A state-of-the-art moving and self storage facility is coming together at 4725 Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs thanks to U-Haul® Company's recent acquisition of an 80,259 square-foot building.
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Mountain Shadows opened its temporary showroom in late June and is currently offering truck sharing, moving supplies and U-Box portable moving and storage containers. Once the property is repurposed, it will offer approximately 400 indoor self storage units with high-tech security features.
"Colorado Springs is booming, and U-Haul needs to follow suit," noted Dave Hellmers, U-Haul Company of Southern Colorado president. "Our goal is to meet the growing demand for U-Haul products and services in the Northwest neighborhoods in the Springs."
U-Haul will be updating and expanding the two-story building in the coming years. Customers will have U-Haul Remote 24/7® access to self storage; a U-Haul Re-Use center for gently used household goods and materials to be shared amongst the community, the Take A Box, Leave A Box program and much more.
"This property allows for future growth," Hellmers said. "Rather than build from the ground up, we are pleased to be repurposing an existing facility, which meets our green initiatives to benefit the environment. We chose this area of town because of the strong technology presence and the proximity to the Air Force Academy. We want to be part of this community for years to come."
Hellmers will maintain a staff of 10 Team Members when the facility is fully operational. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within the Colorado Springs community.
The recent acquisition of the property 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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Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 161,000 trucks, 118,000 trailers and 42,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 632,000 rooms and 55.2 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.