Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc., which operates more than 1,500 self storage facilities across North America, has purchased land in Harrisonburg, Va., on which it plans to build a two-story, climate-controlled building. Expected to open in 2020, the property at 3170 E. Kaylor Park Road is near James Madison University, according to the source.
Once complete, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Harrisonburg will contain more than 500 units. It will offer moving and packing supplies, hitch installation, propane sales, truck and trailer rentals, towing equipment, and U-Box portable-storage containers. The site will also feature a U-Haul Re-Use center for sharing boxes and gently used household items.
“Harrisonburg is growing, and U-Haul is ready to give residents the quality moving and self storage services they demand,” said Clinton O'Neill, president of the U-Haul Co. of Richmond. “James Madison University is a top-ranked college and brings many new residents into town. We need to provide a secure self storage facility for students and permanent residents alike.”
U-Haul is also building a new facility in Sparks, Nev. The three-story, climate-controlled building on the northwest corner of Pyramid Way and Sha Neva Road is expected to open in fall 2019.
Established in 1945, U-Haul owns more than 32 million square feet of storage space. The company’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which support infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, has led to dozens of conversion projects in recent years.