Kelowna, British Columbia – With the recent and ongoing economic disruption as a consequence of the Kelowna wildfires, Tesla is planning to bring in new growth in the near future.
Recently, Tesla has filed a permit application to develop a 30,000 sq ft sales, service and delivery centre in Kelowna, B.C.
As Tesla has done across Canada, they were initially looking to take over an existing dealership within Kelowna to remodel into their own centre.
Talks concluded in late 2021 to take over the Kelowna Hyundai dealership at 3260 Hwy 97 N. However, these talks–as well as talks for other dealerships–eventually fizzled out.
With this difficulty in securing existing property, Tesla has instead chosen to follow a similar approach as they did with their first purpose-built location on Vancouver Island.
According to the permit application–which was first reported by Castanet–Tesla Kelowna will be located on a 3.49 acre lot at Airport Business Park, 3425 Circuit Rd.
No date has currently been set for when the permit application will be heard by city council, however, Urban Design Group Architects wrote in the development permit application that they “are confident the proposed form of development will set a new level of industrial standard for the neighbourhood.”