Driven by consumer demand for more heated units, Menards Self Storage has submitted plans for a proposed expansion at its Eau Claire, Wis., facility. Subject to city approval, the project at 3230 E. Hamilton Ave. would replace several parking spaces at the front of the property with 37,500 square feet of storage in 151 climate-controlled units.
“The decision to expand this facility has come based on a high demand for climate-controlled units on a consistent basis since the facility opened,” Tyler Edwards, a Menards real estate representative, wrote in a letter to the city.
Edwards also said the additional units would be a more effective use of the facility’s space since traffic visits to the site amount to only a few cars each day. The structure that would be expanded currently comprises 52,000 square feet of storage in 181 indoor units. Prior to being converted to self-storage in 2010, the building was a Menards home-improvement center and also previously served as a Gold’s Gym, according to the source.
Menards also operates a self-storage facility in Sheboygan, Wis.