Westport Properties Inc. (WPI), which operates 122 self-storage facilities under the US Storage Centers brand, will develop a new facility in Compton, Calif., as well as provide beautification and infrastructure support within the community. The storage structure at 1901 W. El Segundo Blvd. will comprise 186,000 square feet in 1,390 units. The project, which includes upgrades to Parmelee Pocket Park and its sports fields, is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2018, with completion expected during the first quarter of 2019, according to a press release.
The facility will feature climate control, drive-up access, elevators, gated access, video cameras and units with individual alarms. It’ll also offer moving carts and a retail center selling boxes and moving supplies.
WPI worked closely with councilmember Janna Zurita on its proposal. In addition to the storage facility, the company will provide several park upgrades, including new landscaping, equestrian-style fencing, an irrigation system, lighting and seating areas. WPI also committed to making a donation to the Compton Little League and working with the city to hire local labor for the project, the release stated.
“The Compton community has been a great partner to our company in bringing this development to life. We want to thank councilwoman Zurita and the residents of Compton for their meaningful feedback through the approval process," said Charles Byerly, president and CEO of WPI. “We are committed to the city and its people, partnering with the community to make a difference in creating something for all to enjoy.”
The Compton facility will be WPI’s 25th owned location in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Founded in 1985 and based in Irvine, Calif., WPI is a real estate investment company that acquires, develops and operates self-storage facilities as well as provides third-party management services. Its portfolio comprises 8 million rentable square feet in 15 states.