Old Shopko Building Potential Site for Storage Units

ABOVE: A rendering of the proposed interior storage facility located inside the old Shopko building. BELOW: A repurposed Pick N' Save is turned into a storage facility that will be similar to the Shopko building project. Courtesy of the City of Marshfield Planning Commission.

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – The City of Marshfield Plan Commission will be looking into a proposal to turn the Shopko building into a storage facility at its Tuesday meeting.

According to the meeting packet, the building has been sitting vacant since 2019 and has been for sale for some time. The packet says that staff have been contacted multiple times about the purchasing of the building and all have been related to building storage units or putting in some sort of manufacturing facility.

Currently, Secure Storage of Marshfield is under contract with the owner, pending a Conditional Use Request, to take over ownership of the building and convert it to an interior oriented personal storage facility.

The proposal would make the building a climate-controlled facility with indoor access to 1,018 storage units. The units vary in size and range from 5’ by 4’ to 10’ by 30’.

The storage facility would have key pads for easy entry and would need an entrance that will be vehicle accessible.

It would also have a month to month lease system with 24/7 access and security cameras.  Access to the units will be by the loading bays on the north and south side of the building and also the main entrance on the east side of the building.

No tenants have stepped forward yet but the front of the building would be have offices for lease.

According to the packet, the city has recently approved a Municipal Code Amendment to allow interior oriented personal storage facilities within the “CMU” Community Mixed Use zoning district.

The intent of the approved amendment was to get use out of existing vacant buildings while not intruding on the surrounding communities.

For more information, visit the City of Marshfield Plan Commission website.

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