Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Tropicana Field

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975 2nd Ave S   Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 821-0006

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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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(727) 821-0006

975 2nd Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

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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 Saint Petersburg, FL at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Tropicana Field

Building History

James Earl “Doc” Webb was the founder of Webb City, a unique shopping complex that encompassed nearly ten city blocks, with seventy-two individual stores and parking for 3,000 automobiles.  Doc Webb had traveled from Tennessee to Florida in 1925, with goals to open his own business and make a fortune as a self-taught pharmacist. He started with a small 17 by 28-foot store that would soon grow to be “Webb’s City: The World’s Most Unusual Drug Store”.  

During the building movement of the 1950's, Doc was prompted to create a furniture store to assist Americans with convenient and affordable furnishings for their living spaces. Webb’s Furniture City was planned as a seven-story building that would house furniture and carpet sales. The 1.5-million-dollar store opened only twelve days behind schedule, on June 27, 1958. The store was pink and boasted one of the city's most bold and beautiful neon display signs.  

U-Haul eventually acquired the property in 1979. 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 1979, 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:

  • 115 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented
  • 6,378 tons of new concrete pours avoided
  • 6,506 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented

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

  • 44,914 kWh annual energy savings
  • 3,063,434 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 115 tons (104 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 44,914 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 6,378 tons (5,788 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 3,063,434 lbs (1,389,565 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 6,506 lbs (5,904 kgs) of construction debris prevented

Additional Services at this Location

  • Moving Trucks

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  • Trailers & Towing

    Our cargo and utility trailers start at $14.95!

  • Self-Storage

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  • U-Box® Containers

    We ship across town or accross the world!

  • Moving Supplies

    We sell hundreds of products to make moving easier!

  • Trailer Hitches

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  • Propane

    Propane service delivered straight to your door!

  • Trucks for Sale

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  • History

    We have an adaptive reuse program to better the environment!

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