With many residents in Downtown Columbus living in smaller spaces with limited storage, the new 73,000+ square foot building will help meet the growing demand for close, accessible, and safe storage. Located on the corner of Long and Young streets, the five-story self-storage facility is also home to retail spaces, office units, and more. It is the first building of its type in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.
The Tri-Village storage facility was constructed under collaboration of ms consultants, inc., Brexton, LLC, and Edwards Companies. ms provided the architectural design and assisted in the design and coordination of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering.
ms consultants’ exterior design features a two-story brick and stone storefront design along the prominent Long & Young corner facades with ground level glass storefront and canvas awnings to highlight the main building entrance. The exterior wall design uses a series of vertical and horizontal Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS) bands, cornice elements and glazing elements to break-down the size and scale of the five story building mass. The main façade along East Long Street features a glass curtain wall system to highlight the upper level storage units. A similar curtain wall system is incorporated into each stair tower and at the ends of the upper level corridors.
The buildings structural design is based on a repetitive 10’x10’ steel frame system supporting a concrete floor slab and a set of fire rated stair towers and elevator shafts that are centrally located around a common circulation system. To maximize the building height and number of floors, the steel structure will include a spray-on fire proofing material to achieve IIA Construction Type along with a full fire protection system. Other design constraints include a two-hour fire rated exterior wall along the eastern property line.