Friday afternoon IONIC signed the agreement to proceed with the construction documents for the new Virginia Beach Autoplex on Virginia Beach Blvd. This has been a lengthy process for the owner to finalize the agreement of sale for the land with the VB Economic Development. Our team put together a couple of proposals for our client to present to the city on various available parcels. However this location was the one that hits the target. The project very much requires a team effort to get us to this point, between the city, the realtor from SL Nusbaum, the owner and of course us as the architect.
Now that we have all agreed and paperwork has been signed, we are very excited to move forward on the project. We should see some action pretty quick as the civil engineer, Basgier & Associates will probably present the first site plan to the city in three weeks. We will have our completed construction done within 4 to 5 weeks for permit review.
The project consists of a 2,500 square foot showroom and office facility utilizing a tower feature on the corner to highlight vehicles and call the attention to the new customers. Formerly known as Lynnhaven Motors, John Gabriel plans to utilize the new name and brand of Virginia Beach Autoplex emphasizing the ability to be the unique one stop shopping for his customers. John hopes to make the new facility a destination for those searching for a quality used car. The site will also be designed to handle a repair shop on the back of the property in the future.
Keep watching for updates as we move forward with designing the building in BIM and share the new renderings and finalization of the design.
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