NorthPoint Development, which launched the Beyond Self Storage brand and a multi-facility development initiative last year, is building several new properties in St. Louis and Minneapolis.
Construction is underway on two properties in the St. Louis area, including one in Chesterfield, Mo., a suburb. They’re the first of three drive-through, climate-controlled self-storage sites planned for the region, according to a press release. The property at McCausland Ave., near Washington University, will serve the communities of Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights and West St. Louis. The Chesterfield facility is near the Taubman Prestige Outlets shopping center. Both facilities are slated to open this summer and will comprise more than 100,000 square feet of storage space.
NorthPoint will also begin construction this spring on a climate-controlled facility in Maplewood, Minn., the first of four drive-through facilities planned for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Expected to open late in the year, the facility will be similar in size to the Missouri sites.
“We believe there’s a real need for state-of-the-art self-storage in the St. Louis and Minneapolis metro areas,” said Ben Hagedorn, director of self-storage operations. “The McCausland Ave. site was a former quarry and long-time vacant property at the busy Manchester [Road] intersection. We were literally digging up trash during site preparation, and we are pleased to see it transformed into a $10 million facility.”
Amenities at each of the new facilities will include a drive-through loading area, motion-detected lighting, a self-service kiosk, and a retail office that sells moving and packing supplies. The properties will also include a business center with a conference table, workstations, printer and copier services, and free Wi-Fi. Security measures will include computerized access control and video cameras.
Based in Kansas City and founded in 2012, NorthPoint is a development, management and leasing firm that’s principally focused on the industrial, multi-family, senior living and self-storage markets in the Central United States. The company has $2.1 billion in raised capital and operates 28 million square feet of industrial properties, thousands of multi-family apartment units and numerous developed or managed senior-living communities. It currently owns and operates a self-storage facility in Lenexa, Kan.
Inside Self Storage
Date: March 6, 2017
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