Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kankakee

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1200 N Kennedy Dr   Kankakee, IL 60901

(815) 401-1301

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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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(815) 401-1301

1200 N Kennedy Dr
Kankakee, IL 60901

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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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Adaptive Reuse in Kankakee, IL at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Kankakee

Building History

In 1960, Ernie Strack and Nick Van Till opened Strack & Van Til in Highland, Indiana. Eventually, the grocery store became a leading chain in the Chicago metro area. In 2012, Strack & Van Til purchased seven stores from WiseWay Supermarkets, which started in Gary, Indiana in 1940 and operated about 8 stores under the names WiseWay and PayLow. The PayLow stores were rebranded as Ultra Foods, which was supplied by Central Grocer's Cooperative. In March 2017, Strack & Van Til announced the closure of some Ultra Foods and Strack & Van Til stores. The parent company Central Grocer's shortly after announced the closure of nine Ultra Foods located in Illinois. After a century of business, Central Grocers went bankrupt. The Ultra Foods on Kennedy Drive unfortunately did not make enough profit for the store to survive.    

The Ultra Foods building was constructed in 1991. U-Haul acquired the building in 2019. 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 2019, 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: 

  • 104 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 4,898 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 5,097 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 Kankakee community: 

  • 2,397,627 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 104 tons (94 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 0 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 4,898 tons (4,445 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 2,397,627 lbs (1,087,556 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 5,097 lbs (4,625 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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