Tesla is in the planning stages to open a new sales and service center in Redwood City, just several miles from the company’s Palo Alto headquarters.
The Daily Journal has obtained plans that the EV company submitted for the 23,000-square-foot retail space, which is located at the intersection of Whipple Avenue and Veterans Boulevard west of Highway 101.
The lot will house a repair garage, warehouse and sales office. This location will put in an area that is flush with auto dealers. The Tesla location will place the company directly next to Land Rover, and in close proximity to auto dealers Lexus, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen, INFINITI, Subaru, Chevrolet, Nissan and the Boardwalk Auto Mall.
The address of the planned space is 515 Veterans Blvd., which currently is home to a Chef Peking Chinese restaurant and a Crunch Fitness gym. It is unclear if the three businesses will share the space or if the restaurant and gym will move as a result of this massive change to the retail space.
Project plans obtained by the news outlet show that the garage is expected to occupy 15,000 square feet while the sales office will be just under 4,000 square feet. The location is also slated to feature a 57-spot parking lot with at least one Supercharger.
Redwood City Assistant City Manager Aaron Aknin told the outlet that the plans have been “deemed incomplete while the developer includes additional details in plan drawings.” Questions such as if the station would be publicly accessible are slated to go before the planning commission after Tesla completes its application for the space.
City spokeswoman Meghan Horrigan also told the outlet that another part of the process is the consideration of a zoning amendment to allow car sales and service at the same location.
Emails to the property management team and Tesla were not returned by the time of the original article’s publication.
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