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New Car Dealership Could Come to Golden Valley

At a meeting this week, the Golden Valley Planning Commission recommended plans for a Motorwerks Mini Cooper dealership.

A request to amend the planned unit development (PUD) permit on the site at 701 Louisiana Avenue South in Golden Valley received a unanimous planning commission recommendation at the Jan. 14 meeting.

The proposal suggests the removal of the former Oldsmobile sales building, which would be replaced with a Motorwerks Mini Cooper retail car dealership building, according to documents provided to the planning commission.

Details of the preliminary PUD plan amendment and proposal for the site includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The applicant and owner of the property are seeking to amend a PUD permit for “the construction of a new, larger auto dealer on the site of the former Oldsmobile building.”
  • Four existing lots on the property would be consolidated into three lots.
  • The former 2,800 square-foot Oldsmobile sales building would be demolished/removed and replaced with a 29,500 Motorwerks Mini Cooper retail car dealership building. 
  • Mini Cooper vehicles would be sold and served at the Golden Valley location.

During the meeting that lasted more than an hour, the Golden Valley Planning Commission discussed building size, adjoining lots, parking, additional considerations for pedestrian access as well as landscaping before recommending approval.

In order for the project to move forward, it requires review and approval from the Golden Valley City Council. It is anticipated the council will consider the request at their Feb. 5, 2013 meeting.

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