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What influences the design, setbacks, and regulations of a self-storage build?

By Ed Clement

The shape of the land, topography, wetlands, drainage, flood limits, neighbors, building design, and zoning requirements can have a significant impact on the final building square footage.

Some towns, for example, only permit 50% impervious lot coverage for the buildings and pavement. Other towns do not permit a new self-storage within 3 miles of an existing facility.

Regulated wetland setbacks or wetland buffers often vary from 50 feet to 150 feet from the wetlands. On-site storm drainage detention, if required, can require a half-acre or more land.

High parking requirements in some towns can also limit the number of buildings. In other words, regulations can significantly reduce the amount of self-storage permitted on a given parcel.

Often, self-storage is not even permitted in residential zones and other zones.

The Storage Authority team is excited to guide you on your journey to becoming self-storage owners.

Let's build one for you or convert your existing facility to the Elite Storage Authority brand!

Is it time for you to learn more? I would be happy to have a 15-minute call and review the highlights of how Storage Authority can help make your self-storage goal a reality.

Ed 727-946-0745

Ed Clement is a franchise director at Storage Authority. One of his passions and responsibilities is helping franchisees find land by sharing how to find land both online and offline. Ed has a strong background in real estate, investment banking, and management consulting. He is available at or 727 946 0745 to answer your questions and share the Storage Authority Franchise opportunity.


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