Tesla Eyes Site Near Palo Alto For New Sales/Service Center
Tesla has reportedly submitted initial plans to build a 23,000-square-foot sales and service center conveniently located between Palo Alto and San Mateo, California.
The service center would occupy a lot at the intersection of Veterans Blvd. and Whipple Avenue in Redwood City, California, with easy access to Highway 101. This would be ideally placed near other traditional automotive dealerships in the area.
The specific plans call for a 4,000-square-foot sales office, a 15,000-square-foot repair garage, and a warehouse. The site is will also include 57 parking spots and at least one Supercharger.
There are currently minimal details about the specifics, and Tesla did not return a request for comment. It’s not known if the Supercharger(s) would be public, or only for use by those visiting the center.
Assistant Mayor Aaron Aknin assured that the necessary questions will be addressed when the time comes. At this point, he explained that the plans are somewhat incomplete, and the developer is working on detailed drawings. The finished plans, along with the official application, will go before the local planning commision in the next few months. Additionally, according to city spokeswoman, Meghan Horrigan, a special zoning amendment will need to be issued to allow auto sales and service at the same site.
The preliminary information didn’t make it clear as to whether or not Crunch Fitness and/or Chef Peking will be displaced. The publication was unable to reach the property owner, Colliers International, to secure details on the current lease. However, Mayor Aknin said that Crunch Fitness intends to stay in Redwood City despite potential site changes.
Source: The San Mateo Daily Journal