MADISON, Tenn., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® is revealing details of its adaptive reuse plan for an unoccupied commercial building that will soon be a full-service moving and self-storage facility.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Rivergate at 1515 Gallatin Pike N. is currently offering truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies and U-Box® portable storage containers out of a temporary retail showroom.
Renovations will soon render approximately 700 indoor climate-controlled self-storage units with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Storage rooms are expected to be available for rent this fall.
Professional hitch installation and a new retail showroom will also be highlights of the 71,232-square-foot building on 6.95 acres. U-Haul acquired the property on Jan. 3.
"This building has been vacant since the technical training school and HHgregg® Electronics moved out in 2017," said Jeff Porter, U-Haul Company of Nashville president. "We have the privilege of giving it a new purpose. By reusing the building, we save materials and can offer a fresh look to a building from the 1990s."
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Rivergate at (629) 221-2502 or stop by to see our progress. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
Acquisition of the property was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. The adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
Porter plans to employ at least six Team Members once the store is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to support job growth within the Madison community. Find U-Haul career opportunities at jobs.uhaul.com.
As an essential service provider, U-Haul has remained open throughout the COVID-19 outbreak while offering contactless programs and enhanced cleaning protocols, including added steps for sanitizing equipment between customer transactions. U-Haul products are used daily by First Responders; delivery companies bringing needed supplies to people's homes; small businesses trying to remain afloat; college students; and countless other dependent groups – in addition to the household mover.
Please visit uhaul.com/announcement for more information on how U-Haul is keeping its Team Members and customers safe during the summer moving season.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry, and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.
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