A former National Tire and Battery (NTB) in the West End could be turned into a used car dealership if the repair workshop next can get approval.
Koons of Alexandria applied for a special use permit to establish a used car dealership in the former NTB building at 5800 Edsall Road, just off S. Van Dorn Street.
Koons of Alexandria also operates the repair center and car rental agency next door, which will remain there under the new proposal.
The application stated that the project would be accompanied by extensive interior and exterior renovations to the NTB building. The dealership would have around 50-100 cars at any one time, with some light repairs going on inside the building.
“With this proposal, the applicant proposes interior and exterior renovations to the existing building to improve the appearance of the building, as shown in the attached plans,” the application states. “A total of 359 parking spaces are located on the property and at the nearby site at 5800 Edsall Road and are shared between the two buildings. The parking provided is more than enough to meet the needs of both buildings.
The NTB building was constructed in 1995 and remained primarily a tire sales facility until December 2020 when NTB moved elsewhere in the West End. In 2017, there were plans to turn it into a Land Rover/Jaguar dealership, but these ultimately fell through.
The project must be reviewed on November 1 Planning commission meeting.
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