The facility was converted from a vacant industrial building into a 500-unit storage facility in 2006. The project involved the total restoration of the 57,000-square-foot, former Empire Door showroom/manufacturing facility, along with the construction of a 20,000-square-foot, two-story addition and 13,000 square feet of drive-up units along the building’s exterior. New landscaping including a retention pond replaced two rows of asphalt parking and created a park-like green space on the 3.2-acre site. The building features a brightly colored exterior topped by National’s signature cupola, an 11-foot reproduction of the U.S. Capitol dome, which is illuminated at night.
For more information about National Storage Center, call 313.537.5378; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; visit www.selfstoragespecialists.com. Before and after photos of the property are available from Ann Tappan at email@example.com or 248.705.9654.
Pogoda has approximately 3 million square feet of storage under management in 38 facilities in Michigan and Ohio. Founded in 1987, the company provides brokerage, management, investment and consulting services to the self-storage and manufactured-housing industries. In addition to its Farmington Hills headquarters, it has offices in Dayton, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information, visit www.pogodaco.com.