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From the Ground Up: James River Self Storage, Phase II

3048 S. Kauffman Road

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Owner/developer: The Wooten Co.
General contractor: Kenmar Construction Inc.
Architect: H Design Group LLC
Engineers: Pinnacle Design Consultants LLC, civil and structural; and CJD Engineering LLC, mechanical; electrical and plumbing
Size: 35,540 square feet
Estimated cost: $1.66 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion: August
Project description: The Wooten Co. is adding nine buildings and 255 units to James River Self Storage. It currently has nearly 500 units, including two climate-controlled buildings, said Kent Smith of general contractor Kenmar Construction. Smith said his firm built the storage facility’s first phase 10 years ago. “It rented out full after two years and has pretty much stayed full,” he said. For the second phase, Smith said crews contended with steep grading on the north end of the property. “We took out almost 12 feet of dirt to level the site,” he said. The new construction includes another climate-controlled building and some recreational vehicle storage. He said it also will have gated access with security by an on-site manager.

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