Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Mobile

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970 1/2 Springhill Ave   Mobile, AL 36604
(W Of Broad St)

(251) 433-1548

Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 11/25/2021: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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(251) 433-1548

970 1/2 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL 36604
(W Of Broad St)

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Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 11/25/2021: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Mobile, AL at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Mobile

Building History

Mobility has always been an integral part of civilization, from city streets filled with horse-drawn buggies to modern public and private transportation. Mobile Light and Railroad Company, the original tenant of this historic building, helped pioneer transportation in Alabama. With a nearly 50-mile system of electric trolley streetcars in Mobile, increased ease-of-commuting helped bolster the local economy. When the president of Mobile Light and Railroad Company, J. Howard Wilson, died in 1939, the company would be acquired by National City Lines and renamed Mobile City Lines. Later, Mobile City Lines made it a priority to replace all the streetcars with buses. This line of buses was taken over by the Mobile Transit Authority and eventually the City of Mobile. The City of Mobile has bus lines that still traverse all over the city and go by the modern moniker, "The Wave". 

The 970 1/2 Springhill avenue building was constructed in 1925 and the Mobile Light & Railroad Co. occupied the building until 1967. U-Haul took ownership in 1977 and returned this historic structure to its former glory, to serve the mobility needs of U-Haul customers. 

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1977, this facility was built through Adaptive Reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

  • 1.20 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation avoided
  • 5,277 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 5,517 tons construction and demolition debris avoided

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Mobile community:

  • 58,648 kWh annual energy savings
  • 2,334,787 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions avoided

 

  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 1 tons (1 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 58,648 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 5,277 tons (4,789 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 2,334,787 lbs (1,059,052 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 5,517 lbs (5,006 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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