The Vision for the New Self Storage Industry Leader Becomes Reality
Permits issued and site preparation work began as Coakley Tech was moving to their new location. Building amenities necessary to its past were now obsolete. Demolition started, interior walls were removed, large shower/locker facilities were deconstructed, cafeteria removed, freight elevators once necessary, no longer viable now needing replacement and relocation.
Mechanical systems once useful could not withstand the “need” for high efficiency effectiveness. All systems were removed and disposed of. An interior building re-birth began. New systems were designed with goal of energy efficiency at the forefront. Sections of exterior block walls were removed and floor to ceiling energy efficient glass panels installed bringing in natural ambient lighting allowing for a feeling of spaciousness. Installation delays were caused by harsh Midwest winter weather. Interior construction ground to a halt.
Exterior part of project stayed focused and moved forward. Footings for loading/unloading areas were complicated when the distant history of the war years came to the immediate forefront because of soil contamination from chemicals and petroleum products. Working in tandem with the Department of Natural Resources, State of Wisconsin a remediation plan established and completed,600+/- cubic yards of asphalt millings from a nearby highway reconstruction project brought in and mixed with the current soil content to stabilize and mitigate the impact. Compaction issues were also resolved by the team.
Exterior lighting and security cabling plus loops were installed for the self storage facility prior to first asphalt lift completion. Ornamental fencing, high efficiency exterior illumination was installed. A park bench and concrete potted shrubs add to the inviting exterior ambience.
Stadium Self Storage Facility: Located In the Fastest Growing Area in Wisconsin
Stadium Self Storage is located just east of Miller Parkway (56.9k traffic count) an extremely busy 4 lane arterial. Burnham Street (7.5k traffic count) is a busy cross street. Stadium Self-Storage is located just 300’ east of the intersection. The property is visible to tens of thousands of people every day.
The Old Milwaukee “Brown Field” Has New Life in Stadium Self Storage
Self Storage Facility:
The Facility: Stadium Self Storage is a multi-story, state of the art facility, 850+ units,121,811 square foot self-storage facility located at 4000 West Burnham in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The project was developed by Peggy Coakley aided by Dave Murray opened in 2013. It is a Diamond Class Facility. It is the epitome of a new generation of self-storage facilities with World Class Service.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin self-storage market presents a high barrier to entry. Local zoning and building codes make it a daunting task to gain entry along with acquiring financing for conversion to bring a new level of aesthetics to the entire project. The “Brown Field” corridor had another phenomenon attached to it which made re-development more appealing.
The “Concept of Concentric Circles” had been identified in major sports complex developments as noted in “A Report For The Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball District” by Martin J. Greenberg. The area as outlined would experience high economic potential due to influx of residential and business developments. Those developments were tied to a downtown area. This corridor was an exception but proved the case for the “Concept of Concentric Circles”. Except for Stadium Self Storage, there have been no new storage developments in Milwaukee east I 894, south of I 94, west of I 43 and north of I 894 in the last 20 years.
In the immediate 3 mile area surrounding Stadium Self Storage, thousands of apartments and multi-family dwellings exist with a high density population of 229,008 residents. The tenants in these properties have no garages or attics and are middle class in nature which drives the demand for self-storage.
Stadium Self-Storage located just a few blocks from Miller Park, home of MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers, is the fastest growing area in the State of Wisconsin. It is part of the restorative process for this designated “Brown Field Corridor”.
Office: Peggy Coakley’s years of experience designing some of the best offices in Milwaukee led her to create an office with a stunning view of the world outside which includes a large parcel now occupied by a member of the fourth estate, The Journal Sentinel.
Subtle color mixing of black, soft shades of grey on the walls and sculpted slate colored floor tile highlight the office. Displays of black with brushed stainless inserts augment the office interior. The high modern ceilings and visually impressive registration desk and counter provide an inviting atmosphere for both commercial and residential customers alike.