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Possible new Tigard, OR Service Center and Sales Room

I've come across some exciting news!

Tesla is attempting to open a new giant service center in the old Toy's R Us building that is across 217 from Washington Square. They seem to be running into some problems as the service center doesn't seemed to be zoned correctly for that spot and they need to build a separate sales building on the same location to get the Service center permit approved.

The Portland service center has been overflowing for years now, the Toys R' Us building is at least 3x the volume, and a lot closer to mine and I'd guess a large majority of Oregon Tesla owners homes.
 

The Benderson Development Company, owner of the former Toys “R” Us site just south of the Holman property, is also poised to bring in a new Tesla dealership on that property. Planning consultant John Southgate of Cascadia Partners spoke on Benderson’s behalf at the June 1 meeting and said that even before inking a lease agreement with Tesla, the company talked with several other potential automotive clients.
 
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Sounds like the lease agreement has already been signed. I wonder what Tesla will do with their Washington Square Mall showroom.

"The Benderson Development Company, owner of the former Toys “R” Us site just south of the Holman property, is also poised to bring in a new Tesla dealership on that property. Planning consultant John Southgate of Cascadia Partners spoke on Benderson’s behalf at the June 1 meeting and said that even before inking a lease agreement with Tesla, the company talked with several other potential automotive clients."
 
I'm told the Washington Square showroom stays. But I'm not sure those at the showroom really know one way or the other.

I happened to drive by the Toy's R Us store yesterday (avoiding a train blocking Scholl's Ferry Road). There was activity in the Toys R Us space but I didn't see anything that said Tesla.
 

erikjohns

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Any updates on the one proposed for Vancouver? Haven’t seen or heard anything on it since the original article the Columbian posted about it.
Looking at Clark County GIS... new storm water permit applied for just last week. Drake Auto Dealer and Service Center is the name of the entity, based out of Colorado - which matches what the original Columbian article said. The project is listed as under review on the City of Vancouver site. Drake Auto Dealer and Service Center | City of Vancouver, Washington, USA

There are some Demolition permits applied for in the last month as well.
 
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Drove by the 10065 SW Cascade Ave., Tigard, OR work site (former Toys R US). Significant activity inside and outside the building. There were 3-4 City of Tigard Permits on the glass near the front door, all indicating that the project is for Tesla. Here's one of them.


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