The owner of a former skating facility in Jamestown, N.Y., plans to turn the 22,000-square-foot building into a self-storage business. Property owner Jim Sirianno said the new facility will be called RiverWalk Self-Storage and feature 120 to 130 climate-controlled indoor storage units.
Unit sizes will range from 5-by-5 to 10-by-30 feet. The facility will offer tenants keypad access seven days per week and 24-hour video surveillance. The roof will be constructed from steel mesh to assist with ventilation and climate control.
''We spent a lot of time doing feasibility studies relative to storage needs in the area. Especially ones with climate control,” Sirianno said. “There is a demand for them, and the area has been calling for a facility of this sort.''
The location of the site is near Jamestown’s Riverwalk Project development, which is meant to improve physical access, use and views of the city’s downtown Chadakoin riverfront area, according to city officials.