Adaptive Reuse in Tampa, FL at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Tampa

Building History

In the heart of the Historic Ybor District, known for its diverse culture and delicious cuisine, the Flor the Sanchez y Haya (Haya’s Factory) was built in 1906. This factory was in charge of producing the Americus Cigar. On average, the factory would produce 500,000 cigars a month. This location was acquired by U-Haul in 1976. Adaptive reuse building conversions allow U-Haul to promote infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction. Adaptive reuse also allows resources to be focused on integrating environmentally thoughtful features into the existing building rather than creating waste in the form of demolition and using valuable resources for new construction.

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1976, 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:

  • 3 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 18,262 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 18,483 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

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

  • 81,210 kWh annual energy savings
  • 7,523,730 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 3 tons (3 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 81,210 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 18,262 tons (16,572 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 7,523,730 lbs (3,412,742 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 18,483 lbs (16,772 kgs) of construction debris prevented