Tesla proposes 60,000 square foot Sales, Service and Delivery Center for Port Coquitlam, BC

Tesla already has four locations around Greater Vancouver, but if their latest proposal is approved, that will soon become five with the addition of a 60,000 square foot Sales, Service, and Delivery Center in Port Coquitlam.

The proposed development would be located on a newly created lot at 1032 Nicola Avenue, in between Costco and Canadian Tire just off Lougheed Highway. According to the proposal, which will be presented to council at a meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Tesla Port Coquitlam will become the automaker’s “terminal destination for vehicles shipped to Canada via the US and Shanghai,” with 75% or more of the cars that arrive in Canada going through this location. (via TriCity News)

That is a lot of vehicles, and as such the development proposal includes approximately 650 parking spaces. The facility will also service as a parts storage and distribution center for the region.

Once up and running the new Sales, Service and Delivery Center will deliver approximately 40 new cars each day, and service around 50 cars per day, based on data from similar facilities. The developer of the lot Bosa Properties says the facility will create about 80 high paying jobs for local residents with salaries for managers topping out at around $140,000.

Included in the package for council is a rendering of the building, it will be a “contemporary” tilt-up concrete design with extensive glazing on the Nicole Ave frontage. There is no render of the rear of the building, but there will likely be a large Tesla logo there as well providing great exposure to the passing motorists on Lougheed Hwy.

The render also includes the Cybertruck, which by the time this building is completed will certainly be among the vehicles on display and being delivered to customers.

Tesla could have six locations around Greater Vancouver by the time this location opens in Port Coquitlam. Back in 2021 we told you about a new 30,000 square foot Sales, Service, and Delivery Center being proposed in Burnaby. That proposal was approved, and Drive Tesla was able to uncover building plans in mid-2022, but we haven’t heard much of anything happening at the property since then. If any of our readers are in the area (2505 Eastbrook Parkway) and can check it out, please let us know if there has been any progress (email tips@driveteslacanada.ca).

Tesla isn’t focused on just expanding their presence in British Columbia. The company will also soon be opening two other 60,000 square foot Service Centers, one in Ontario and another in Nova Scotia. The company is also about to open a brand new 35,000 square foot Service Center on Vancouver Island.

You can read the full proposal going before council tomorrow here.

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