Liedkie Moving & Storage is planning to build a $2.5 million self-storage facility in Guilderland, N.Y. The 45,000-square-foot facility will be constructed in two phases and be branded as A Metro Self Storage.
Phase one of the project calls for about 200 storage units comprising 25,000 square feet, 10,000 of which will be climate-controlled. It also includes 30 units for vehicle storage. This portion of the project, scheduled to be completed by March, will cost about $1.6 million and is financed through First National Bank of Scotia.
Phase two will add the remaining 20,000 square feet and is scheduled to begin during spring 2014. The facility is being built on 10 acres of former farmland.
Owner Rick Ramsey currently operates two self-storage facilities comprising 80,000 square feet in Burnt Hills and Rotterdam, N.Y. Liedkie Moving & Storage is based in Rotterdam.
Ramsey picked Guilderland as a desirable location in part because of growing storage demand due to increasing home ownership in the area, he said.
Founded in 1917, Liedkie specializes in local, statewide and long-distance moving services, as well as warehouse storage and self-storage. Ramsey has owned Liedkie for 25 years.