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Storage Star Breaks Ground on Smart-Tech, Solar-Powered Self-Storage Facility in Napa, CA

Storage Star, a self-storage operator with locations in five states, broke ground last week on a new facility in Napa, Calif., that will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy and equipped with high-tech features. The property at 300 Devlin Road will comprise 618 units. It’s expected to open July 1, 2020, according to a press release.

The company has partnered with Marin Clean Energy to produce power through a nearly 1-megawatt solar rooftop installation. Tech features will include unit monitoring and smartphone-enabled access, along with other security measures, the release stated.

“Napa Valley is a vibrant, growing community that deserves modern, high-quality self-storage at a reasonable price,” said Matt Garibaldi, president. “Our new facility will provide the most technologically advanced security features available in the market today. When combined with our solar installation, we believe our new facility provides an excellent example of quality and stewardship that new real estate developments should bring to the Valley.”

Roseville, Calif.-based Thomastown Builders Inc. is overseeing the planning, development and construction of the project.

Based in California, Storage Star operates 20 self-storage facilities in California, Colorado, Texas, Utah and Washington. Its portfolio comprises 1.6 million net rentable square feet in more than 12,000 units. It’s owned by FollettUSA, a boutique real estate investment firm specializing in the acquisition, development and management of residential communities, self-storage and other properties for the private portfolios of high-net-worth families and institutional investors.

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