U-Haul Makes Moving Easier in Northwestern Phoenix
- Jul 27, 2016
Phoenix—U-Haul Moving & Storage at West Camelback Road has begun offering truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies and hitch accessories out of a temporary showroom.
The store, located at 4240 W. Camelback Road in northwestern Phoenix, results from the conversion of a former Home Depot facility. U-Haul acquired the property last December.
“We will be making improvements on this building for several years so it meets the expectations of our customers,” Jason Turcotte, president of U-Haul Co. of Western Arizona, said in prepared remarks. “We are planning to repair all of the existing building, upgrade the landscaping, add needed lighting, and reimage and paint the exterior.”
Plans call for the addition of both climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled self-storage units. The company expects its full-line of U-Haul services will contribute to the rejuvenation of this area.
The 8.25-acre property is within 3 miles of Grand Canyon University, allowing the store to cater to the moving and storage demands of college students and neighboring communities.
The acquisition of the West Camelback Road facility was driven by U-Haul Co.’s Corporate Sustainability initiatives, through which the company supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. U-Haul’s adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
Recent U-Haul projects include the conversion of a long-vacant historic building in Central Louisiana, the adaptive reuse of a former Kmart Super Center in Detroit, a new facility in Greenville, N.C., as well as the redevelopment of a shopping plaza in Greater Cincinnati.
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