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  • Pretty big facility approved for Northbrook (suburb north of Chicago)

    Saw this today and thought it was interesting. It's a bit of a sensationalized headline, but I guess the point of comparing number of self-storage facilities to Starbucks stores in an affluent area (where Starbucks should rule) is just to underscore the once-again increasing demand for storage.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...330-story.html

    As a regional planner in this area, I am fascinated by some of the -- I guess we'll say "hostility" -- that certain local officials have toward developing and opening self-storage. But, good for this self-storage group for winning the uphill battle, despite some opposition, and getting approval for what appears will be a pretty attractive, modern facility.

    Hi everyone, by the way. Good to "see" you all again.
    John Carlisle
    Community Manager Emeritus
    Still a Big Fan of Self-Storage!
    www.chicagoprowriter.com

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    Re: Pretty big facility approved for Northbrook (suburb north of Chicago)

    I miss you John!! Thanks for popping in.
    Stephanie Tharpe
    Senior VP of Operations
    A+ Storage of Tennessee, LLC
    Nashville, TN
    http://www.aplustorage.com
    615.288.2162

    TNSSA Board of Directors
    www.tnssa.net

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      Re: Pretty big facility approved for Northbrook (suburb north of Chicago)

      Well Trustee Heller sure isn't a fan of our industry is he? Hey John!! We've missed you, how're ya doing? That rendition looks gorgeous for a self storage complex. It has a modern, Silicon Valley corporate headquarter's look to it. Well, unless you consider the new Apple spaceship as a vision of a corporate headquarters. How's the regional planning business going for you?
      Gina 6k
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      storagebizhelp@gmail.com



      You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!
      I am not an attorney, just an experienced manager who is willing to share what I have learned. Your thoughts, practices or opinions may vary and neither of us may be right.

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        Re: Pretty big facility approved for Northbrook (suburb north of Chicago)

        Am I reading it right?

        "He especially didn't like the idea of the request from property owner Michael Nortman for a Cook County 7C tax break to support the conversion of the 67,000-square-foot Lake Cook Road building, vacant for eight years, to self-storage."

        So they are converting what is most probably an eye sore of a building, which hasn't generated tax dollars or jobs for eight years into something that will serve this community. And how is this a problem?

        If this building would have properly satisfied the needs of a high tech company, surely one would have bought the building.
        Last edited by mseguin; 2nd April 2015, 09:58 AM.

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          Re: Pretty big facility approved for Northbrook (suburb north of Chicago)

          Originally posted by mseguin View Post
          Am I reading it right?

          "He especially didn't like the idea of the request from property owner Michael Nortman for a Cook County 7C tax break to support the conversion of the 67,000-square-foot Lake Cook Road building, vacant for eight years, to self-storage."

          So they are converting what is most probably an eye sore of a building, which hasn't generated tax dollars or jobs for eight years into something that will serve this community. And how is this a problem?

          If this building would have properly satisfied the needs of a high tech company, surely one would have bought the building.
          Amazing huh? I had a lot longer post worked up but thought better of sharing my opinion in a public forum.

          Steve

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