Hunt Midwest continues to expand StorTropolis, its brand of climate-controlled self-storage facilities throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The developer has opened a 138,000-square-foot facility at 3140 Northwest Jefferson St. in Blue Springs, Missouri, and begun construction on its fifth area StorTropolis location on a five-acre site near K-10 and Woodland Road in Lenexa, Kansas.
Hunt Midwest entered the self-storage development industry in 2018 and, in partnership with Strickland Construction, has built and opened three additional StorTropolis facilities: StorTropolis Brighton and StorTropolis Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, Missouri, and StorTropolis Shawnee in Shawnee, Kansas.
Each three-story StorTropolis building ranges in size from 104,000 to 138,000 square feet and offers 580 to 760 climate-controlled storage units. StorTropolis offers various sized units, from five-feet-by-five-feet to ten- feet-by-thirty-feet, in addition to enclosed parking units as large as 14-feet-by-50-feet to accommodate RV storage. It features a clean, secured environment with drive-through access to fully enclosed, indoor loading and unloading areas; elevators; and gated storage entry accessible 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The latest technology is used to monitor temperature and humidity levels of storage buildings and provides 24-hour video surveillance throughout the property.
StorTropolis emerged as an industry leader in 2018 when it became the first facility in the metro to offer contactless unit rental. Its interactive website allows customers to view available units, compare pricing, and complete the leasing process with the click of a button. All StorTropolis locations include an onsite leasing office open six days a week for customers to lease units via phone or in-person. For added convenience, a customer service call center is also available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
StorTropolis is operated by Storage Asset Management (SAM), a privately owned, third party management company that specializes in self-storage.
In addition to the opening of StorTropolis Blue Springs, StorTropolis Lenexa is anticipated to open in the summer of 2021. The 111,000-square-foot facility will offer 760 storage units, including 15 enclosed parking units for RV storage.