Tesla signs up on Atlantic Boulevard sales, delivery and service center

The electric vehicle maker is building at Abess and Atlantic boulevards in East Arlington.

The Tesla sign is up at Atlantic and Abess boulevards in East Arlington.
The Tesla sign is up at Atlantic and Abess boulevards in East Arlington.
Photo by Karen Brune Mathis
  • Columnists
  • Mathis Report
  • Share

The Tesla sign is up in the Atlantic North shopping center in East Arlington.

B&S Signs Inc. of St. Augustine is the contractor putting up Tesla, logo and service signs at 11650 Abess Blvd. at a cost $13,237,

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. plans a sales, delivery and service center at the site at Atlantic Boulevard and Abess Boulevard. 

The city issued the sign permits in January and March, after approving site-clearing and building permits in June and July totaling $9.3 million.

The city issued a permit July 14 for Vision General Contractors of GA LLC to build the 45,505-square-foot center at a cost of $6.3 million. A June 3 permit approved a $3 million project for grading and site work.

The 6.32-acre site is near Cinemark Jacksonville Atlantic North at northwest Atlantic and Kernan boulevards.

Tesla is building to the east of the Abess Boulevard connection with Atlantic Boulevard. Plans show a traffic signal will be installed at the site.

Tesla has a sales showroom at St. Johns Town Center.
Photo by Karen Brune Mathis

Game Creek Holdings is the Tesla center developer. Chapman Design Architecture of Des Plaines, Illinois, near Chicago, is the architect. Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. is the civil engineer.

NLA/GCH Jacksonville LLC, affiliated with Game Creek Holdings, previously filed construction plans with the city 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 application. 

The city 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. 

Austin, Texas-based Tesla now operates a showroom at St. Johns Town Center and a service center at 7818 Philips Highway.

CNBC.com has reported that Tesla is closing some of its showrooms in high-end shopping malls, according to a report from the Electrek.co site, which reports on the transition to electric transport. 



Special Offer: $5 for 2 Months!

Your free article limit has been reached this month.
Subscribe now for unlimited digital access to our award-winning business news.