New storage facility cleared for development in Edwards
EDWARDS — A new, 65,000-square-foot, self-storage facility has been approved by Eagle County for development in west Edwards, with ground-breaking expected in the fall. The facility is expected to open late this year or in early 2016.
The new facility is designed to meet the needs of Eagle Valley residents for storage space. There are currently no self-storage facilities in Edwards, which is the largest population center in the Eagle Valley, and other facilities in the area are experiencing high levels of occupancy. Eagle County, with its constrained housing supply, prevalence of attached housing and outdoor toy-loving residents, tends to have a high demand for storage space.
The facility will offer a variety of unit sizes ranging from 5-by-5 feet to 10-by-30 feet, including some drive-in 10-by-30-foot units. A portion of the facility will be climate controlled with heating during the winter months. All buildings will be monitored by video surveillance, with keypad-controlled access. An on-site office will be open seven days a week.
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According to a release, the design of the buildings will complement the surrounding community and minimize visual impact. The buildings will be sunk into grade, reducing their apparent mass, and their facades will be constructed of earth-toned material including faux stone, timbers, painted steel and glass. The developers have dedicated a portion of open space at the rear of the parcel to maintain a wildlife migration corridor. Developers have also provided for the construction of a pedestrian pathway along U.S. Highway 6.
While the facility will remain locally owned, CubeSmart, a publicly traded, national self storage operator that owns or operates more than 500 storage locations across the U.S., will manage day-to-day operations.
The facility is being developed by a partnership led by Bruce Hagedorn (Winds West, Inc.) of Eagle and Brad Hagedorn (ArcWest Properties) of Denver. The Hagedorns are also in the process of developing 12 single-family residences in the Buckhorn Valley neighborhood in Gypsum.