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More self storage space proposed in Poulsbo

pro-guard-siteWith limited development land available, self storage companies are building up to meet demand. 

That’s the case in Poulsbo where Pro-Guard has proposed a new three-story storage building on the site of its existing facility at 20554 Little Valley Road NE, near Central Market.

The 45,000-square-foot structure would replace a portion of RV parking on the property, according to a notice of application issued by the city.

Pro-Guard submitted the site plan review application Oct. 5. The city will accept comments on the proposal through Nov. 11.

Pro-Guard’s proposal is one of several possible storage developments in the north end of the county.

Urban Self Storage recently submitted an application for a multi-story storage building near Safeway in Poulsbo. On Bainbridge, Urban is considering plans for self storage on Day Road near Highway 305.

U-Haul closes Port Orchard store

soh_uhaul_logoU-Haul closed its Port Orchard location on Sept. 8, just a few months after it opened.

The Olney Avenue U-Haul store shut down because the company was unable to obtain an extension on its contract to purchase the property and its lease ended, according to a news release.

The store had been providing truck and trailer rentals, as well as moving supplies.

South Kitsap residents won’t have to travel far to find U-Haul trucks. The moving and storage giant operates stores in Gorst and Bremerton, and works with several independent dealers in the area.

The county recently approved plans for a large U-Haul self storage center in Gorst.

U-Haul storage center approved in Gorst

U-HAUL LOGOA familiar name in moving is putting down roots in Gorst.

U-Haul recently purchased a storage center inside the triangle formed by the junction of Highway 3 and Highway 16.

Now the county has approved a project to expand the existing facility with a three-story, 50,000-square-foot storage building and attached warehouse.

u-haul.gorstNotice of administrative conditional use permit approval was posted May 18. 

The facility will provide climate-controlled storage and moving vehicle rentals, according to the notice.

Storage facilities seem to be sprouting up all over these days.

Construction on one self storage complex is underway on Randall Way in Silverdale. It’s set to open next winter.

Meanwhile, a Seattle company is considering a three-story facility by Safeway in Poulsbo.

U-Haul moving into Gorst location

U-HAUL LOGOU-Haul is rolling into Gorst.

The moving and storage giant recently bought Bayview Mini Storage, at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 16. (The $1.8 million purchase was part of my February commercial sales roundup).

The 4-acre property includes seven one-story self-storage buildings and a 500-square-foot office. There are also 79 RV spaces. The company will offer truck and trailer rentals, storage and U-Box moving and storage services.

U-Haul is touting the purchase as part of its “building green initiative,” which emphasizes infilling existing buildings rather than constructing new facilities.

For more information on U-Haul Moving and Storage of Bremerton and Gorst, call (360) 377-8900 or visit the website for the location.

United Moving marks 50 years with open house

unitedUnited Moving & Storage of Bremerton is a half-century old this year.

The Fuson Road company is celebrating the milestone with an open house from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday. The event includes refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the founding owners and staff.

United provides moving services for corporations, private residents and military households. It has offices in Bremerton and San Bernardino, Calif.

See the company’s page on Facebook for more information on the anniversary open house.

State commission fines Poulsbo moving company

A Poulsbo moving company was among nine fined recently by the state Utilities and Transportation Commission for operating without required permits.

Cope Quality Services, owned by Carrie Creech of Poulsbo, was fined $5,000, $4,500 of which was suspended for two years on the condition the company follow orders. The company must cease providing residential moving services until it obtains proper authorization.

The UTC monitors more than 200 Washington moving companies. For more consumer information, see the commission’s moving tips page.