Update 9/4/19 – WCSS DuPont WA LLC, an entity of West Coast Self-Storage Group (WCSSG), which operates 63 facilities in the Pacific Northwest, has opened its mixed-use project in DuPont. The Ace Hardware store opened in July, according to a press release.
The facility on the corner of Center Drive and McNeil St. comprises 56,450 rentable square feet of storage in 568 climate-controlled and drive-up units. In addition to a covered loading area, it offers truck rentals and a retail store that sells moving and packing supplies.
Designed by architect Stephen Bourne of Site + Plan + Mix, the project was developed by Drew Bowlds, principal of Bowlds Real Estate Development Group, and built by Issaquah, Wash.-based JPR Construction.
“We’re excited to be able to bring the West Coast brand to DuPont,” said John Eisenbarth, vice president of operations for WCSSG. “The storage facility is beautiful and is going to fit in well with the surrounding businesses. It will also provide a great experience for DuPont-area storage consumers.”
WCSSG is an acquisition, development and property-management company headquartered in Everett, Wash. Its portfolio of managed and owned properties includes 47 sites in Washington, seven in Oregon and nine in California.
4/26/17 – A mixed-use development that will include self-storage and an Ace Hardware store is being considered in DuPont, Wash. Seattle-based architectural firm Site + Plan + Mix LLC has submitted an application to the city to build a three-story building on a 1.13-acre vacant lot at 1585 McNeil St. The self-storage management office and hardware store would be on the ground floor of the 92,545-square-foot building, with the storage units housed on the upper levels, according to the source.
Parking for the project would include 20 spaces added to an adjacent daycare-center lot as part of a reciprocal parking agreement, the source reported.
City officials have reviewed the proposal for adverse environmental impacts and expect to issue a mitigated determination of non-significance. However, other impacts including noise, light and glare, and traffic could require further consideration.
A public hearing to discuss the project will be held in the council chambers on June 14. Community members may submit written comments on the proposal until May 8.
Site + Plan + Mix provides architectural services, site selection and project management for self-storage facilities as well as restaurants, retail and mixed-use developments.
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