“On behalf of the (Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce) board and the ambassadors that are here, I want to thank everyone that came to support this,” said Terry Rutherford, board chairman of FWKCC, which hosted the ribbon cutting.
“It’s been a long road out here,” said John Huber, Signature Self Storage developer, owner and chief manager. “We’ve been under construction for about two years. We’ve had a good time and we just opened up, did a soft opening just a couple months ago, but we already have 100 units filled up out of the 400-plus that we have.
“We’re excited about helping the folks out here in Choto with their storage needs,” he added. “I really appreciate all the support.”
“I’d like to thank John and his group for everything they’ve done,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, who joined At-large Seat 10 Knox County Commissioner Larsen Jay, State Sen. Dr. Richard Briggs (R-District 7) and other officials in supporting the opening. “This all means jobs for this area and services for the people who live here.
“Basically, to turn on the lights and have a hundred units already shows that there was a need for a facility like this out in this area,” Jacobs added. “It’s wonderful to see businesspeople satisfy those needs and provide people jobs and contribute to our community.”
Briggs said he remembers 10 to 12 years ago, when “this was nothing more than a big, overgrown lot.
“John came down and said he wanted to develop this (lot), he was going to make it nice, be convenient for the community,” said Briggs, who resides in the Choto community and previously served on Knox County Commission for District 5.
“I was very much for this (Markets at Choto development),” he added.
However, “There was a fight on the County Commission.”
“When we first zoned this property back in 2010, some people were for it, some people were against it,” Huber recalled.
“I knew that John would do a good job,” Briggs said. “(Huber) has one of the best reputations as a developer in the whole county.”
Briggs said Markets at Choto improved the community and provided services to neighboring residents so they would not have to drive 5 miles or more, and it improved traffic with the installation of the roundabout at the intersection of Choto Road and Northshore Drive.
Signature Self-Storage at Choto, LLC., developed by John Huber Construction Inc., is a secured, locally owned and operated self-storage facility with both climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled units.
“We pride ourselves on having a safe, clean, accessible facility, serving both residential and commercial clients,” Huber stated on his website. “Signature Self-Storage at Choto wants to help our customers keep their belongings safe and secure, whether it be grandma’s furniture or your business records.”
The self-storage facility, developed by Huber, who also developed Markets at Choto, has 436 units on 60,000 square feet.
Signature Self-Storage at Choto office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 pm., Monday through Friday, and closed weekends, but gate hours are open 24/7.
For more information, call 865-500-3111 or visit online at https://signatureselfstorage.com