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Inside Self-Storage: “Brandywine Homes to Build 586-Unit Self-Storage Facility in Escondido, CA”

Private homebuilder Brandywine Homes has purchased 3.2 acres of vacant land in Escondido, Calif., on which it plans to build custom homes and a self-storage facility. It’s the company’s first ground-up self-storage development, according to a press release.

The property at 2319 Cranston Drive is in the Kit Carson neighborhood, about 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. The storage facility will sit on 1.74 acres and contain 586 units in two structures: a two-story, 66,831-square-foot building over a basement and a single-story, 11,236-square-foot building.

The property will also include 24 parking spaces with loading areas, 6-foot-high masonry screen/noise walls along the eastern and southern boundaries, and a 6-foot-high masonry block wall and wrought-iron fencing along the western boundary. Ornamental landscaping will include a 20-foot landscape buffer along property boundaries adjacent to residents. Four custom homes will be constructed on the property on 12,602- to 14,000-square-foot lots.

“We’re excited about moving into a new, up-and-coming arena of real estate with this project,” said Mark Whitehead, principal in charge of construction. “We chose this property because of its convenient location with easy accessibility for many residents, and we’re confident it will add value to the neighborhood.”

The property has housing developments to the north and east and is surrounded by commercial centers. One of the oldest cities in San Diego, Escondido is growing rapidly, the release stated.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Brandywine Homes has more than two decades of experience in developing infill sites. Founded in 1994, the family-owned and -operated company has built or developed more than 60 communities totaling $1.1 billion in revenue.