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Building On Up: Important Factors to Consider for Multi-Story Self-Storage Developments

Multi-story self-storage projects have become increasingly common as the industry matures, but these developments pose unique challenges and require important considerations. This article examines key factors to ensure your project is a success.

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Creating and Managing Your Self-Storage Construction Timeline

One of the more vexing tasks when building a self-storage facility is creating and managing the construction timeline. Here’s an overview of the various stages and what you can do to streamline the process.

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The Art and Science of Self-Storage Layout: Building Positioning, Unit Mix and More

Once you’ve found the right land parcel on which to build a self-storage facility, the next step is to create the ideal site layout and unit mix, which is both art and science. Here are some factors that will help you determine what to build and …

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Where to Build? Factors That Make a Desirable Self-Storage Site

When developing a self-storage facility, one of the biggest decisions is where to buy land. Here are some of the characteristics successful developers seek in a parcel.

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Designing a Self-Storage Site to Maximize Land Use

Designing a self-storage site to maximize land use requires a balance between rentable space and operational efficiency. Here are several options to optimize a facility for profit while ensuring convenient customer access and easy maintenance.

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Arguments to Overcome Municipal Hurdles on Your Next Self-Storage Project

Receiving municipal zoning approval for a self-storage development can be an arduous process. Here are several common concerns city officials and local residents have expressed around storage projects and arguments to overcome them.

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Building Temperature- or Climate-Controlled Self-Storage: Benefits and Design Considerations

More self-storage developers are adding temperature- or climate-controlled units to their projects, and for good reason. Here are the benefits and design considerations involved.

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The Dirty Half-Dozen: 6 Self-Storage Development Mistakes to Avoid

For a self-storage development project to unfold smoothly, careful planning is critical. Challenges will occur, but here are six common mistakes inexperienced developers make that you should do everything to avoid.

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Budgeting for Self-Storage Construction: A Guide to Creating and Managing Your Plan

When embarking on a new self-storage construction project, budgeting is one of the first critical steps. The goal is to create a realistic plan that considers several contingencies. Here’s a guide to the process.

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Building Your First Self-Storage Facility: Planning, Timeline, Budget and More

Building a new self-storage facility is exciting but stressful, and going through the process for the first time can be daunting. Here’s what you need to know about planning your new project, including timeline, budgeting, construction and more.

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