Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westdale

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2800 Edgewood Rd SW   Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(@ Westdale Mall)

(319) 540-8732

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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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(319) 540-8732

2800 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(@ Westdale Mall)

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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
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Adaptive Reuse in Cedar Rapids, IA at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westdale

Building History

The Younker Brothers Department Store originated as a dry-goods store founded in Keokuk, Iowa in 1856. The store was named after the three founders who were brothers. Lipman, Samuel, and Marcus Younker arrived in the United States as Jewish-Polish immigrants determined to make a name for themselves. The single humble store developed into a full retail department store with clothing and home goods. Several locations were operated throughout Iowa and bordering Midwest states. In 1879, the company moved their headquarters to Des Moines, Iowa where they would remain for over 100 years. The company was then sold in the 1990's and the headquarters were moved out of the state. The number of stores began to decline, and the retail chain was primarily found in shopping malls by the mid 2000's. By 2018 all the retail stores were closed for business and the store now exclusively retails items online. 

The Younkers building was built in 1979 and U-Haul acquired the building in 2019. 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 2019, 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: 

  • 1,163 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 4,941 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 6,115 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 Cedar Rapids community: 

  • 6,655,306 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 1,163 tons (1,055 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 4,941 tons (4,484 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 6,655,306 lbs (3,018,827 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 6,115 lbs (5,549 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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