This week Westy Self Storage placed the final steel beam on the expansion to the company’s White Plains, N.Y., facility. The steel work was topped off five months after breaking ground. The 600 tons of structural steel will add nearly 70,000 square feet to the existing building and accommodate 600 more storage units.
The facility at 179 Westmoreland Ave. opened in November 2011, but Westy purchased an additional 0.57 acre last year to increase the lot size to 1.56 acres and enable the building expansion. Precast wall-panel cladding will follow the steel work. The company expects to complete the project by the end of summer. When finished, it will comprise more than 186,000 square feet.
“I am very pleased to see that Westy is expanding their building. I have seen a significant increase in the cleanliness of the area ever since Westy came to the neighborhood,” said Maria Escobar, a White Plains resident.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to expand our current location,” said Edward Arredondo, director of development at Westy. “The city of White Plains, as well as this particular location being so close to Scarsdale, has proven to be an excellent location for us. It is a privilege to have a Westy building in White Plains.”
Founded in 1990, Westy Self Storage is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. The company's portfolio of facilities spans the tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.