FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fort Lauderdale residents have called on the U-Haul store at 1840 W. State Road 84 for their do-it-yourself moving products and services since 1992.
Until recently, U-Haul at I-95 & State Road 84 lacked the space to offer self-storage services. But thanks to the recent acquisition of a 0.88-acre abutting property east of the store, U-Haul is now adding storage options.
Construction plans for the abutting property call for the creation of a six-story, state-of-the-art self-storage building. The first floor will feature a drive-up load/unload area so customers can protect their belongings from the weather.
"There is a huge demand for self-storage in Fort Lauderdale, so we need to expand to meet that demand," said Frank Grau, U-Haul Company of Fort Lauderdale president. "We look forward to offering a range of options, including indoor climate-controlled units with high-tech security features."
Contact U-Haul at I-95 & State Road 84 at (954) 525-4125 or stop by to visit general manager Kevin Garcia and his team. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
One dilapidated shed on the abutting property will be removed prior to construction of the new building. Approximately 800 self-storage units at affordable price points will be available when the facility is completed in 2021.
"The abutting property to the east of our facility was becoming an eyesore," Grau added. "It will be something U-Haul and the City of Fort Lauderdale can be proud of when we're done with the expansion."
Once the facility is operating with the self-storage addition, Grau expects to hire additional Team Members. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth in the Fort Lauderdale area.
U-Haul at I-95 & State Road 84 will continue to offer truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies and boxes, towing equipment, professional hitch installation, U-Box portable moving and storage containers, propane and more.
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