Carlsborg Self Storage of Sequim, Wash., which is owned and operated by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and its Economic Development Authority (EDA), is adding 45 new units. The expansion at 292 Business Park Loop is expected to be complete by May, according to the source.
The project was spurred by demand for self-storage in the area, according to Kyle Johnson, executive director of the EDA. The 180-unit facility is consistently at 100 percent occupancy and has a wait list. “We see there’s a need, and we’re just trying to maximize space as much as possible,” Johnson said.
Carlsborg features a number of larger, indoor units, which are in high demand, said Ben Neff, operations manager for the tribe. “At any given time, there might be one or two open, but we quickly fill those,” he added.
Built in 2004 and purchased by the tribe in 2012, the property features a gated entrance, video cameras and 30,000 square feet of unheated drive-up storage, according to its website. Its main office is at 257 Business Park Loop, around the corner from the actual storage units.
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe EDA was established in 2005 to provide oversight and direction to tribal businesses. It owns several enterprises in addition to the self-storage facility, including casinos, development and excavating companies, and a golf course.
The S'Klallam people of the Olympic Peninsula are known as “the Strong People.” They’ve created a rich culture of art, spirituality, traditional knowledge and self-reliance that continues today, according to the storage-facility website.