New Ground-Up Self-Storage Building: 155-165 West 29th Street
Mancini is working with property‑owner Highland Development and developer The Davis Companies to design a new ground‑up self‑storage building. At 17 stories tall, it will not only be the first self-storage high-rise in the country, it’s also been designed to attract a new kind of customer, and to be contextually appropriate for a high-profile section of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
This project represents several innovations for the self‑storage industry. At 17 stories and 223 feet tall (along with three sub‑cellar levels below‑grade), this will be the first self‑storage high‑rise in the nation. Our zoning and massing studies sought to maximize the building’s, height, size, and unit mixes—a challenge given its location in Chelsea—and successfully obtain approvals from the City. The height and volume of the building also posed interesting challenges for our fully fleshed‑out design, given the structural load requirements for a self-storage space.