Representatives of CubeSmart, a self-storage real estate investment trust (REIT), offered the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council an update last week on its proposed conversion project in West Roxbury, Mass. The project would involve converting the existing warehouse at 99 Rivermoor Road into a two-story storage facility with 1,100 units and outside parking for RVs.

CubeSmart’s legal representative, Joe Hanley, an attorney with McDermott, Quilty and Miller, told the council the development would have minimal impact on the area. Bruce Jordan of Jordan Architects Inc., who’s designing the facility, said it will include state-of-the-art security and landscaping, and have minimal traffic.

Adding a second story to the existing building will create a project that’s encompasses more than 100,000 square feet, putting it under Article 80 and requiring review for large projects by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Hanley told the council. This will involve an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) comprised of various stakeholders.

Council members decided to table the proposal until after they hear from the IAG, the source reported.

CubeSmart owns or manages 562 self-storage facilities across the United States and operates the CubeSmart Network, which consists of more than 800 additional self-storage facilities.

Courtesy:  Inside Self Storage