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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

$5.8 million ministorage development planned for West Plains

A new ministorage complex will be built on the West Plains by a local storage magnate, according to city permit data.

Self Storage of Spokane in Airway Heights will have 14 pre-engineered metal storage facilities, a two-story office and a 32,000-square-foot RV canopy for storage of the vehicles. The project is valued at $5.8 million.

Though the 7-acre project sits on U.S. Highway 2 just east of its intersection with Flint Road, its address is 1346 S. Campus Road.

The project is led and owned by Harlan Douglass, who has built numerous storage units in the Spokane area.

Most recently, his company Douglass Properties, erected a storage facility at the former Joe E. Mann Center, 4415 N. Market St., in Hillyard. That complex has 12 one-story buildings, 88,000 square feet and is estimated to be worth $4 million.

As owner of Self Storage of Spokane, Douglass has a large complex of storage units on North Foothills Drive east of Division Street in Spokane, and another at Fourth Avenue and Eastern Road in Spokane Valley. The Valley location is the former site of the East Sprague Drive-In Theater, which Douglass bought in 2008 for $1.5 million after the theater had been closed for more than a decade.

Lancze Douglass, Harlan’s son, owns at least seven Secure-It Self Storage facilities in the region, according to the state’s corporation division.

Editor’s note: This story was changed on Sept. 18, 2019 to correct the name of Self Storage of Spokane in Airway Heights.