Focus Property Group, a Colorado-based real estate investment and development company, will build two more environmentally friendly Greenbox Self Storage facilities in downtown Denver later this year. The company opened its first facility in January in Denver’s River North district. That facility is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified from the U.S. Green Building Council, company officials said.
“The downtown Denver population is growing at an exceptional rate, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon,” said Bahman Shafa, founder of Greenbox. “There are currently over 17,000 downtown residents and 44,000 students attending school in the metro area, so the need for storage has never been greater. We’re very excited to be offering these new storage solutions to Denver’s urban residents.”
One of the new facilities will be at 2424 Delgany St., just north of Coors Field. The 130,000-square-foot, two-story building will offer 650 units, large warehouse space, and amenities such as computerized keypad access, climate-controlled units, video surveillance and free use of moving trucks.
The facility will also feature a Small Business Solutions Center offering shipping services, fax and copy machines, WiFi, and a private conference room. As part of the company’s mission to focus on the community, the center will also serve as a small-business and start-up incubator, allowing customers to run their business and store, ship and receive inventory at the location, company officials said.
The Delgany building will also feature a 90-foot glass-and-steel tower designed to enhance the downtown skyline and become a landmark for the neighborhood.
The second new facility will be located at 1385 S. Santa Fe Drive in the South Broadway area of Denver. The lower level will offer 45,000 square feet of rentable storage space, with 407 units ranging from 25 to 2,300 square feet. The building’s upper level will be leased primarily to Urban Lights, the city’s largest lighting showroom. Drive-in boat/RV units will also be available.
Both facilities will have sustainable designs, including energy-efficient insulation, recycled building materials and approximately 300 solar panels at each location that are expected to save the company a combined 500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.