Construction Design Management purchased the 27.3-acre property for $2.3 million last year. Since then, the developers have made improvements to the parking lot filling in the pot holes, what Moeller called “craters” and what city leaders said drove away potential customers.
A large portion of the back of the shopping center has been demolished, leaving only a Dollar Tree and Golden Dragon Restaurant. Williams said the facades will be the last to be demolished because they serve as “buffers” to reduce flying debris.
Williams said the goal is to have the storage units open in three to four months. He said customers will be able to drive their vehicles into the unit and use carts to move their items.
MORE: NEW PHOTOS: Hamilton’s giant Spooky Nook project continues its transformation
He said developers are creating some green space and hope to plant grass and trees.
Eventually, Williams hopes to sell the outlot parcels to businesses that could “complement” the storage business.
City Manager Joshua Smith has said he hopes the revamp of the property can attract restaurants like Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and Five Guys Burgers & Fries.
Smith has said the “right developer is at the reins of the reinvention” of the center.