New storage community for luxury vehicles coming to Nocatee in 2018


A new storage facility for luxury vehicles is opening in Nocatee in early 2018.

Known as WheelHouse, the facility will specialize in the storage of high value assets, including exotic and vintage cars, boats, RVs and motorcycles. It will be located near the eastern Nocatee monument on the north side of Nocatee Parkway and off Palm Valley Road.

“We’re real excited to bring this concept to the market,” said WheelHouse President Chris Pilinko. “It’s something that really doesn’t exist today in Northeast Florida.”

The facility will feature 36 customizable storage suites that range in size from just over 700 square feet to several thousand square feet. The suites will include cable and high speed internet, HVAC, a water and sewer connection, insulated panel and man doors, a fire protection system and 100 amp electrical service with interior lighting and an electrical package.

Suite owners will have access to the facility’s community-centered covered outdoor patio and club room, which features a big screen TV, comfortable seating, WIFI and two bathrooms with shower facilities. Pilinko noted that each storage unit is for sale, with prices starting in the low $100s. The facility offers the option to combine units to accommodate larger collections.

The WheelHouse president emphasized that the site is safe and secure with two access gates, wide drive aisles to accommodate coming and going of larger vehicles and a 24/7 security surveillance system. He also noted that it’s protected from any potential hurricanes, with the property located west of the Intracoastal Waterway and sitting 17 feet above sea level.

Pilinko said he’s spent the last few years travelling around the country to visit similar facilities in Colorado, Texas, Minnesota and California to understand what makes them successful and interesting to prospective owners. Overall, he said response to the Nocatee facility so far has been positive, confirming his belief that such a facility will be popular and successful in this area.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of interest,” said Pilinko, whose facility’s website is “It’s really been exciting for us after planning this and working on this for so long.”