U-Haul Repurposing an Old Office Building in Framingham


FRAMINGHAM, MA— U-Haul will soon offer a contemporary self-storage and retail facility at 15 Pleasant St. Connector thanks to the recent acquisition of the former MetroWest Place office building in Framingham, MA.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Framingham-Southborough will soon be operating out of a temporary showroom and offering truck and trailer sharing and moving supplies.

“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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