U-Haul Moving & Storage of U-City is planning a $4.5 million renovation to its facility near Sprague Avenue and University Road in Spokane Valley.
The company will revamp its current 108,766-square-foot building at 10412 E. Sprague Ave. to house a modern retail showroom and 835 indoor climate-controlled self-storage units with high-tech security features. The company also will add a hitch bay for professional hitch installation and a secure U-Box warehouse.
U-Haul, through its corporate sustainability initiative, aims to reduce its carbon footprint with infill development.
“U-Haul is applying its adaptive reuse practices to the former University City Mall and J.C. Penney property to make do-it-yourself moving products and services more accessible to Spokane Valley residents,” Manny Mendez, president of U-Haul Company of Inland Northwest, said in an email.
U-Haul acquired the former Penney building in 2017. The company offers truck and trailer sharing, moving supplies, U-Box portable moving and storage containers in a temporary showroom.
Mendez said self-storage units will be available early next year, and U-Box storage containers may be used temporarily until the rooms are ready. Propane also will be offered at this location in the near future.
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