Plans to build a Mercedes Benz dealership at a former bus depot in Coquitlam will go out for comment this fall.
On Monday (July 26), city council gave first reading to zoning changes proposed by Multiland Pacific Holdings, which wants to construct a two-storey car dealership at the old Greyhound bus site by Ikea.
Council unanimously moved the bid forward to public hearing in September.
The application is calling for a new dealership with a service facility, repair bays and a car wash on the 3.87-acre site (100 Woolridge St.) at the corner of Tupper Avenue.
If approved, it would also have 104 parking stalls and four electric vehicle charging stations, as well as a new public plaza at the northeast corner of the property; the existing office building in the northwest corner is expected to stay.
And the new business is set to generate 135 jobs, according to a report from Andrew Merrill, Coquitlam’s director of development services.
He adds the city will yield about $306,600 in development cost charges if the application proceeds.
Earlier this year, council OK’d a development variance permit for the proposed project due to the higher flood construction levels.
The bus depot has been empty since Greyhound stopped operations across western Canada in October 2018.
The decision to shutter the business resulted in the loss of 42 jobs at the Coquitlam site.
For more information or if you wish to comment on the dealership’s application, you can visit the public hearing page on the city of Coquitlam’s website.