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Self-Storage Owner Honored for Conversion of Coca-Cola Building


A self-storage owner who’s converting a former Coca-Cola bottling building in Pennsylvania into self-storage was recently honored with a 2010 Historic Preservation Award from Historic York Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving historic architecture in York County, Pa.

The awards are given for projects completed in the past year, using the Secretary of Interior's standards for rehabilitation of historic properties, said Historic York executive director Alycia Reiten.

Capital Self Storage owner Ken Snyder, along with SAArchitects and Henderson Construction, decided to buy and renovate the Coca-Cola Bottling Works building two years ago for $2 million. The conversion will cost an additional million.

Expansion plans for the Springettsbury Township, Pa., building include tearing down the old maintenance garage at the rear of the property and building five new buildings. Metal siding was also removed to reveal a brick façade in good condition. Once the expansion is complete, the site will have approximately 350 new interior storage units and 38,000 square feet of additional space, according to Snyder.

Capital Self Storage has several locations in south central Pennsylvania. The company’s first conversion project was a farm in the 1980s.

Coca-Cola closed the building in 2006 after more than 60 years of operation.

Source:  York Daily Record,  Historic York Announces 2010 Historic Preservation Award Recipients

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