Thanks to reader Joshua for the tip that the lot at 2800 8th Street NE (across from the Dew Drop Inn at the entrance to the Met Branch Trail) is being developed into a 5 story self-storage building with the ground floor slated for “potential future retail.” We stopped by recently and took this photo. There were dumpsters full of debris, construction equipment, and the lot is surrounded by construction fencing. According to documents submitted to the Office of Planning, the developer expects to complete the build out by summer 2016. For more details, check out the developer’s submission to the Office of Planning here. We will let you know when we hear anything new.