A permit application to the city confirms that electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. plans a sales, delivery and service center in Atlantic North in Jacksonville.
The proposed $6.3 million “Tesla Service Center” is described as a 45,505-square-foot building at 11585 Atlantic Blvd..
The site is near Cinemark Jacksonville Atlantic North at northwest Kernan and Atlantic boulevards.
Game Creek Holdings is listed as the owner. Chapman Design Architecture of Des Plaines, Illinois, near Chicago, is the architect.
NLA/GCH Jacksonville LLC, affiliated with Game Creek Holdings, previously filed construction plans with the city Jan. 14 for what was identified as EV Sales Atlantic North.
The LLC is based in Denver and associated with Game Creek Holdings, a real estate development and investment company that has developed Tesla sales and service centers.
Game Creek Holdings Principal Jonathan Power and Director of Development Jake Klopp are identified in the Jan. 14 application. Power said Jan. 17 he had no comment.
The project is planned on 6.32 acres, where landowner Sleiman Enterprises wanted to designate land for an electric vehicle sales showroom and service bays that industry sources suspected was Tesla Inc.
Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. is the civil engineer.
The city issued mobility fee calculation and concurrency reservation certificates for a 45,477-square-foot EV sales showroom at the address.
It calculated a mobility fee of $262,399 to mitigate the traffic impact.
Plans show a retail showroom and lounge, 15 service bays, 10 wall-charger spaces and two Supercharger spaces. In the U.S., only Teslas can use Superchargers.
Austin-based Tesla operates a showroom at St. Johns Town Center and a service center at 7818 Philips Highway.
CNBC.com reported July 28 that Tesla is closing some of its showrooms in high-end shopping malls, according to a report from the Electrek.co site that reports on the transition to electric transport.
Electrek.co said Tesla operates more than 170 galleries and showrooms across the U.S.
The site reported Aug. 4, 2020, that Tesla was working on a significant expansion of its retail and sales presence, including expansions in new markets.
Sleiman COO Michael McNaughton said Dec. 21 he had no comment on behalf of Sleiman Enterprises. Tesla and St. Johns Town Center’s manager have not responded to emails or a call.