GLENDALE, CA—Public Storage announced the opening of its largest self-storage facility in Bronx, N.Y. The 12-story facility, located at 385 Gerard Avenue (at East 144th Street), will have more than 4,000 units when completed and is Public Storage’s 2,079th location.

The new facility has been designed specifically for the local community with a large variety of sizes to suit the needs and demands of customers from Manhattan to Harlem and the Bronx. The property includes free parking and off-street loading docks for large moving vans.

“Growing demand for smaller-sized units at our other locations throughout greater NYC has led us to build this facility to meet the specific needs of local customers,” Public Storage's Senior Vice President, David Doll, said in a statement. “Not only does our Gerard facility offer the right kind of storage at the right price, its easy access and free parking make it a convenient choice for the 687,000 New Yorkers who live within two miles of the property.”

Public Storage has invested millions of dollars through local construction trades to renovate and retrofit the building to its high standards that include new roofs, mechanical systems, high-speed freight elevators and insulated exterior panels. The building will also be energy efficient. The Gerard facility is part of the resurgence in the area with the Yankee Stadium and Bronx Terminal Market developments.