Texas-based Big Tex Self Storage is developing a new facility in Garden Oaks, a neighborhood of Houston. Expected to open in June 2018, the property at 3480 Ella Blvd. will also serve Oak Forest residents. The 100,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility will share a site with Ella Plaza, a multi-tenant shopping center.
The development will be the first in the area to provide a pedestrian realm with sidewalks and landscaping along W. 34th ½ Street, according to a company press release. Customer amenities will include a retail store that sells moving and packing supplies, complimentary truck rental, and the free use of dollies and platform trucks. The new location will contain a covered loading area as well as security features such as controlled access, individual door alarms and video cameras.
"Garden Oaks and Oak Forest have seen tremendous growth over the past five years, and the Big Tex Storage team is excited to be a part of that evolving story,” said company owner Bobby Grover. "Houstonians want to be a part of this community thanks to its beautiful tree-lined lots, top-rated schools and fun neighborhood restaurants and bars.”
Garden Oaks was named one of the city’s “Hottest-of-the-Hot Neighborhoods” last year by Houstonia, a news, entertainment and information source, the release stated.
Big Tex is focused on the development of multi-story storage assets in select markets. The company opened a new site in Montrose, Texas, last fall and recently added two new storage buildings to its facility in The Woodlands, Texas, as part of its phase-two development.
Founded in 2005, Big Tex is family-owned and -operated. Its three facilities in Montrose, River Oaks and The Woodlands, Texas, comprise 400,000 square feet of storage space. The properties also feature wine and vehicle storage.