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San Antonio Service Center

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  1. BerTX

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    BerTX, how are you seeing what's going on in the building? Every time I drive by, the gate is closed and the whole property is behind that steel fence. Do you park somewhere else and walk?

    I drove by late this afternoon and didn't see any signs of progress. The e-watch sign is still up in front of the building.
     
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    Once I was there as the museum folks were moving out and drove through the parking lot. The other times I have parked on the driveway next to the closed barracade.

    Searching the permit database is a mess. Part of the problem is that there are numerous ways to describe the street -- it can be I10 or I-10 or IH-10 and can have the W for west at the beginning or the end. I found the sign permit by searching Google for 23011 and Tesla, I think, but using the search engine for permits I could not find anything, including the sign permit. Found a number of old permits for the property, but nothing current and nothing for Tesla.
     
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    Wonder if it will be store, SvC, SpC or all three?

    It's bigger than a typical "showroom gallery" location, isn't it?
     
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    I think we've been expecting (hoping) that it would be all 3, similar to the North Houston location. When they were still working on the location near 1604 & 281, I spoke to a few Tesla people who described the San Antonio location as "Service Plus." This was before North Houston was built so the notion of a service center with multiple customer-accessible Superchargers wasn't really on most people's radar. This new location does appear to have plenty of space.

    Also, there's a bit of a gap between Columbus (or Flatonia, or San Marcos) and Junction. So for people who are just passing through along I-10, the San Antonio (Dominion) location is a good place for a Supercharger.
     
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    That's a pretty great split between Junction, TX and the new Flatonia, TX location.
    Junction, TX --97 miles-> San Antonio, TX --107miles->Flatonia, TX
     
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    I do think it would be a good location for a Supercharger. The one thing that is lacking for a Service/Gallery/Supercharger combo is parking space. There is a lovely covered pergola that would be a great place for the Supercharger. However, this location was originally a motorcycle dealership, so there is not as much parking area as one might expect.

    Some other Service Centers have off-site parking for vehicles awaiting delivery nearby, so they will probably have to do that here. There is really no room for expansion on the property except for the large unpaved lot next to the entrance for the subdivision next door, which I assume belongs to the subdivision. Maybe they could get a little of that space.
     
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    Went by to check progress today. No construction, but the gate was open and an ABC Pest Control truck was there.

    Probably contracted to work on AP2.:rolleyes:
     
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    Dunno it says civil plans for parking lot reconstruction so maybe!
     
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    It is still possible, of course! I suspect the "reconstruction" will be paving the sliver of grass to the north of the parking lot (top of the sat view below). Certainly there is room for a Supercharger there.

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    Are those solar panels on top?
     
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    Yes. The previous owner was very environmentally and technologically active.
     
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    I kept seeing articles that said this location was for SALES. Tesla shows it as a Service Center in everything I have read from them (which isn't much other than a marker in the center of SA).

    Turns out they DID get the zoning changed to sales AND service. Excerpt from the August 4, 2016 City Council minutes:

    AMENDING CHAPTER 35 OF THE CITY CODE THAT CONSTITUTES THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO BY CHANGING THE CLASSIFICATION AND REZONING OF CERTAIN PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN AS: 0.704 ACRES OUT OF NCB 18338 TO WIT: FROM "R-6 GC-1 MSAO-l MLOD" RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMIL Y HILL COUNTRY GATEWAY CORRIDOR MILITARY SOUND ATTENUATION OVERLAY MILITARY LIGHTING OVERLAY DISTRICT TO "C-2 CD GC-l MSAO-l MLOD" COMMERCIAL HILL COUNTRY GATEWAY CORRIDOR MILITARY SOUND ATTENUATION MILITARY LIGHTING OVERLAY DISTRICT WITH A CONDITIONAL USE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE SALES (FULL SERVICE).

    Not sure what "conditional use" means.
     
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    maybe they're hoping to persuade the texas politicians this biennium and get them to follow a free market instead of the nagging pull of lobbying dollars.
     
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    An electrical permit has been issued for the Service Center. I was hoping there would be a Supercharger mentioned, but it is just for the remodel.

    City of San Antonio - Permit Detail
     
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    ... and we have construction!

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    Off to the far right they have removed the fencing that was a storage area and it looks like they are leveling it out for paving. Future Supercharger?

    They also have removed some of the windows and put up plywood. Too soon to tell if these will be access doors for vehicles (likely) or just blocked off.
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    They have removed some windows from the side and are bringing in drywall. Likely this will be another garage door for bringing cars into the showroom (assuming there will be sales here).
     
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    A few more shots. I had not noticed until my wife pointed it out -- they have removed the awning/shade from the front of the building.
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    Sorry the photos are not great. There was road construction and lots of traffic, with no place to stop.
     
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