The property contains two parcels totaling 2.68 acres improved with two buildings attached by a two story connector which runs over 7th St. The property was originally developed in 1900 with additions added in 1901 and 1947. According to the Ashland County Auditor, the buildings contain a total of 175,000 +/- sq. ft. with 130,483 sq. ft. above ground (1-3 stories) and 44,931 sq. ft. below grade. Included is approximately 16,000 sq. ft. of office space. The two buildings have four (4,000 lb capacity) freight elevators and are serviced with a sprinkler system containing 1 wet riser and 9 dry risers (last inspected in 2006). They are constructed of a combination of concrete, concrete block, brick, and steel. The property is zoned M-2, Heavy Industrial use.
The self storage business was started in 2003 and has enjoyed steady growth; each time occupancy attained approximately 80% the owner added another 6,000 square foot building with the most recent building constructed in December, 2009. Square footage occupancy is almost 90% indicating an opportunity to once again add another building. The buildings occupy a site of about 10 acres. There are six handsome brick veneer storage buildings and a conveniently located office building which serves as the owner' s construction business office and also serves as the office for the storage facility.