U-Haul International Inc. recently acquired the former Waterbury Self Storage facility in Waterbury, Conn., and has rebranded it as U-Haul Moving and Storage of Downtown Waterbury. The property at 560 Bank St. is near the bank of the Naugatuck River and southeast of the James H. Dorsey Memorial Highway (Route 8) and Yankee Expressway (Interstate 84) intersection. It consists of a three-story, 85,542-square-foot building on 1.4 acres of land. Property amenities include climate control, extended access hours, truck and van rentals, and the sale of moving and packing supplies.
"I am excited about the improvements we are making to the property as well as the new products and services we can offer the people in this community," said Gary Gelinas Jr., general manager. "This facility gives people a place to store their belongings or rent moving equipment that is in the heart of their community with easy access to the highways."
The acquisition of Waterbury Self Storage was driven by U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which support infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, according to a company press release. U-Haul’s adaptive reuse of buildings eliminates the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps local cities diminish their unwanted inventory of unused buildings, U-Haul officials said.
Established in 1945, U-Haul International Inc. has more than 40 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,000 owned and managed facilities throughout North America.