Public Storage Adding Second Facility Near Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

| March 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Public Storage is doubling down on its offerings in Carroll-Camden Industrial Area as it is building a five-story, 940-unit storage facility on the 1500 block of Ridgely St. The project, which has been under construction since the fall, was initially supposed to be a Beyond Self Storage facility, but Public Storage has taken over the project, as well as acquired Beyond Self Storage’s Woodlawn location.

Public Storage currently has a facility at 1415 Russell St., which is across the street from the new site. It is also the only property along Warner St. that has not been acquired by the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore ownership group CBAC. This property was eyed by CBAC to become a part of a new entertainment district, but it is still owned by Public Storage.

When asked if the new facility on the 1500 block of Ridgely St. would replace the facility at 1415 Russell St., a spokesperson for Public Storage said in an email, “No, we do not have plans to close any locations in town.” The spokesperson added, “Public Storage has been investing in the greater Baltimore area for nearly 40 years. This newest location will expand our offerings there and complement 24 existing options we have in the community.”

The new Public Storage facility on Ridgely St. will open in winter of this year.

The footprint of the project is 1.14 acres and is bounded by Worcester St. to the north, Denver St. to the east, Ridgely St. to the west, and an existing commercial-use property to the south. The development site was formerly made up of a one-story industrial building with loading docks, a two-story industrial building, and four rowhomes. It is adjacent to Len The Plumber’s headquarters to the west, J&F Awning Co. to the south, Royal Farms and CITGO gas stations to the east, and an U-STORE self storage facility to the north.

Public Storage will add to a growing number of new self storage facilities in South Baltimore. These include Store It All Self Storage in Pigtown, which opened last summer; CubeSmart, which opened at the end of 2018 in Carroll-Camden; and an ExtraSpace Storage facility, which began construction last year in the South Baltimore neighborhood.

Existing Public Storage – view from Warner St. 

Pictures of the site before and during demolition

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