Derrel’s Mini Storage locales land on Mooney Boulevard in Supe’ vote

Supervisors approve zone change to pave way for proposed Derrel’s Mini Storage just north of Tulare


tulare – It’s unclear if Mooney Grove will be getting a new fountain, but there is little doubt there will be a new fountain on Mooney Boulevard following a recent decision by County of Tulare.

At its May 7 meeting, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a series of actions that will pave the way for a new Derrel’s Mini Storage south of Avenue 264 just north of the Tulare city limits. The supervisors unanimously approved rezoning 17 acres on the eastside of Mooney Boulevard from agriculture to commercial use, amending its General Plan, and adopting a negative declaration of any significant environmental impacts from the project. The two parcels of land are currently owned by The Phares Trust and Paul and Lynn Ramires.

Once open, the site will be Derrel’s 60th location in the Central Valley and Central Coast. Known for its immaculate landscaping and picturesque fountains, Derrel’s operates 58 self storage facilities from Bakersfield to Sacramento and in the San Luis Obispo area. Derrill’s is close to opening its latest location at Caldwell Avenue and Roeben Road.

Established in 1963, the company boasts the largest storage facilities in the nation.

Derrel J. and Josephine Ridenour had a family-run stair and ornamental iron business. In 1963, they designed and built their first enclosed self-storage units at Herndon and Villa in Fresno to satisfy the growing need for homeowners to rent space while they were moving.

Their son Derrel A. became a partner in the family business in 1970, and soon-after they expanded to a second location on Golden State Boulevard and Shaw in northwest Fresno.

In 1982, the company shifted its full focus to building self-storage facilities.  Derrel’s develops all their properties, from site selection to building the units with the goal of building “attractive self-storage facilities with architectural and visual appeal, which include water features and beautifully landscaped grounds; to select sites that will be convenient for those in the growing community.”

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