Update: December 5, 2016
Grating excavation for the new Toyota Dealership will begin sometime this week. Work will begin as soon as the grating excavation permit is issued.
Update: October 14, 2016
Groundbreaking for the new Toyota Dealership, 6040- 6060 N. Western Avenue, is scheduled to begin November 11, 2016. Structural work should begin in early February, 2017, and project completion is scheduled for January, 2018. We will keep you updated as the project gets underway.
Updated April 28, 2016
April of 2015, a Planned Development was established for a new Toyota Dealership at 6040- 6060 N. Western Ave. The Applicant proposed a multi-story building that fronted on north Western Ave., extended over the alleyway, and backed on north Artesian. A surface parking lot was proposed at the northeast corner of Glenlake and Artesian.
After several community meetings and a zoning hearing in City Hall, the Applicant obtained formal zoning approval for the project. Since that time, working with our office, a number of design changes have been made to the proposed dealership building plan. Namely, the proposed two-story alley overpass and the proposed two-story rear building that was to be located on the Artesian side of the property have been eliminated. The rear lot is now designed to function as a surface parking lot with full onsite landscaping, including permeable pavers to improve drainage.
The building and site remodel ultimately results in a 6,125 sq. ft. reduction in the total building square footage for the project. This amounts to a reduction to the project’s overall floor area ratio, from approximately 2.73 to 1.14. The building site coverage on the lot has also been reduced from about 90% to 66%. The redesign also allows the Applicant to increase the total number of off-street parking spaces from 166 parking spaces to 277 parking spaces.