Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. has purchased and renovated a former Devon Self Storage facility in Johnson City, N.Y. The property at 621 Field St. has been rebranded as U-Haul Moving & Storage of Oakdale.
Situated on 3.45 acres, the facility includes seven buildings comprising 57,680 square feet of net rentable storage space in nearly 400 drive-up and interior units. It also offers moving and packing supplies, towing equipment, truck and trailer rentals, and U-Box portable-storage containers. Property upgrades include a freshly paved parking lot as well as new interior and exterior lighting.
“This has been a major undertaking because of all the improvements,” said Sandra Thibodaux, general manager. “What customers have noticed is U-Haul is here to stay and improve an area that has been deeply impacted by years of flooding. Customers and neighboring businesses have expressed their gratitude for U-Haul moving in and giving this store a needed facelift.”
The facility is near New York State Route 17, the Oakdale Mall and a Wegmans grocery store, according to a company press release. Binghamton University is less than two miles away.
“We didn't have a storage center near Binghamton University,” said Will Cintas, president of the U-Haul Co. of Eastern New York. “We are happy to be in the neighborhood and serve the local area as well as the college students.”
U-Haul recently purchased and renovated a Devon Self Storage facility in Binghamton, N.Y. Property renovations for U-Haul Moving & Storage of Front Street were completed last month.
The acquisition of the Johnson City facility was driven by U-Haul’s corporate sustainability initiatives, which support infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint, the release stated. U-Haul’s adaptive reuse of existing structures 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 has more than 44 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,200 owned facilities throughout North America.
Based in California, Devon Self Storage owns or manages 49 facilities nationwide. Its portfolio comprises 3.6 million square feet of storage space in 17 states.
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