ITHACA, N.Y.—The nature of motor vehicle dealerships demands a relatively common sum of renovation. As models search for to redefine their picture every many yrs, branded dealers are anticipated to keep tempo with the most up-to-date aesthetics, technological innovation and activities.
But past the new furnishings and tech installations, dealerships entrepreneurs are no cost to renovate and rebuild as they pick. Neighborhood dealership mogul Phil Maguire, President of the Maguire Loved ones of Dealerships, is specifically energetic in that regard.
In the previous quite a few several years, Maguire has created a new Nissan dealership in the village of Lansing, done a intestine renovation of their For-Lincoln dealership on South Meadow Street, and renovated and expanded their Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership further more down the highway.
This is in addition to his acquire of Honda of Ithaca, his Syracuse plans, or his unsuccessful proposals for dealership campuses in the town of Ithaca in the mid 2010s, and a couple of several years afterwards at Carpenter Park, which he marketed for a hefty gain.
Now comes the latest established of strategies – a renovation of the Maguire Hyundai-Subaru dealership at 320 Elmira Street.
Internet site System Evaluate files filed with the Town of Ithaca Planning Division previously this month inform of options for a $1.5 million renovation proposed for the dealership, which Maguire acquired for $1.75 million in April 2020. The 2.53-acre website at present incorporates the two vehicle dealership showrooms, adjacent personnel business and administrative features, support reception, assistance garage, elements storage, and a storage mezzanine within an 18,444 square-foot making footprint.
The proposal is largely landscaping and interior do the job. The general dimensions of the setting up would keep the identical. On the outside the house, the gravel regions would be paved, the parking parts general would be refinished and restriped, new plantings, lighting, concrete aprons, curbing, flood handle channel mitigations, trash enclosure and a new elevated automobile display screen experiencing Elmira Highway.
Meanwhile, on the inside, the support garage slab would be replaced, the windows and showroom glass would be changed, new exterior and overhang doors would be mounted, epoxy flooring, mechanical mezzanine, support staff break area, inside & exterior portray, tile/floor/ceiling finishes, exterior prefabricated entry cover, and partial peak masonry partition partitions. New utilities contain new exhaust admirers, plumbing, EV charger stations, interior lighting, and new mini-splits and ducts for HVAC. No new occupiable sq. footage like the Ford/Lincoln program, but a quite complete inner rebuild irrespective.
All of this do the job is becoming made to company specs by John Snyder Architects of Ithaca, who have taken the lead on a quantity of Maguire’s projects in the latest yrs. Saratoga Associates is giving landscaping and engineering do the job.
It’s renovating an current house, the venture seems to mostly if not entirely comply with zoning at a look, and Southwest Ithaca is 1 of the areas of the city that the Setting up Board is fewer delicate about offered its part as the city’s chain retail strip and “Automobile Row.” In other terms, there are no original warning flags solid with this software.
The application appears to be to undertaking a quite easy testimonials procedure. The tentative start for the Hyundai-Subaru dealership renovation job is this June, with completion in March 2023.