Public Storage opened a new self-storage facility in Puyallup on Meridian Avenue. The new site contains more than 1,200 storage spaces of varying sizes and an energy-efficient, climate-controlled storage system.

“We’re providing storage units to a community that is underserved,” said Bryan Miranda, Public Storage’s vice president of west coast development. “And we’re in the path of growth, so we’re expecting more homes and more tenants.”

The population of Puyallup increased by about 10 percent from 2010 to 2016. The estimated population of the city as of July 1, 2016 was 40,640, up from 37,222 in 2010.

Public Storage was founded in 1972 in California. The company operates over a dozen different locations in the South Sound.