Update 12/14/16 – U-Haul Moving & Storage of Avondale has added 646 indoor, climate-controlled self-storage units to its property in Decatur, Ga.
"We have another U-Haul facility four miles up Memorial Drive that is completely occupied with regards to our self-storage units. This community needed more self-storage, and we're happy to deliver,” said Jason Petty, president of the U-Haul Co. of Central Georgia.
1/4/16 – Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. is converting a building in Decatur, Ga., into a self-storage facility. The company had previously leased the property at 3653 Memorial Drive and closed on the acquisition in September. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Decatur officially opened in April, providing moving and packing supplies, truck and trailer rentals, and U-Box portable-storage containers. Renovations are underway to add 200 indoor, climate-controlled units, hitch installation, propane sales, and RV parking, according to a company press release.
The 13.75-acre property features 145,978 square feet of space. Located in Avondale Square, the building was constructed in 1969 and has housed many businesses, including a furniture store. It’s across from a Walmart Supercenter.
"The best part about taking over this building is U-Haul will now be able fill the entire 13 acres of empty space, and serve more and more customers at lower cost," said Raquel Bryan, the facility’s general manager.
The opening of the Decatur property 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.