A 1928-built Pennsylvania Railroad Warehouse that has been called the, “last major surviving monument to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s great transportation empire,” is being restored in South Philly. Earlier this year, U-Haul purchased the 330,000 sq. ft. building at 8 E. Oregon Ave. for an adaptive reuse project “to help Philadelphia reduce its inventory of unused buildings and fulfill U-Haul’s Corporate Sustainability Initiatives.”
In April, U-Haul officially reopened the warehouse as the Riverview Store, providing a range of products from truck and trailer rentals to towing equipment, moving supplies, and U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers. That’s the first step in a renovation process that will eventually include more than 1,000 indoor self-storage units, both climate-controlled and nonclimate-controlled.