From the Tennessean newspaper
BRENTWOOD — Luxury electric car company Tesla Motors is making a first run into the Nashville market when a site plan for a dealership comes before the Brentwood Planning Commission on Monday.
In documents filed with the city, Tesla, based in Palo Alto, Calif., is asking to renovate the now-vacant Five Star Motorcars building at 1641 Westgate Circle in Westgate Commons, just north of Moores Lane and near the Interstate 65 interchange.
The 2-acre lot includes the 12,370-square-foot current structure. Renovations for the new dealership and service center will include the removal of two windows, a replacement of an overhead door and additional landscaping.
The all-electric Tesla vehicles don’t create emissions and use lithium-ion batteries for power. There will be no need for fuel tanks or used motor oil to store on site.
If approved, this will be the first Tesla dealership in Tennessee. The closest existing dealership is in Marietta, Ga.
Since the site will be a conversion from one auto dealership to another, the item will appear on the planning commission’s consent agenda and won’t have a separate discussion unless otherwise requested.
Porsche and Audi dealers recently opened on the other side of I-65 from Westgate Commons.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Brentwood Muncipal Center, 5211 Maryland Way.
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