Adaptive Reuse in Lubbock, TX at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lubbock

Building History

The Safeway chain was originally named Skaggs Cash Stores due to their unusual practice of cash only purchases. Customers operated on a "cash-and-carry" basis and were not able to use a credit card for payment. This debt free store was the "safe way" to shop because early americam families couldn't go into debt for groceries. Their slogan mirrored these principles, "Drive the Safeway; buy the Safeway" It was in 1915 when Marion Skaggs purchased his father's 576-square-foot grocery store in Idaho for $1,089. Not to long after, Skaggs enlisted the help of his five brothers to grow the network of stores and by 1926, the chain had opened 428 Skaggs stores in 10 states. Eventually Skaggs merged his company with another grocery chain and was reincorporated as Safeway, Inc. Safeway was eventually acquired by Albertsons in January 2015 and is now headquartered in Alameda County, California. The Lubbock Safeway building was built in 1959 and U-Haul acquired the building in 1977. 

Impacto ambiental

Serving U-Haul customers since 1977, 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:

  • 82 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 1,330 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 1,437 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 Lubbock community:

  • 35,968 kWh annual energy savings
  • 885,170 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Uso de acero

    Producción de acero 82 tons (74 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Uso de energía

    Energía 35,968 kWh ahorros de energía anual

  • Uso de concreto

    Concreto 1,330 tons (1,207 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • Emisiones de CO2

    Emisiones 885,170 lbs (401,510 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Escombros del vertedero

    Escombros del vertedero 1,437 lbs (1,304 kgs) of construction debris prevented