rendering illustrates some of the Storage Werks facility
features, including a gate with key code access and
heavy landscaping to make the grounds blend in with the
architectural culture of the area, according to Storage
Werks owner Andy Reahm.
MUKWONAGO — The Village Board approved a conditional use
permit for a new indoor mini-warehouse storage facility
on the east side of Mukwonago Drive and north of Bay
View Road, according to Village Administrator John Weidl.
The new storage
facility will offer 52,868 square feet of personal storage space
split among nine elongated buildings with pitched asphalt shingled
roofs and faux opaque windows that face the exterior of the
facility, according to the Tuesday Plan Commission minutes.
owner Andy Reahm said the storage space will be secured with gated
access control and Web-based, motion activated cameras. Clients
would receive a key code to gain access to the facility and storage
space would be leased on a short-term month-to-month basis, he said.
technological aspect, we’ll also have a kiosk that is open to our
clients 24 hours a day,” said Reahm. “They can do everything from
rent the unit to make payments and also hit a button and get a live
person for any questions.”
But these units
won’t be the typical orange door and gravel road storage facilities
that often come to mind, said Reahm. The conceptual plan shows that
the facility will almost look like boarding houses with a tan
exterior and white-trimmed faux windows. Moreover, the company
intends on having a small office with a retail component, according
to the plan of operations.
trying to provide is more of a retail type of experience,” said
Reahm. “What we have is an office that sells boxes and tape and all
the other pieces to compliment storage needs.”
another notable difference is that storage units will have movable,
lockable pins, so units can be expanded to accommodate the needs of
clients. The company is also exploring having units where climate
can be regulated.
plans to break ground this spring and begin leasing units by the
fall, according to Reahm. While this will be the first Storage Werks
facility in Mukwonago, the company has two other locations in Lisbon