SLINGER — The village’s Planning Commission has approved the construction of two new self-storage buildings as part of the American Eagle Storage complex on the northwest corner of Highway 60 and Hillside Road in the American Eagle Business Park.
The commission last week approved the architectural and lighting plans for the additional construction. Washington County developer Dittmar Realty, Inc. in conjunction with its affiliate My Choice Self Storage will be starting construction on the two new buildings this spring.
“The other large, taller storage buildings we do have in other locations are full,” said Kevin Dittmar. “The major tenants are people with class-A recreational vehicles. When you invest that kind of money in those vehicles, you want to have a proper storage area to keep them protected when they are not in use.”
The first building features six units 14 feet by 48 feet with 12-foot-by-14-foot overhead doors with an opener to be able to store a Class A RV, five 12-by-36 units with 10-by-12 doors and other units include 12-by-12, 16-by-30 and a 16-by-18. The second building offers 10-by-30 units. “In fall of 2019 we opened the only climate-controlled self-storage facility west of Germantown, intended to serve the needs of residents in Slinger, Hartford, Richfield, and the Cedar Lakes area.” Dittmar said in a news release. “The development offers both cold and climate-controlled storage.”
The new buildings will be completed as part of the Slinger Self-Storage. The Slinger Storage facility features new buildings, paved drive aisles, outdoor lighting, and video cameras. Once the entire project is built out to the complete plan, which calls for more buildings to be constructed, the property could add $1.8 million-$2 million to the village’s tax base. Olivia Wills of Dittmar Realty said earlier “temperature- controlled storage is the only way to protect furniture made of wood, fabric or leather, bedding, paper records, photographs, clothing and electronics.
“Fluctuations in temperature and humidity in cold storage units will degrade all of these items over time,” Wills said. “The climate-controlled 10-foot-by-20-foot drive-up units also offer electric service for trickle chargers to accommodate classic cars, boats, motorcycles and other specialty vehicles.”
Interested persons may call 262-420-9924 or log on to My Choice Self Storage to rent on-line.