U-Haul finds new purpose for former Harley-Davidson site in Wauwatosa

Freeman Staff

May 20, 2015

U-Haul reuses former Harley-Davidson facility at 11700 West Capitol Drive to bring service to Wauwatosa.

WAUWATOSA — U-Haul is bringing new life to a former 394,840-square-foot Harley-Davidson powertrain-assembly line facility at 11700 West Capitol Drive by turning it into a moving and storage center.

According to the announcement, General Manager Kenneth Heitman is proud to be reusing this historical site and in bringing the first U‑Haul location into Wauwatosa named U-Haul Moving and Storage of Wauwatosa. The facility offers truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies and hitches.

“Having a U-Haul center in this community will allow greater access to moving and storage services closer to customers’ homes,” Heitman said in a statement. “It brings a large company into the community while shrinking its carbon footprint.”

This brick masonry and steel building was built in 1943, with additions to the original building made throughout its years of operation. This facility sits on 21.66 acres of land and includes a 31,980-square-foot basement. Future plans for this facility include the addition of U‑Box moving and self‑storage containers.