It’s happening all around the Monterey Bay area. In quaint little cottages on the beach in Carmel. Rustic coastal cabins in Santa Cruz. And especially, in new high-density housing that’s being built in response to soaring land values.
Home garages are pulling a disappearing act.
Anywhere living space is at a premium, the first thing to go is the garage. As older residences are renovated, it’s quite common to see garages converted into needed family space. And many new condo, townhome and apartment developments are being built with no personal garage space whatsoever.
Unfortunately, this trend is in direct opposition to the lifestyles we lead here in the Monterey Bay area. More people than ever are staying active. They surf, sail or windsurf. They camp in our scenic parks. They own mountain bikes and diving gear, tents and camping equipment, boats and RVs — not to mention multiple vehicles, often including vintage cars that they’re working on. And without a garage, there’s nowhere to store anything.
Offsite Garage Storage Is the Answer
Garage Unlimited of Monterey is a unique Monterey garage storage facility being developed at Ryan Ranch near the airport. At Garage Unlimited, you’ll find car and storage condos ranging from about 750 sq. ft. to close to 3,000 sq. ft. of space that are perfect for vehicle storage — including cars, motorcycles, boats, and RVs — as well as business equipment and personal items.
Because these are car condos, not traditional leased self-storage units, buyers can take advantage of today’s historically low interest rates to keep payments manageable. Your Garage Unlimited of Monterey investment then becomes an asset with the potential to grow significantly in value as real estate prices continue to rise in the coming years.
The spacious Monterey garage storage units have ceiling heights of almost 26 feet and roll-up doors with clear heights of approximately 14 feet — perfect for your RV or sailboat. Your unit can accommodate multiple cars, particularly when you use a stacking system such as those made by Edwards & Sons Automotive Equipment. And these garage storage units are a great place for car owners to tinker with their cars without messing up the garage you may have attached to your home.
One of the coolest features is that every Garage Unlimited unit includes a mezzanine, which is added into your total square footage calculation. The mezzanine is pre-wired for Internet or phone service and is ideal for converting into personal retreat space that might include a large-screen TV, built-in bar or other conveniences.
More Than One-Third of Monterey Car Storage Condos Are Sold
These car storage units won’t last long. I know, everyone says that. But here are the facts: 19 out of the 46 garage storage units have been reserved before ground is even broken. These car and storage condos are well located and well designed. And with the available pre-construction incentives — including a $10/sq. ft. tenant improvement allowance — these Monterey car condos are being snapped up fast.
To learn more about Garage Unlimited of Monterey, please contact Ernie Lostrom of Lostrom & Company,
at (831) 646-1000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.