Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jersey City

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276 Tonnelle Ave   Jersey City, NJ 07306
(15 Min Parking Only, @ Pulaski Skyway)

(201) 963-6176

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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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(201) 963-6176

276 Tonnelle Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(15 Min Parking Only, @ Pulaski Skyway)

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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 Jersey City, NJ at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jersey City

Building History

Adam Black opened his first blacksmith and wagon building shop, Black Build Bodies, in Jersey City in 1886. The shop quickly grew to specialize in horse-drawn commercial vehicles and heavy-duty trucks. Eventually Adam's three sons, Edward, Clarence, and Frederick, were recruited to join the family business to keep up with growth. After his sons joined the company, the business was then renamed Adam Black & Sons. The shop was also an authorized Mid-West Body and Anthony Hydraulic Hoists dealer during the 1940's and 50's. Being a community oriented business, they specially built a truck-mounted swimming pool and donated it to the Jersey City Rotary for public use in the 1950's.

Unfortuantely, the business struggled during the economic downturn in the late 1970's and had to close its doors in 1983. The Black Build Bodies building was built in 1929 and U-Haul acquired the building in 1983. 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 1983, 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:

  • 44 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 3,030 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 3,074 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

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

  • 171,452 kWh annual energy savings
  • 1,489,364 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 44 tons (40 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 171,452 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 3,030 tons (2,750 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 1,489,364 lbs (675,571 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 3,074 lbs (2,789 kgs) of construction debris prevented

Additional Services at this Location

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    Our cargo and utility trailers start at $14.95!

  • Self-Storage

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  • U-Box® Containers

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  • Moving Supplies

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  • Propane

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  • History

    We have an adaptive reuse program to better the environment!

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