U-Haul to Settle in Vacant Superior Kmart Space
The Development will Invest Six Million Dollars in the City of Superior, Adding 35 Jobs
SUPERIOR, Wisc. – After closing its doors nearly a year ago, the Superior Kmart building will soon have a new beginning.
U-Haul is set to be moving into the location off Tower Avenue.
The building has been on the market for over two years, and vacant for one.
Florida based Kin Properties currently owns the property, but will soon finalize the sale after the City of Superior makes a minor zoning change.
The new facility will house 800 to 1,200 heated storage spaces and include retail, hitch, and rental vehicle services.
“This helps with development, it condenses. This makes the Target area and Belknap Plaza more valuable. It gets people thinking, hey, there are some things happening here,” said Jason Serck, Planning and Port Director for the City of Superior.
The new location will be corporate owned, investing six-million dollars into the City.
The development is set to create 35 jobs.
Officials with U-Haul tell FOX 21, they will begin business as soon as next week, but only for minor sales.
Renovations are expected to take anywhere from six to nine months, before use of the heated units will begin.
Meanwhile, the City of Superior is proposing ideas for the Douglas County Fairgrounds Parking Lot area.
City officials say they are reaching out to community members and retailers to see what could be developed in the 20 to 30 acres of land near Menards and the Bong Airport.
Serck tells FOX 21, the area could be the next big retail spot in the city, but also include residential space as well.
Possibilities are only conceptual right now, as no retailers or developers have expressed any interest in the property.