Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. is expanding one of its self-storage properties in Denver. Plans are underway to add more than 700 indoor, climate-controlled units to U-Haul Moving & Storage of the Mile High at 7540 York St. The facility opened in 1976, but lacked space to expand its storage offering until the company recently acquired a nearly 6-acre parcel abutting property.
"We are excited to finally bring climate-controlled self-storage to this area," said Mike Blau, president of the U-Haul Co. of N.W. Colorado. "It's a much-needed service that our customers demand. Our outdoor, drive-up self-storage is at capacity, and we have been looking for ways to expand for the last three years. This is going to be huge for us and this community."
Covered vehicle-storage spaces will also be added. The new units will roughly double the amount of self-storage among the six U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities in the region, Blau said.
U-Haul plans to hire new employees as the expansion is completed, according to a press release.
Established in 1945, U-Haul has more than 44 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,200 owned facilities throughout North America.