Ground-breaking Development: StorBox Self Storage – Pasadena, CA

Posted by Erica Shatzer on Apr 8, 2024 11:06:39 PM
With a retro flare and lighting reminiscent of the neon signs of the 1950s, StorBox Self Storage in Pasadena, Calif., showcases its offerings through two stories of storefront glass at its office entrance, while life-size images of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Elvis Presley safeguard the valuables stored inside.
StorBox, owned by Barnard Investments and designed by Ken Carrell of ARE Associates, features 550 wine lockers and 70 high-security art units secured behind a vault door. In total, the approximately 100,000-net-rentable-square-foot property has nearly 1,000 units.
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StorBox 3Formerly a single-story warehouse, the building had undergone seven expansion remodels before being converted into self-storage. According to Carrell, differing floor levels from the previous expansions necessitated the construction of ramps within the two-story structure. And the owner’s request for units with exterior access required plastic curtains to minimize the loss of cooled air.


After tearing down the original building, a spacious, art-deco themed office was built in its place. The office has a conference room, retail, and display units.


StorBox was completed within a year and opened in June of 2001. It is fully stabilized with an occupancy rate of around 96 percent.


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