Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Newport

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111 Connell Hwy   Newport, RI 02840
(Located off the Newport Bridge near the Newport Naval Base's main entrance, Across from the Sportsmans club and next to dog park)

(401) 847-3219

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  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(401) 847-3219

111 Connell Hwy
Newport, RI 02840
(Located off the Newport Bridge near the Newport Naval Base's main entrance, Across from the Sportsmans club and next to dog park)

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Newport, RI at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Newport

Building History

A former World War II Navy veteran, L.S. “Sam” Shoen, co-founded U-Haul with his wife Anna Mary Carty Shoen in 1945. This building was built in 1966 by another former World War II Navy veteran, Wesley B. “Wes” Wheelock, Sr, who owned and operated this location for several years as an FN Wheelock & Sons, Inc. carwashWhen the Wheelock carwash closed its doors, U-Haul purchased and adapted the building, opening April 29, 1978, just fourteen weeks after the snowiest day on record for Rhode Island. 

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 1978, 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:

· 126 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented

· 1,549 tons of new concrete pours avoided

· 1,691 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 Newport community:

· 40,481 kWh annual energy savings

· 1,152,252 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 126 tons (114 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 40,481 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,549 tons (1,406 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 1,152,252 lbs (522,658 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,691 lbs (1,534 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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