Lock Up self-storage will open in St. Petersburg, Fla., this month with features that are new or rare in the Tampa Bay area’s mini-warehouse community. Highlights of the 510-unit facility include carpeting throughout (including the storage units), an enclosed, air-conditioned loading bay, a climate-controlled wine cellar and 30 monitored security cameras. Staff will accept and secure UPS and Fed Ex deliveries on behalf of tenants.
The facility, converted from a former phone-book printing plant, is in an area with many luxury condominiums. If demand supports it, the building’s second floor will be outfitted with additional storage units.
Lock Up was built by BRD Development LLC, a family-owned Chicago company that owns 29 self-storage facilities, and backed by a partnership with a pension fund. BRD is scouting for additional storage sites on Florida's West Coast.
Source: St. Petersburg Times, High-end storage facility to open in downtown St. Petersburg