U-Haul expanding to North Zanesville


By Staff Report

America’s most popular moving truck rental company is expanding its footprint in Zanesville with a new location in the north end of the city.

U-Haul will offer both conventional and climate-controlled on-site storage options as well as numerous types of rental vehicles commonly used for moving, both locally and around the country.

According to Zanesville Community Development Director Matthew Schley, the company recently received approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals to build its newest site in Muskingum County.

The new location will be situated between Sam’s Club and Lowe’s along Northpointe Drive. The site was purchased for $1.25 million by the Amerco Real Estate Company, an entity that ‘provides real estate and development services to the U-Haul System.’

Schley said the location is planned to be open 7 days a week and will offer both truck rental and on-site storage options, including both traditional and climate controlled.

The site will be a ‘modern full-service U-Haul store’ which means it will also feature the ability to mail and ship packages for customers. It remains unclear if the location along Pine Street will remain after the store along Northpointe is fully operational. Company officials did not return a request for comment.

U-Haul did not receive any tax incentives for building on the site and construction has not yet begun, an official opening date has also not yet been made publically available.

The current U-Haul store is located at 618 Pine Street in Zanesville. The business sits on only .667 acres of land. Over the years, a number of U-Haul truck renters have crashed into the railroad bridge just north of the Y-Bridge, causing employees at the company to have to remind those renting not to take that particular route if headed north.