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State-of-the-art self-storage facility under construction in Lexington

Company hopes to have the project finished early next year
Posted: 5:46 PM, Jul 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-22 17:50:34-04
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Construction is underway on a new 700 unit self-storage facility in Lexington, but it's going to offer more than just storage space.

Crews have been hard at work on the storage facility in the Locust Hill neighborhood, where the former Movie Tavern once stood.

"With the demand of housing, apartment complexes being built, homes being built, townhomes being built, we really felt that this would be a great spot for a new facility," said Michael Orsinelli, the Regional Manager of Citadel Self Storage.

Built by Citadel Self Storage out of Louisville, this facility will have a little over 700 indoor temperature-controlled storage units.

"On one side, there will be three, and the other side, there will be two canopies that will go out into the drive way so that no matter rain, snow, storm, you'll be able to pull up underneath and canopies and unload all your stuff without being wet," said Orsinelli.

Orsinelli also said that there will be outdoor units and covered spaces for boats, RVs, and trailers.

Along with the storage units, the site will also include two retail spaces and warehouse space for contractors.

"Someone could come in here and put an office in here, plus have some of their supplies," he said.

The company is hoping to have the project finished early next year.