Hernandez Group President Alex Hernandez and the team behind Riverbend Self Storage looked at the self-storage market and saw an opportunity. High growth, strong demand and a shortage of new products meant a new facility would be well received.
Working with development partners Stiles, Merrimac Ventures and JL Capital & Management, they delivered the 130,832-square-foot facility in February 2021 at a cost of approximately $11 million. Along with 970 climate-controlled self-storage units, the facility features 5,168 square feet of ground-floor retail in a highly trafficked commercial development just west of Interstate 95 anchored by a Walmart Supercenter, Planet Fitness and Marshalls.
The four-story building is situated on a 1.78-acre site; the tight site and soil required vibro replacement. The state-of-the-art building design considers context, site and the environment. The Hernandez Construction team creatively poured the tilt-wall panels to make it work.
Adjacent to Riverbend Corporate Center and Bridge Point Riverbend Industrial Center, the development is surrounded by dense residential and commercial areas.
Salt Lake City-based Extra Space Storage will operate the facility.
Project address: 2401 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33312
Engineer: Flynn Engineering
Structural engineer: BBM Structural Engineers
Lead site contractor: Atlantic Southern Paving & Sealcoating
Vibro replacement: Hayward Baker
Concrete: Builders Plus
Read more about the other finalists in the industrial category at: https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2021/11/17/2021-structures-awards-best-industrial-project.html
While Hernandez team did not take home the big win for Best Industrial Project, it was an honor to be recognized in the same category among such titans as Duke Realty and First Industrial Realty Trust!
Hats off to the entire team involved in making The Riverbend Self Storage facility a recognizable success!