Philadelphia Business Journal
Franken-firehouse: Novel mixed-use building coming to King of Prussia
May 24, 2019
One part storage facility, one part fire station. No, it's not something from a Richard Scarry book — it's the latest innovation coming to the mixed-used community Village at Valley Forge.
The new, seven-story building will merge a storage facility operated by Cubesmart (NYSE: CUBE) and an Upper Merion fire station with emergency medical services. The structure was designed to have 98,650 square feet of storage space over six floors and 10,689 square feet on the ground floor that will be dedicated to the fire station. It will be developed on a sliver of land at 400 Guthrie Road.
The hybrid concept has been tried elsewhere, but it's new to the Philadelphia area and may serve as a blueprint for similar projects in the future.