The Tri-Cities is growing and with that growth comes demand for more storage space.
The new 84,000-square-foot self-storage facility — Self-Storage at Chapel Hill — will be opening next spring off Road 68 and Chapel Hill Boulevard in Pasco.
Owners Dave and Sue Peachey also own Kennewick Mini Storage on 3208 W. Hood Ave. They recently sold Vista Mini Storage on Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick.
“We are family owned and operated and have been for the last 33 years,” Sue Peachey said. “It has always been a dream of ours to build and operate state-of-the art self-storage facilities. The Tri-Cities has been growing for the last 10 years and the need for self-storage, apartments and strip malls is in great demand.”
Chapel Hill Blvd. LLC bought seven acres of undeveloped land at 6615 Chapel Hill Blvd. for $1.2 million in July, according to public records.
Four retail spaces will be available for rent in a new strip mall on the property. The facility will offer about 8,000 square feet of space for lease, combined with 2,000 square feet for the storage facility’s main office and residence.
“We have already been contacted by several people through word of mouth about the retail spaces, including a restaurant franchise and a furniture store,” Sue Peachy said. “We’re all set up for a restaurant to come in.”
G2 Construction is the general contractor and Design West is the architect.
The project will cost about $3 million to $4 million to complete.
The self-storage units will offer a variety of sizes, from as small as 4-by-8 feet and as large as 19-by-50 feet, as well as designated parking for RVs, boats and trailers.
All the units will have door alarms with a coded access at the gates.
Unit rent starts at $40 per month, and all rental agreements are on a month-to-month basis.
When the project is completed, Self-Storage at Chapel Hill should have about 635 total units in addition to the RV spaces.
“Although customers can rent a unit online, nothing takes the place of having an office and a professional property manager on site who is able to help with a customer’s individual needs,” Sue Peachey said. “We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service. Because we are family-owned, our friendly staff can do just about anything to meet the needs of our customers. The entire staff is super excited about this project.”
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