Despite the winter weather, construction work is underway at the corner of Constitution Drive and Cockrell Lane. The first phase of the project involves building 148 mini-storage units of various sizes on a 2.7 acre site, which allows room for future expansion.

The new business, Secure Storage USA, is comprised of a local ownership group that includes Robert A. Springer, who also owns Cardinal Cleaning, headquartered nearby on Mayflower Boulevard.

“Our model is a little bit different,” explained Springer, referring to the recently completed storage unit project a short distance away behind Target. “We’re trying to cater to some commercial clients and we’ll have units that are a little bit taller for trucks with trailers, Bobcats, that sort of thing.”

The first phase will include an 8,000-square-foot building with taller doors and ceiling heights dedicated to commercial users. “Our foundations are going in right now, and I hope we have these units ready to lease by the end of January,” said Springer.

“Hopefully in 2020, depending on how things move, we’ll have another 100-120 units in phase two.”