U-Haul Opens New Facility in Reading to Meet Self-Storage Demand
READING, Pa. (April 8, 2019) — A state-of-the-art self-storage facility is coming together at 1910 N. 5th St. thanks to the U-Haul® acquisition of a former U.S. Postal Service distribution hub.
U-Haul Storage at George Field comprises two existing buildings on a 2.33-acre property. One building is 17,150 square feet. The smaller structure is 3,298 square feet.
Once the buildings are repurposed, they will offer 375 self-storage rooms with high-tech security features at affordable price points. Indoor climate-controlled units will be available for rent. Self-storage renovations are expected to be completed this summer.
“Our customers have been demanding sustainable storage options in Reading,” stated Chris Schaffer, U-Haul Company of Harrisburg president. “We look forward to expanding our self-storage footprint here in Reading while reusing and restoring buildings that have been part of the community since 1957.”
U-Haul Storage at George Field will be operated remotely by U-Haul Moving & Storage of Reading, just two blocks away. Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Reading at (610) 375-6168 or stop by to see our progress at the new George Field facility. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
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“This will be a convenient location for our customers,” Schaffer added. “By repurposing existing buildings rather than constructing new builds, U-Haul is taking the ecofriendly and sustainable approach to serving our customers in Pennsylvania.”
Acquisition of the former USPS building was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
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