“People are coming to embrace self-storage now,” Smith said. “It’s like having a second automobile. People need extra space to store things - heirlooms and things like that.”
At least three companies have announced plans to move storage facilities into the Dayton area in recent months: Cobblestone Capital at 2121 Harshman Road in Riverside; Larkspur Huber Heights at 7650 Waynetowne Blvd. in Huber Heights; and LDI Hospitality Management at 2455 Dryden Road in Moraine.
The industry’s popularity prompted Centerville City Council earlier this year to place a one-year moratorium on self-storage facilities.
But Centerville officials said the ban, in general, does not apply to expansions and the city approved plans by Storage Inns of America before passing the moratorium.
The 44,000 square foot expansion on Bigger Road will have a large selection of heated and air conditioned one-car garages as well as smaller climate monitored spaces with controlled security access, Smith said.
New units are expected to be available in the fall, he added.