Friday, May 25, 2018

Space Shop Self Storage Sets Sights on Spring Road in Smyrna

Atlanta-based The Space Shop plans to construct a new, nearly 100,000 square foot climate-controlled self-storage facility on Spring Road in Smyrna.  The site, located at 2520 Spring Road, is currently occupied by an abandoned shopping center that was previously condemned by the City of Smyrna to allow Spring Road to be widened.

The proposal, which Smyrna city documents indicate has been in the works since at least last fall, went before the city's Planning & Zoning Commission on May 14. The developer was seeking rezoning from "GC to OD Conditional for the development of a 105,048 sq. ft. climate controlled self-storage building" At the May 14 meeting, the rezoning request was tabled to the June 11, 2018 Planning and Zoning Meeting at the request of the Community Development Department.  

Started in 2014 and owned by Atlanta-based Stein Investment Group, Space Shop currently has eight facilities open (seven in Georgia and one in South Carolina) with others under construction on Clairmont Road near Dresden Drive in Chamblee, on Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw, and on Hiram-Acworth Highway in Hiram.  The firm also has projects coming to Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina.  

Space Shop describes themselves as different than others.  "Space Shop Self Storage is your local self storage company in Atlanta, Georgia. Our storage facility is locally owned and operated and focuses on outstanding customer service. We believe in the special touches that can make your storage experience outstanding. From warm cookies and coffee to superior customer service, our modern storage facility provides a one-of-a-kind storage experience."

Stein continues to build, buy and sell self storage units and more recently, acquired a portfolio of office buildings.

Earlier this month, Stein sold their 1,174 unit Roswell storage facility on Alpharetta Street for $19 million.  This past fall, the firm also sold their Cumming, East Cobb, and Old Fourth Ward self-storage facilities to competing firm Life Storage.

Stein is not the only firm with self-storage complexes in development in the area.  

Elsewhere in Cobb county, on Windy Hill Road at I-75, Extra Space Storage is underway with a storage facility of its own on the site of a former gas station turned car wash.  Located at 2791 Windy Hill Road, the new Extra Space Self Storage is replacing a former Amoco turned Bubbles car wash on a less than one acre parcel.  Cottonwood Heights, Utah-based Extra Space Storage is the second largest self-storage operator in the country behind Glendale, California-based Public Storage.  The new Windy Hill facility will be in addition to the firm's two existing locations at 2035 Powers Ferry Road and 2340 Cobb Parkway (in a converted former Circuit City).  The Powers Ferry facility is about a mile away from the Windy Hill site and the facility on Cobb Parkway is about two miles away.
Are you a Smyrna area resident or business owner in need of storage space?  Do you think the Smyrna area needs another self-storage facility?  What types of businesses would you like to see open in Smyrna?

Please share your thoughts below.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The last thing Smyrna needs is a storage facility there. Spring road is the gateway into Smyrna and within walking distance to The Battery. That area could be used for much needed better restaurants. I live less than a mile from here and would love to see some good restaurants we could walk to. Smyrna has so much potential to be a great place but they continue to squander their opportunities by allowing it to become another average suburb. I would love for Smyrna to push to develop an area like downtown Roswell.

CloseOTP said...

I know most readers complain about storage facilities, but I'm happy with it going here. Adds a building that is much nicer than what is currently there and has a negligible effect on traffic. I likely will never need a storage facility, but welcome to the neighborhood!

Anonymous said...

There's one in build out now on Atlanta Rd, just south of 285 across from the plaza with St. Angelo's, Keegan's & Jack's New Yorker Deli. That makes 3 in the span of about 2 miles from there southward.

Unknown said...

I've said this on Nextdoor already, but if you see construction in Smyrna, chances are it's going to be townhomes, mixed use development, or self storage. The city council has been something else lately.

Anonymous said...

I'd be fine with *all* of Atlanta's self-storage facilities being in Smyrna.

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