Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul at Broad & Central

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1428 W Broad St   Columbus, OH 43222
(@ Central Av)

(614) 478-6612

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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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(614) 478-6612

1428 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43222
(@ Central Av)

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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 Columbus, OH at U-Haul at Broad & Central

Building History

If you take a short trip down any road, you are more than likely going to pass a Shell fuel and service station. Shell Stations have been bringing quality gas and customer service to communities since 1912. Shell is now viewed as one of the largest and most prolific oil and gas companies in the world. They merged with Texaco in 1997, which only accelerated their growth and reputation as the industry leader. The industry giant had humble beginnings going back to 1833 when a shopkeeper named Marcus Samuel decided to sell his antique business to pursue importing and exporting seashells, which were in high fashion at the time. His export and import business would soon expand from seashells to machinery, textiles, tools, rice, silk, sugar, wheat, flour and eventually oil when the first petrol powered internal combustion engines arrived in 1886. With the industrial revolution, the world would never be the same and communities would become reliant on gasoline to thrive. Shell built gas stations cross continentally to serve those communities. U-Haul couldn't let such an iconic building from 1935 fall into ruin, so they acquired the property in 1977.

Environmental Impact

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: 

  • 50 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 239 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 292 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 Columbus community: 

  • 6,920 kWh annual energy savings 
  • 300,509 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 50 tons (45 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 6,920 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 239 tons (217 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 300,509 lbs (136,310 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 292 lbs (265 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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