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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.

Viking corner, Gorst storage among February commercial sales

A prominent Viking Way corner, a former Boater’s World on Highway 303, and a self-storage facility in Gorst were among the notable commercial sales of February.

Thirteen commercial parcels changed hands last month for a total of $8.12 million, according to  county assessor’s documents.

Here’s a look at a few  high-profile transactions:

Viking Way/Lindvig Way — $375,000

Sale date: Feb. 9

Assessed value: $225,490

Sold by: Armstrong and Degroot to Bertsch, LLC.

Description: A half-acre parcel and 3,300-square-foot building at 371 Lindvig Way, on the southeast corner of the Viking Way intersection (behind the famous Viking statue).

Notes: The property was home to engineering firm. The buyer owns Peninsula Fire Inc., also on Viking Way.

Bayview Mini Storage — $1.8 million

Sale date: Feb. 2

Assessed value: $1.66 million

Sold by: Bayview Mini Storage, LLC. to Amerco Real Estate Company

Description: A 4-acre storage facility located at 4107 W Highway 16, in the middle of the Highway 3/16 junction in Gorst.

Notes: Buyer Amerco Real Estate is the holding company for U-Haul. It appears U-Haul has a moving store and other upgrades planned.

Former Boater’s World — $565,000

Sale date: Feb. 3

Assessed value: $873,160

Sold by: Noffre, LLLP. to Archie May, LLC.

Description: A three-quarter-acre property and 6,600-square-foot building at 5251 Highway 303.

Notes: Boater’s World locations were liquidated as part of the first Ritz Camera bankruptcy in 2009. The new owner is based in Bellevue.

Dollar Tree property — $2.83 million

Sale date: Feb. 6

Assessed value: $1.39 million

Sold by: Patriot Equity Partners, LLC. to Drebick Investments, LLC.

Description: A 2-acre parcel and 18,600-square-foot building at 1600 NE Furneys Lane, off Highway 303.

Notes: This is the second time this property has changed hands in the past five months.