Self-storage facility expanding on Monroe Road

The Atlantic Self Storage expansion underway on Monroe Road.
The Atlantic Self Storage expansion underway on Monroe Road.

If you’ve been wondering what the new building under construction on Monroe Road near Washburn Avenue is, here’s the answer: An expansion of the Atlantic Self Storage facility.

Frank Arey, one of the partners who owns the business, said they are building a 54,000-square-foot, three-story addition to the facility. The addition will be enclosed and served by elevators, and should be open later this year.

Atlantic already has a variety of storage options, including climate-controlled units with roll-up doors, “mega” units with high ceilings and parking for boats, RVs and other vehicles. Atlantic also operates a Penske moving truck franchise at the location. The site is adjacent to a Public Storage facility, which is made up of single-story storage with roll-up doors.

Charlotte is in the midst of a self-storage boom, driven by the wave of apartment dwellers who need a place to put their stuff. You can read a longer story I wrote last month about the topic, and some of the other facilities under construction, online here.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo