In September, The Lock Up Self Storage will open a two-story, 100,000-square-foot storage facility on the west side of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Converted from an old phone-book plant that has been empty for years, it will be bigger than the five-story U-Haul facility already on the stadium’s eastern flank.
The facility’s developer, BRB Development LLC, owns a total of 29 Lock Up facilities throughout Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York. The company offers amenities such as free half-day use of a moving truck, indoor loading bays, carpeted hallways and commercial space for rent. Some of its facilities offer wine storage.
Self-storage is becoming an option for Chicago developers interested in mixed-use projects. Designed with a faux-stucco facade and a barrel-tile overhang, the Lock Up is designed to blend in with townhouse and condo projects.
Source: Tampabay.com, Lock Up self-storage facility being built near Tropicana Field