Preliminary documents have been submitted to city officials in Denver for the construction of a 75-foot tall automobile retrieval facility, otherwise known as a car vending machine.
The Tempe, Arizona-based Carvana wants to build one of its unique facilities at a 1.5-acre undeveloped site on the southeast side of the city at 4700 E. Evans Avenue, adjacent to Interstate 25.
The project would see the construction of office space and a showroom, topped by several glass-walled stories relegated for vehicles soon to be purchased by customers.
Thought to be one of the fastest growing car dealerships in the country, Carvana lists and sells its vehicles entirely online. Once a customer selects the car of their choice, they show up at a Carvana facility to pick up the vehicle themselves.
According to Investor’s Business Daily, the company, which was founded 8 years ago, sold around 177,000 vehicles in 2019, generating nearly $4 billion in revenue.
Carvana facilities vary in size: earlier this summer it began work on a 200,000 square foot outlet in Trenton, Ohio, while completing work on a 190,000 square foot location in Concord, North Carolina.
To date, Carvana’s facilities have been largely located to the east of the Mississippi River,
A construction schedule for the new Carvana location in Denver has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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