Ashford Construction & Development Co., a Dayton, Ohio-based developer of self-storage and other commercial properties, is seeking approval to build Wilmington Pike Storage Inns of America on a 4.6-acre vacant lot, also in Dayton. The property at 1414 Wilmington Pike was once the home to the WHIO-TV station and other businesses.
The land is currently owned by Cox Media Group, which operated its broadcasting station on it for more than 60 years. Cox relocated its stations in 2010 to South Main Street in Dayton to consolidate with the “Dayton Daily News.” The original building was demolished in 2012.
The self-storage facility would encompass 87,300 square feet of storage space in nine single-story buildings, according to the source. The largest structure, built along the frontage area of Wilmington Pike, would be comprised of 36,600 square feet and include an office. The remaining buildings will be between 2,200 and 8,100 square feet each. All of the structures will include some climate-controlled units.
Land Consultants assisted Ashford in creating the site plan, the source reported. The Lawrenceburg, Ind.-based firm provides engineering, land development, surveying and other services.
The triangular lot also has space for another 8,400-square-foot building, the source reported. Ashford will consider adding a 10th building once the others are completed, according to Tony Kroeger, city planner.
The Dayton City Commission will consider the storage project in August, the source reported.
Ashford Construction develops office properties and self-storage facilities in Ohio.
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