Bethel business school grad wants to capitalize on Danbury’s ‘unmet’ self-storage demand with $2M project

DANBURY – There are 10 self-storage amenities inside three miles of Fantastic Pasture Highway at the Bethel border, like 1 on both side of Ethan Draper’s family’s landscaping company.

If that would seem like self-storage overkill, it is not, claims Draper, a 25-year-aged enterprise college graduate, who just concluded a 15-thirty day period lively-obligation stint with the Connecticut Air Countrywide Guard, distributing vaccines and COVID assessments in Danbury.

“While there are 10 current self-storage amenities in just this 3-mile radius of our facility, eight of these 10 amenities are at 100 per cent ability with the remaining two at 95 and 98 p.c capacity,” Draper informed the city’s Setting up Fee at a community listening to previous week. “[A] top guide and management enterprise in the self-storage field who conducted a web-site and market place feasibility analyze (uncovered) … within just the submarket of our location that there is 300,000-sq.-ft of unmet self-storage demand.”

The option, Draper claimed, is to build a 48,000-square-foot enclosed self-storage setting up with “state of the art safety actions, management computer software and slicing-edge Bluetooth enabled entry programs to continue to keep the facility … safe and protected.”

The $2 million project phone calls for demolishing all but just one of the buildings on the Draper’s 1.5-acre residence at 12 Wonderful Pasture Road, to develop a a few-story weather-managed storage setting up with 470 rental rooms, ranging in sizing from 25-to-200 sq. toes.

“Living in the Bethel-Danbury location my entire daily life, I have viewed the exponential advancement of apartments and condominiums which as we all know absence storage space,” stated Draper, who grew up in Bethel and played football at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, in which he gained a company administration degree. “We will be adding 48,000 sq. feet of storage space that will unquestionably benefit the people of Bethel and Danbury.”