DEVELOPMENT: Another self-storage project on the way

Is this the flip side of the small-apartment boom? Now there’s a third self-storage project on the drawing boards in West Seattle. We’ve already reported on two in the works for Harbor Avenue SW; this one is proposed for 6045 West Marginal Way SW, at a site that currently holds a landscaping-materials yard and has been on the market for five months. The proposal says the building will be four stories, approximately 109,700 square feet, with 16 parking spaces. Documents suggest the prospective operator is StorQuest, which has only one facility in this region right now, in Federal Way.

8 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Another self-storage project on the way"

  • KM December 10, 2018 (7:57 pm)

    Self-storage facilities are an absolute abysmal use of land, especially in a city lacking proper housing and shelter for residents. Thanks to America’s affluenza hangover, they’re a fast-growing business.

    • LJ December 11, 2018 (8:44 am)


  • WSEA December 11, 2018 (6:41 am)

    Storage facilities drive me crazy.  I know so many who “think” they need them temporarily but end up using them for years to store things they dont use.   At least this location is in an industrial area.   I wish the new Harbor ave storage facility would get cancelled.   Harbor ave could be so much better if more retail or sports complexes were created.  

  • Pam December 11, 2018 (9:41 am)

    We live in a consumer based era….buy buy buy until your walls are bursting. Then pay rent for our stuff that we don’t want but are afraid to let go.  Money spent for storage could be used for an experience, a date night, dinner out, donation to favorite charity, etc.   I know…I’m preaching to the choir.  

  • Jort December 11, 2018 (9:53 am)

    Given that storage units have seen considerable growth in all regions of America (not just the areas with a “tiny apartment boom”), I’m guessing that this project is more likely the “flip side” of a national credo of consumerism and consumption.

  • theadmiral December 11, 2018 (10:35 am)

    I want that old motel sign! 

    • Deanna December 13, 2018 (6:12 am)

      This is the best post.  It made me laugh.  Thanks.

  • j December 11, 2018 (2:39 pm)

    Landscape materials place should not be able to sell until they remove the thousands of yards of fill dirt that they pushed up the hill and through the bushes and trees. Then when the dirt is removed you can fine them for every dead tree you find that is currently buried. The lower sections of the tree will still be there. Several Douglas Firs in the green belt were killed. There’s a dead deciduous tree sticking out of the dirt currently. Reported to the city over a year ago. No action taken. Furthermore, residents uphill should be concerned for added slide risk.

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