Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Carbondale

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415 N Illinois Ave   Carbondale, IL 62901
(Off 51 N)

(618) 529-2771

Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 12/24/2021: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 12/25/2021: Closed

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(618) 529-2771

415 N Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901
(Off 51 N)

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Location Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 12/24/2021: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 12/25/2021: Closed
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Carbondale, IL at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Carbondale

Building History

The building at 415 N. Illinois Avenue was built in 1920 and was previously home to the Hunter Motors Company. Hunter Motors was known as the go-to local dealership for Rambler's and Renaults in Carbondale, Illinois. The Rambler was a compact car, comfortable for families, that was manufactured by the American Motors Corportation (AMC) between 1958 and 1969. Renault was a French automobile manufacturer.  The Renault Dauphine and the Caravelle roadster were popular mid-century models in the United States. 

A Hunter Motor Company ad from 1960 stated " Our friendly...courteous...salesmen...to help you pick the Rambler to fit your needs". 

U-Haul acquired the former Hunter Motors Co. building 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: 

  • 164 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 929 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 1,107 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 Carbondale community: 

  • 10,347 kWh annual energy savings 
  • 1,037,893 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 164 tons (149 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 10,347 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 929 tons (843 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 1,037,893 lbs (470,785 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,107 lbs (1,005 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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