Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Loop

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500 W Cermak Rd   Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 492-8001

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(312) 492-8001

500 W Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60616

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  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
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Adaptive Reuse in Chicago, IL at U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Loop

Building History

The McNulty Brothers Company was founded in 1888 by Thomas J. McNulty, and earned recognition during the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, when the company did the majority of the interior plasterwork for the exhibit. Thomas' son, J. Munroe McNulty followed in his father's footsteps and became president of the family business in the early-1960s. At this time, the company moved away from plaster to drywall. The company provided constractor services to the Oak Park, River Forest and Chicagoland area. Munroe also negotiated constructing the interiors of famous skyscrapers such as the Standard Oil and Hancock Buildings, Oakbrook Shopping Center and other iconic buildings that were on the cutting edge of interior design. In the 1980's the company had the opportunity to work on projects focused on historic restoration, overseeing projects such as the Miro sculpture that is displayed across from the Picasso at Daley Plaza.

The McNulty Brothers Company building at 500 W Cermak Rd. was built in 1990 and U-Haul acquired the building in 2013. 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 2013, 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: 

  • 540 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 2,311 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 3,555 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 Chicago community: 

  • 3,100,042 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 540 tons (490 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 2,311 tons (2,097 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 3,100,042 lbs (1,406,170 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 3,555 lbs (3,226 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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