Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Boise

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1121 N Orchard St   Boise, ID 83706
(S Of Fairview Av, Across the road from Golden Star)

(208) 377-3040

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  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(208) 377-3040

1121 N Orchard St
Boise, ID 83706
(S Of Fairview Av, Across the road from Golden Star)

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Boise, ID at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Boise

Building History

The Faris & Kesl Construction Company of Boise, Idaho dates all the way back to the early 1900’s. The company was contracted in 1905 by the Twin Falls Investment Company to assist in the construction of the Milner Dam. The Milner Dam was a significantly transformative dam developed in the Twin Falls, Idaho region which helped to convert large regions of desert into an oasis. In March of 1905, the dam was completed, and the 262,000 acres of desert were transformed into land with rich agricultural potential. 

This dam was one of the rare examples where state-supervised private irrigation development was successfully undertaken and executed. The dam faced certain problems with leakage throughout its life, but overall performed very well and still provides over 500,000 acres of Idaho farmland with irrigation water. The dam required significant reconstruction when inspected in December of 1988, but the price to repair the dam required an agreement between the Idaho Power company to develop a 57.5-megawatt power plant downstream of the dam to help pay for its refurbishment. This mutually beneficial decision allows the dam to still receive significant use to this day. 

The Faris-Kesl Construction Company building was constructed in 1905 and acquired by U-Haul in 1978. Adaptive reuse building conversions allow U-Haul to promote infill development to meet citizens’ needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction. Adaptive reuse also allows resources to be focused on integrating environmentally thoughtful features into the existing building rather than creating waste in the form of demolition and using valuable resources for new construction. 

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1978, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive Reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site:

· 12 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented

· 1,135 tons of new concrete pours avoided

· 1,154 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Boise community:

· 39,813 kWh annual energy savings

· 527,940 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 12 tons (11 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 39,813 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,135 tons (1,030 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 527,940 lbs (239,472 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,154 lbs (1,047 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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