CHICAGO, March 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul has acquired and refurbished a storage facility at 5035 W. Foster Ave. on Chicago's northwest side to meet the moving and storage demands of Jefferson Park customers.
Located eight miles east of O'Hare International Airport near Interstates 90 and 94, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jefferson Park now offers moving van rentals; moving supplies and boxes; 432 indoor storage units, including 72 climate-controlled units and 78 humidity-controlled units for wine storage; 12 outdoor parking spots for vehicle storage with enhanced lighting; and a new front entrance for storage customers with load/unload area set to be completed this spring.
"What I'm most excited about is getting to know and meet the people of Jefferson Park," general manager Becky Rodriguez said. "I want them to know their valuables are safe and secure when they choose U-Haul."
The 0.73-acre property, built in 1972 and converted in 2012, has three levels and 31,019 square feet of storage space. It housed Chicago Northside Storage before U-Haul acquired it in August.
The acquisition of the Jefferson Park facility was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul® supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
"We are excited to serve a new community closer to Jefferson Park," U-Haul Company of North Shore Chicago president Jamie Lee said. "Customers are enjoying the convenience of having this store in the neighborhood, and they're looking forward to seeing the future upgrades. This is a growing neighborhood and the store is a great addition to the area."
Jefferson Park is bordered by communities like Norwood Park, Forest Glen, Portage Park and Harwood Heights that will benefit from the proximity of the new U-Haul location.
Contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jefferson Park at (773) 663-4108 or visit the store. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
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