Real Estate Reuse: U-Haul Repurposing Home Improvement Store in Indianapolis

Posted: 1/25/2018 Link:
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U-Haul® will soon offer a contemporary self storage facility at 6800 Pendleton Pike thanks to the acquisition of a former Menards® home improvement center. U-Haul acquired the 107,216-square-foot building on Dec. 21.

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Pendleton Pike and 38th St. is currently operating out of a temporary showroom and offering truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies, towing equipment and U-Box portable moving and storage containers.

Once the property is renovated, it will have approximately 1,000 self storage units with high-tech security features and indoor climate-control options. Propane, professional hitch installation, U-Haul Remote 24/7® access, RV, boat and vehicle storage, a U-Haul Re-Use center for gently used household goods and materials, the Take A Box, Leave A Box program and much more will also be available on the 9.57-acre lot.

"This acquisition gives us the ability to serve the neighborhoods in northeastern Indianapolis," said Anthony Jones, U-Haul Company of Central Indiana president. "The City of Indianapolis wants to see this building reused. It has been here for more than 30 years and the community wants us here. We are excited to grow as a local staple that's been in operation in Indianapolis since 1970."

Jones expects to hire a staff of 15 or more Team Members when the facility is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Indianapolis community. U-Haul always encourages local contractors to bid on renovation work.

The recent acquisition of the former Menards home improvement center was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our 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. 

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