U-Haul will be converting the shell of this five-story office building into a modern self-storage and retail facility, stated Scott Chase, U-Haul Company of Eastern Massachusetts president. Commercial properties have been stagnating. We don't want to see this building remain vacant and become an eyesore in this community.
Once the 93,088-square-foot space is renovated, it will include more than 600 indoor climate-controlled self-storage units with high-tech security features at affordable price points.
The property, which was acquired in March 2018, will also offer towing equipment; U-Haul Remote 24/7 access for self-storage customers; a U-Haul Re-Use center for gently used household furnishings; the Take A Box, Leave A Box program; and more.
When the location is fully operational, Chase expects to employ at least 10 Team Members. U-Haul will look to hire locally to promote job growth within Framingham-Southborough.
The recent acquisition of the property was driven by U-Haul Corporate Sustainability initiatives U-Haul supports infill developments to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-building materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
This growing community is vibrant, and there is a need for updated self-storage options that meets the community's expectations, Chase added.
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