BIZNOTE: Harbor Avenue’s first self-storage facility opening

Five years after we first reported on the plan for a self-storage facility at 3252 Harbor Avenue SW, it’s about to open. Everett-headquartered West Coast Self-Storage says its West Seattle facility officially opens Wednesday (August 5th). It was designed by Magellan Architects of Redmond and built by Issaquah-based Seacon Construction, with 857 storage units ranging in size from 5 x 5 to 10 x 25, and its ground level has a drive-in bay. The company says it has a 40-camera security system, plus a retail store selling moving boxes and packing materials. The company says it “plans to offer U-Haul moving truck rental services in the future as well.”

This is the first self-storage facility completed on Harbor Avenue SW; another is proposed at 2316 Harbor (the site where an old building was gutted by fire in June). There also had been a proposal at 2501 Harbor SW, but the file doesn’t show any activity on that since 2018.

9 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Harbor Avenue's first self-storage facility opening"

  • GF August 3, 2020 (7:33 pm)

    What a waste of space. 

  • West Seattle Lurker August 3, 2020 (10:22 pm)

    This was the worst construction that has ever happened to the bike lane on that area of Harbor Ave. 

  • 1994 August 3, 2020 (11:10 pm)

    Well what about all of those new micro apartment buildings? Those people living there have no place to store anything! There must be a market for storage facilities.

    • KM August 5, 2020 (7:35 am)

      I mean, there’s obviously a market or it wouldn’t get built. But why do you think it’s geared toward micro apartment dwellers? The smaller the space I’m in, the less I collect. I live small on purpose. In my experience, people I’ve known with storage units also have full garages of crap and much bigger homes. I think a lot of people who are in between “permanent” homes use them as well, say, if they are remodeling or building a new place.

  • Elton August 4, 2020 (10:53 am)

    I know Westside Baby isn’t taking unused diapers from opened packages right now – does Neighborhood House have the same policy?

  • Location a plus August 4, 2020 (2:27 pm)

    These self storage facilities are incredibly lucrative for the owners. So little effort for so much money. 

  • Scarlett August 4, 2020 (3:55 pm)

    Weren’t they supposed to do significant bike path improvement in exchange for an alley vacation?  Bollard removal and lighting was also supposed to be done?  I don’t see much if anything and the bollards are still there. 

  • Ice August 5, 2020 (2:04 am)

    This is a privatized landfill.

  • Dave August 5, 2020 (6:23 am)

    I biked through here yesterday and they did a nice job of fixing the bike path coming through here, nice improvement to the area.

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