Update 12/30/13 – Real estate developer C&D Assets LLC celebrated the grand opening of Martinsburg Storage and Martinsburg Executive Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., earlier this month. The self-storage and office development project converted a former Potomac Construction Industries property and required the addition of a self-storage definition added to the city’s zoning regulations. About 20,000 square feet of the property was redeveloped for storage, according to owners Dan and Mary Dulyea.
The Dulyeas purchased the 2.5-acre tract at 411 and 417 Auburn St. in February for $200,000 during a bankruptcy sale. The property had been vacant since 2011.
The grand-opening event included participation from city officials who have been supportive of the project off of West Race and Baltimore streets. “This is an excellent showcase of a redevelopment project,” said City Manager Mark Baldwin. “This is what Martinsburg needs. We need individuals that are successful in the business world to take buildings over like this because there are uses for these buildings.”
The self-storage facility offers indoor, climate-controlled spaces suitable for RVs, campers and antique automobiles, the Dulyeas said. Other areas of the property may be developed to provide outdoor vehicle storage and additional storage units. A 5,000-square-foot executive business center was designed to accommodate more than a dozen small business startups and includes a reception area, conference room, kitchen and virtual office space, Mary Dulyea said.
C&D Assets owns a second self-storage facility in Martinsburg called Wheatland Mini Storage.