ITHACA, N.Y.—The mother nature of motor vehicle dealerships demands a reasonably regular quantity of renovation. As models look for to redefine their graphic each a number of years, branded dealers are expected to maintain pace with the latest aesthetics, technological innovation and experiences.
But outside of the new furnishings and tech installations, dealerships entrepreneurs are free to renovate and rebuild as they pick. Local dealership mogul Phil Maguire, President of the Maguire Family members of Dealerships, is specially energetic in that regard.
In the previous various decades, Maguire has designed a new Nissan dealership in the village of Lansing, performed a gut renovation of their For-Lincoln dealership on South Meadow Street, and renovated and expanded their Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership even more down the street.
This is in addition to his acquire of Honda of Ithaca, his Syracuse designs, or his unsuccessful proposals for dealership campuses in the town of Ithaca in the mid 2010s, and a several many years afterwards at Carpenter Park, which he sold for a hefty profit.
Now comes the most recent set of options – a renovation of the Maguire Hyundai-Subaru dealership at 320 Elmira Road.
Internet site Program Overview paperwork submitted with the Metropolis of Ithaca Arranging Division earlier this thirty day period notify of programs for a $1.5 million renovation proposed for the dealership, which Maguire acquired for $1.75 million in April 2020. The 2.53-acre web page at the moment involves the two auto dealership showrooms, adjacent worker place of work and administrative features, company reception, services garage, areas storage, and a storage mezzanine in an 18,444 sq.-foot setting up footprint.
The proposal is largely landscaping and interior get the job done. The standard proportions of the setting up would remain the same. On the outdoors, the gravel locations would be paved, the parking regions total would be refinished and restriped, new plantings, lighting, concrete aprons, curbing, flood handle channel mitigations, trash enclosure and a new raised car or truck screen going through Elmira Street.
Meanwhile, on the within, the service garage slab would be changed, the windows and showroom glass would be changed, new exterior and overhang doorways would be set up, epoxy flooring, mechanical mezzanine, services worker break location, inside & exterior painting, tile/flooring/ceiling finishes, exterior prefabricated entry canopy, and partial height masonry partition partitions. New utilities include things like new exhaust enthusiasts, plumbing, EV charger stations, interior lighting, and new mini-splits and ducts for HVAC. No new occupiable sq. footage like the Ford/Lincoln plan, but a extremely extensive inner rebuild regardless.
All of this function is staying developed to corporate specs by John Snyder Architects of Ithaca, who have taken the guide on a variety of Maguire’s assignments in current many years. Saratoga Associates is furnishing landscaping and engineering do the job.
It is renovating an present assets, the challenge seems to mainly if not fully comply with zoning at a glance, and Southwest Ithaca is one of the components of the metropolis that the Setting up Board is significantly less delicate about offered its function as the city’s chain retail strip and “Automobile Row.” In other terms, there are no first warning flags solid with this application.
The software appears to be to undertaking a relatively sleek assessments process. The tentative get started for the Hyundai-Subaru dealership renovation undertaking is this June, with completion in March 2023.