The renovation at 515 Veterans Blvd. will be discussed by the Planning Commission May 15, and entails mostly interior upgrades to the vacant building that once housed a Crunch Fitness gym and Chef Peking Chinese restaurant. Tesla would be the latest of many auto dealers to set up shop in the area west of Highway 101.
The 23,087-square-foot, one-story building would remain the same size and height, and encompass a 4,941-square-foot sales and showroom and a 15,257-square-foot service area along with warehousing and office space. The site would contain a total of 101 parking spaces, including five bike and three motorcycle spots, and remain accessible via the one-way entrance and exit on Convention Way. There are no plans for a supercharger station though, according to the Tesla website, there are two in San Mateo and one planned for San Carlos.
Tesla is requesting a zoning amendment to allow automobile sales and service, which has been granted to neighboring sites and is consistent with the general plan, according to a staff report.
The Planning Commission will meet 7 p.m. May 15 at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.
So Tesla got approval from the planning commission for a service center and showroom but then decided against the facility including as showroom, the city insisted that a showroom be part of the facility, and Tesla decided to not proceed with the project at all?Tesla pulls the plug on Redwood City showroom and repair shop - Palo Alto Daily Post
Tesla had already received the planning commission’s go-ahead on the project — to convert the 23,000-square-foot gym to a repair shop and sales center... However, after the May 15 commission meeting, Tesla decided against having a sales center...
City officials told Tesla they wanted a sales center to be part of the application, and so Tesla withdrew its plans...