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Tesla Looking to Open Service Center Near California Headquarters

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Aug. 14, 2017—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, according to Teslarati.

In May, Tesla revealed plans to add 100 retail, delivery and service locations by the end of 2017, which would have represented a 30 percent increase in facilities.

The Daily Journal has obtained plans that the EV company submitted for the 23,000-square-foot retail space.

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.

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.

 

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