U-Haul owns more than 44 million square feet of storage space
February 8, 2017:
Established in the year 1945, U-Haul International Inc., which manages over 1,300 self-storage locations across North America, has recently purchased an abutting strip mall to its facility in Springfield, Mo., with plans to convert it to self-storage
"The strip mall was becoming an eyesore,” said Bryan Dean, president of the U-Haul Co. of Missouri. "When we finish our renovations, it will be something that both U-Haul and the city of Springfield can be proud of. Most cities are starting to see the advantages of adaptive reuse. Our downtown district is converting older buildings into loft apartments, restaurants and office spaces. It is important for us to being doing our part. These buildings just need some TLC."
The 1.28-acre property along E. Commercial Street borders U-Haul Moving & Storage at N. Glenstone, which opened in 1980. Once converted, the new building will operate as an expansion of the existing site.
The project will result in the addition of 240 indoor climate-controlled spaces to the property’s current 173 units. It’s expected to be complete by summer, according to a press release.