950-unit self-storage facility planned near Horseshoe Casino

It’s not quite as glitzy as a new TopGolf or another concert venue, but a new addition is in the works near the entertainment district planned around Horseshoe Casino.

The parent company of Beyond Self Storage, a Missouri-based firm with about two dozen climate-controlled storage unit buildings in 11 states, is planning a 129,000-square-foot facility at 1541 Ridgely St., city records show.

NorthPoint Development, the Kansas City, Missouri-headquartered developer and owner of Beyond Self Storage, filed a redevelopment waiver notice related to stormwater management with the city’s Department of Public Works last month. DPW’s notice says the project area covers about 1.14 acres.

And, according to this week’s city spending board agenda — the company is agreeing to pay the city nearly $16,000 in traffic mitigation fees — the building will be a “mini-warehouse” with 950 storage units.

NorthPoint formed a new LLC for the project, Beyond Self Storage at South Baltimore, in January of this year, then condensed its name to BSS South Baltimore, state business records show.

We have reached out to Beyond Self Storage for more details. The company has one existing Maryland location in Woodlawn, near Security Square Mall.

LoopNet listing for 1541 Ridgely St. indicates it’s among a package of three available industrial properties, and a marketing brochure from brokerage Lincoln Property Company notes it’s located in a federal opportunity zone. The listing says the properties are under contract; agents with Lincoln Property Company have not responded to messages.

The climate-controlled Ridgely Street storage facility would be a new addition in a slowly burgeoning development wave surrounding Horseshoe Casino. TopGolf is planning to build a new 65,000-square-foot complex several blocks away near Warner and Stockholm streets after closing on the land in March. Construction was due to begin this summer, though the company said last month that it’s paused work amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Just around the corner, a partnership of developers that includes Caves Valley Partners, has for years been planning a nearly 4,000-square-foot concert venue called the Paramount at 1300 Warner St. Plans presented last year to a city design panel showed an 80,000-square-foot, three-story with ground-level retail and a covered outdoor plaza.

The jury is still out on the revival of Hammerjack’s, a revival of the famed music venue and bar that’s been teased for years at 1300 Russell St., formerly home to the nightclub paradox.

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