Land is being cleared Friday on a three-lot parcel between Dead River Co., bottom right, and the Irving gas station, middle left, near the corner of Turner and Center streets meet in Auburn. A three-story, 100,000-square-foot self-storage facility is being built at the site. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

AUBURN — Diamond Point Development and The Ardent Companies broke ground on a three-story, 100,000-square-foot self-storage facility at 179 Turner St. on three undeveloped plots next to the Dead River Company complex.

The more than $5 million project will be a standout in the Lewiston-Auburn market, offering 750 temperature and humidity-controlled storage units in one location. Developer Jason Sommer said their analysis showed that the Lewiston-Auburn market is “underserved” when it comes to climate-controlled, self-serve storage facilities.

The company has developed similar properties in Georgia, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts and one in South Portland.

Land is being cleared and opening is expected opening in March 2025, under either the CubeSmart Storage brand or Extra Space Storage brand name.

This story was originally published as part of “The Buzz: Orphan Annie’s undergoes major renovation after truck crash” The Buzz offers quick hits about trending area business happenings. Have a Buzzable tip? Contact business writer Christopher Wheelock at 689-2817 or cwheelock@sunjournal.com

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