Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Downtown Campus

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602 W Washington Ave   Madison, WI 53703
(W Of The Capitol)

(608) 256-3743

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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

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(608) 256-3743

602 W Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
(W Of The Capitol)

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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
  • Boat storage
  • RV storage
  • Vehicle storage
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Adaptive Reuse in Madison, WI at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Downtown Campus

Building History

Arguably one of the most important events in early-American history, the growth of the railroad changed the landscape of America forever. Railroads brought about changes in social, mechanical, and political fields of thought. Originally, the Illinois Central Freight House in Madison, Wisconsin was used to store merchandise and supplies from the trains that passed through en-route to Chicago. The supplies were unloaded and then picked up by local merchants to distribute to numerous warehouses nearby. Following the demolition of the Madison Passenger Depot in the 1940’s, Illinois Central Railroad moved passenger operations to the freight house where it remained until the early 1970’s when the building was closed. For a very brief time the freight house was home to Jimmy Carter’s presidential headquarters in Wisconsin during the mid-1970’s. The building remained empty until it was returned to its prior glory by U-Haul in 1986. 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 1986, 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:

  • 1,423 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 1,459 tons construction and demolition debris avoided

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

  • 607,484 lbs greenhouse gas emissions avoided
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 0 tons (0 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,423 tons (1,291 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 607,484 lbs (275,553 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,459 lbs (1,324 kgs) of construction debris prevented

Additional Services at this Location

  • Moving Trucks

    We have the largest selection of new trucks!

  • Trailers & Towing

    Our cargo and utility trailers start at $14.95!

  • Self-Storage

    We have the most coverage in North America!

  • U-Box® Containers

    We ship across town or accross the world!

  • Moving Supplies

    We sell hundreds of products to make moving easier!

  • Trailer Hitches

    U-Haul is North America's #1 hitch installer!

  • Propane

    Propane service delivered straight to your door!

  • Trucks for Sale

    We have the largest selection in the industry!

  • History

    We have an adaptive reuse program to better the environment!

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