Construction is officially underway at the Arlington Toyota dealership at 10939 Atlantic Blvd.
Stellar, a firm providing award-winning construction management at-risk, design-build and general contracting services for a range of commercial and public sector markets, is renovating and expanding the dealership to accommodate continued business growth.
Crews broke ground on the $10.7 million project on February 3, and construction is expected to be completed by August 2021. The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on February 25.
Stellar will build a new 59,187-square-foot showroom/shop building, renovate the existing showroom/shop and collision center, and expand the dealership’s parking lot. Another 10,893 square feet are being added to the existing buildings. Stellar partnered with R. Wulbern Architect PA for the design.
Stellar demolished an existing 52,000-square-foot retail center at the southwest corner of the property to construct the new parking lot, which will add approximately 250 more parking spaces for the business.
“The dealership and sales lot will remain open throughout construction, so we will be working closely with the Arlington Toyota staff to eliminate significant impacts to their ongoing operations,” said Scott Wright, project manager at Stellar. “We’ve navigated similar challenges for many projects before, so we anticipate a seamless process with minimal inconvenience to the dealer’s clients and visitors.”
The Stellar team will also coordinate with the owner’s other vendors — such as the automobile mechanic equipment provider, sign company, cabinetry contractor, lighting supplier and others — to ensure the overall project remains on schedule.
“As a fourth generation automobile dealer in the Jacksonville area, I am so excited to get this project under way,” said Brooks McCormick, owner of Arlington Toyota. “We have been very strategic in who we’re partnering with on this project, and we’re looking forward to giving our dedicated employees a great place to come to work and serve the community that has been so loyal to us for more than four decades.”
Stellar has experience designing, building and renovating nearly a dozen automotive dealerships across the First Coast.
About Arlington Toyota
Arlington Toyota is a family-owned and -operated dealership serving the greater Jacksonville community since 1978. We offer a robust inventory of new Toyotas and used vehicles to help our customers find exactly what they’re looking for in their next automobile. Our commitment to customer satisfaction has earned us numerous awards throughout our history, including winning the Toyota President’s Award eleven times. We strive to ensure that getting a price quote, browsing through our inventory, valuing your trade, and even calculating your payments is no further than a click away. To learn more, visit arlingtontoyota.com.
Stellar provides award-winning construction management at-risk, design-build and general contracting services for a range of commercial and public sector markets across the United States. A 750-plus-employee global architecture, engineering and construction firm, Stellar has proven experience in projects of all sizes, from continuing contract work to major projects. The company serves public and private sector clients in the automotive, education, faith-based, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, military, office/retail, recreation, and housing markets. For more information, visit stellar.net/commercial