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James River Self Storage Expands in Springfield, MO

James River Self Storage in Springfield, Mo., is expanding with the addition of nine buildings comprising 35,540 square feet of storage space in 255 units. Expected to open in August, the new structures at 3048 S. Kauffman Road will include one climate-controlled building and another designed for vehicle storage. The project is estimated to cost $1.66 million, according to the source.

The site currently contains two climate-controlled buildings containing nearly 500 units, according to Kent Smith, co-owner of Kenmar Construction Inc., the general contractor on the project. The firm built the facility’s first phase a decade ago. “It rented out full after two years and has pretty much stayed full,” Smith said.

During the second phase, construction crews contended with steep grading on the north end of the property. “We took out almost 12 feet of dirt to level the site,” Smith said.

The addition will be designed by H Design Group LLC. The civil and structural engineering will be provided by Pinnacle Design Consultants LLC, while CJD Engineering LLC will oversee the mechanical, electrical and plumbing, the source reported.

James River is managed by The Wooten Co. LLC., which specializes in real estate investment and property management. Founded in 1978, its management portfolio includes Ingram Mill Self Storage, also in Springfield, several commercial properties and more than 4,400 apartments.

SBJ, From the Ground Up: James River Self Storage, Phase II

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