Storage World LLC has begun redevelopment of its storage facility at 201 N. Wyomissing Blvd. in Wyomissing.
The Sinking Spring-based Storage World owns and operates 11 storage facilities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Nine of its facilities are in Berks County.
The redevelopment project will modernize the property, improve traffic flow and provide a newly constructed 87,500-square-foot multi-story storage building that is temperature and humidity controlled, the company said in a press release.
Work is already underway at the site, and is expected to be completed in late spring, early summer 2023, according to Kyle J. Greth, vice president of Storage World.
Greth said initially the company’s goal was to remodel the site, adding that a remodel would improve the site’s appearance, but would not eliminate “significant problems with the efficiency of the site.”
“Customers would have continued to face traffic flow problems and limited parking options. Our team made the decision to totally overhaul the site by demolishing most of the site and starting from scratch,” Greth said in a statement.
To make way for the new building, six of the existing storage buildings and the rental office were demolished earlier this month.
The new building will be similar to Storage World’s Exeter Township facility, 4990 Perkiomen Ave., which was built and opened in 2018. The new building will feature fire sprinklers, 24/7 access, video surveillance, oversized elevators to service the upper floors, and a variety of drive-up and climate-controlled storage.
“We are looking to construct a facility that will serve the community for the next 50 years,” Greth added.
The Wyomissing location was originally built in 1979, and has served as a storage facility in its 43-year history. Storage World purchased the property in 2003 from Carlino Development Group.
Greth said the largest hurdle the company had to overcome was how to handle the 386 customers using the existing site.
“In preparation for construction our team began to relocate customers from the Wyomissing site in October of 2021. We were successfully able to relocate 85% of our existing customers,” Greth added.