Choosing to Build a Self Storage Facility

Aug 31, 2023

Self-storage facilities can be a reliable way to generate profit and are considered a steady investment. Careful choices in the design and construction of your facility can help to ensure your profitability.

We are self-storage experts. Not only have we built 37 self-storage projects in the greater Rochester area, and received national recognition for a few of our projects, but we also own and operate two self-storage facilities. Because we own and operate our own facilities, we have a different mindset than other designers. We know that every square foot you lease is income, so we think about design differently. That HVAC unit taking up interior space? What if we employed an energy-efficient and space-saving VRF unit instead? We think about snow removal, how gates operate, parking, and the successful operation of the business. We consider not just zoning laws and ordinances but the functionality of the building.

As part of our integrated design build process, our team of experts will offer you a full 360-degree view of your self-storage facility’s construction process, starting even before the ground is broken.

Site Location to Build a Self-Storage Facility

When determining where to build a self-storage facility, land costs, construction costs, population, competition and square footage are data points all business owners need to factor in when seeking a company to start construction.

With our exceptional Project Solution Consulting services, we go above and beyond to meet and exceed your expectations. We understand that the success of your business depends on the location of your self-storage facility, and we are dedicated to ensuring that it is situated in an ideal area for your specific needs. Our team will even coordinate with leasing managers and realtors to find the perfect location that meets all your requirements. Need a feasibility study? We’ll connect you with our friends at Self Storage 101 to get you started.

We believe in personalized service and strive to provide you with the best possible solutions for your project. That’s why we prioritize meeting with you early on in the planning process. By understanding your goals and needs, we can guide you toward the most suitable design path and building solution for your self-storage facility. Our expertise and commitment to personalized service ensure that the final result perfectly aligns with your vision.

Zoning Laws and Ordinances

Navigating the intricate landscape of zoning laws and ordinances is imperative in constructing a self-storage facility.
With our extensive experience in working on over 40 million square feet of property since 1981, our expert team possesses the knowledge and understanding of the specific zoning regulations in the Rochester area. This expertise allows us to guide you through the complex zoning process, saving you valuable time and resources while ensuring your project stays within budget.

Our experience as self-storage owner-operators combined with our knowledge of local regulations gives us the unique expertise to identify any opportunities for optimization and efficiency in the design-build of your self-storage facility.

Designing the Facility Based on Needs

After you’ve chosen the ideal location for your facility and zoning and ordinances have been addressed, the construction of your self-storage facility can begin. As experts and award winners in the field of self-storage facilities, our in-house design-build team will work with you to bring your vision for a self-storage facility to life.

Our design-build team will also consider additional requirements for any facility’s unique layout, including site preparation, setbacks, and easements. Details such as drive-aisles and turning radii wide enough to accommodate large vehicles are all aspects of the business familiar to Mitchell Design Build.

Self-Storage Facility Design Made Easy

Self-storage design construction requires the oversight of a professional team. At Mitchell Design Build, we’ve got award-winning self-storage design-build experience. As self-storage owner-operators, we understand the intricacies of the business. We work closely with each client to create a design that meets each client’s business and budgetary needs. Once the design is complete, our professionals will take care of the zoning and permitting process and will oversee construction from start to finish. When you’re ready to start building your self-storage facility, contact us for a free consultation.