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U-Stor-It Nears Completion on Chicago's Tallest Self-Storage Facility

Self-storage operator U-Stor-It is nearing completion on a 21-story facility in Chicago, which the company says will be the tallest self-storage building in the city and one of the tallest nationwide. The property at 615 S. Wabash Ave. will comprise more than 1,000 units and include climate control and wine storage, according to a company press release. The company is currently redeveloping a parking garage that neighbors a Travelodge Hotel. The facility is expected to open on Jan. 31, 2016.

December 4, 2015

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U-Stor-It Nears Completion on Chicago's Tallest Self-Storage Facility

Self-storage operator U-Stor-It is nearing completion on a 21-story facility in Chicago, which the company says will be the tallest self-storage building in the city and one of the tallest nationwide. The property at 615 S. Wabash Ave. will comprise more than 1,000 units and include climate control and wine storage, according to a company press release. The company is currently redeveloping a parking garage that neighbors a Travelodge Hotel. The facility is expected to open on Jan. 31, 2016.

The project is in the South Loop area of the city, near the corner of East Harrison Street and Wabash Avenue. It’s also near the Museum of Contemporary Photography and Congress Plaza. It’ll serve several neighborhoods including Burnham Place, Central Station, Chinatown, Dearborn Park, Goldcoast, Little Italy, Magnificent Mile, Near South Side, New East Side, Prairie District, Printer’s Row, University Village and West Loop Gate, according to the company website.

U-Stor-It is also in preliminary talks with a muralist for a planned art project for the building’s western façade. The mural would be an addition to the Columbia College Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC). Founded in 2013, WAC is a cultural arts initiative featuring eight educational institutions, 19 galleries, five hotels, 14 performance spaces and more than 40 restaurants. The project is designed to connect businesses with education and cultural programming, the release stated.

The South Loop facility will be the company’s sixth self-storage location in Illinois. U-Stor-It currently operates two facilities in Chicago and single locations in Carol Stream, Lisle and Streamwood. In conjunction with U-Stor-It Managers, the operator has developed and managed more than 50 properties in the Chicagoland and Southern California markets.

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