tried and many have been denied or were told to go away before they ever got started,” said Dee Baron, managing partner for TLPMS. “The town of Flower Mound is an upscale community between Dallas and Fort Worth that focuses on what they have termed ‘smart growth,’ and for years, the town council has felt that self-storage was not right for their community.”
TLPMS worked closely with town planners on the facility’s design because officials wanted something with a “wow factor” at the southern entrance to the community, according to the release. “We had numerous meetings and went back and forth on coming up with a final design concept that I feel made the statement the town was looking for,” Baron said. “Our building looks great, and I think that is the No. 1 reason we were approved. I have to be honest though; down to the very end, we were not 100 percent sure what to expect based on the town’s history with self-storage projects. It was definitely an early Christmas present.”
Approved in 2015, Southgate is a 108-acre mixed-use development that features residences, retail and green space. It was approved with non-residential and residential uses aligning with the campus commercial land-use designation within the Lakeside Business District Area Plan, according to the source.
Based in Trophy Club, Texas, TLPMS has offered development services in North Texas for more than 20 years. Its services include construction management, feasibility, land entitlements, site design, site selection and zoning.