South End building to be redeveloped with self-storage

Rendering of the planned redevelopment.
Rendering of the planned redevelopment.

MPV Properties and Selwyn Property Group plan to redevelop the Lifespan building at 200 Clanton Road into a new self-storage facility and possibly a brewery, taproom or retail.

A joint venture between the two companies purchased the building for $3.1 million in a deal that closed April 27. Lifespan, a nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities, occupies 12,000 square feet of the building between South Tryon Street and South Boulevard. Lifespan will remain for the coming months, and then move to a new location.

MPV Properties and Selwyn will redevelop the other 73,000 square feet of the building to climate-controlled self-storage, operated by storage company Cube Smart. There’s been a growing demand for self-storage as more and more apartment dwellers move into neighborhoods like South End and need a place to stash their stuff.

Once the self-storage portion of the building is complete, MPV Properties and Selwyn will look to redevelop the rest of the building with a new use. Possible occupants could include a brewery, taproom, offices or retail, the company said.

Doerre Construction is the general contractor for the renovation, and ai Design Group is handling design. Eric Nichols, J.Q. Freeman and Mary Bryant of MPV Properties are managing the project.

MPV Properties has several other developments underway in South End, including a new office building with ground-floor shops and restaurants at 2400 South Boulevard.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo