The Tesla Inc. Service Center in East Arlington has been approved for construction, and the overall cost of the job, including site clearing and the acquisition of building permits, is 9.3 million dollars. Tesla Inc., a manufacturer of electric vehicles, intends to establish a sales, delivery, and service center in the Atlantic North region in Jacksonville.
On July 14, the city council approved Vision General Contractors of GA LLC’s application for a building permit to construct a center at 11650 Abess Boulevard with a total floor area of 45,505 square feet at the cost of $6.3 million. A permit issued on June 3 gave the green light to a grading and site work project worth $3 million.
The property is located next to Cinemark Jacksonville Atlantic North, which is at the intersection of northwest Atlantic Boulevard and Kernan Boulevard. To the east of a junction between Abess Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard, Tesla will construct a new facility. According to the plans, a traffic signal will be put in place at the location.
The property is owned by Game Creek Holdings. The architect is Chapman Design Architecture, and they are located in Des Plaines, Illinois, which is close to Chicago. The civil engineer for this project is Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.
Prior to the 14th of January, NLA/GCH Jacksonville LLC, which is affiliated with Game Creek Holdings, submitted construction plans to the city for what was known as EV Sales Atlantic North. The limited liability corporation has its headquarters in Denver, and it has ties to Game Creek Holdings, a real estate development and investment firm that is responsible for the construction of Tesla sales and service centers.
In the application that was submitted on January 14, the names of Game Creek Holdings Principal Jonathan Power and Director of Development Jake Klopp were included. The property owner Sleiman Enterprises, based in Jacksonville, intended to designate 6.32 acres of land for an electric vehicle sales showroom and service bays, and industry sources suspected that the land would be used by Tesla Inc.
The project is scheduled to take place on this land. The city decided to charge a mobility fee of 262,399 dollars as a means of reducing the negative impact on traffic. According to the plans, there will be a retail showroom and lounge, as well as fifteen service bays, ten wall-charger spots, and two Supercharger slots.
Only Tesla vehicles are able to use the Supercharger network in the United States. Austin-based St. Johns Town Center was home to Tesla’s showroom, and 7818 Philips Highway was the location of the company’s service center.
According to a report on the transition to electric transportation published on the website Electrek. Co, CNBC.com announced on July 28 that Tesla would be closing some of its showrooms that are located in upscale shopping malls.
According to Electrek.co, Tesla has more than 170 galleries and showrooms throughout the United States. On August 4, 2020, the website claimed that Tesla was working on a large expansion of its retail and sales presence, including expansions in new markets. This was included in the article.
Michael McNaughton, the Chief Operating Officer of Sleiman Enterprises, has refrained from making any comments regarding the project.