Construction could begin later this year on one of two new auto dealership facilities in southwest Santa Fe.
Both the new Fiesta Hyundai and Fiesta Nissan dealership structures will be going up on a nearly 12-acre site at the corner of Cerrillos and Governor Miles roads.
Members of the Santa Fe Planning Commission have now approved the development plan for the project.
Designed by the Santa Fe-based architectural firm of Lloyd & Associates, the project will see the construction of a nearly 24,000 square feet structure that will house the Fiesta Nissan dealership, as well as the building of an 18,695 square feet structure for Fiesta Hyundai.
According to county documents, both of the dealership structures will house automotive service areas as well as sales and office space.
The sales and office space for the Fiesta Nissan building will be to the front of the structure, framed by tall exterior glass walls.
The Fiesta Nissan building’s design will also be of light and grey aluminum composite metal, with dark grey stucco to the rear and sides of the structure.
The Fiesta Hyundai building will be fronted by a bronze-colored aluminum composite metal topping glass exterior panels.
Project owner is the Fiesta Auto Group of Albuquerque, which owns and operates new and used dealerships in both the Duke City and Santa Fe.
After opening the new location, both dealerships will be moving from their current St. Michael’s Drive locations.
If all goes as planned, work should be completed on the Fiesta Nissan structure either later this year or early next year, with work beginning on the Fiesta Hyundai building sometime next spring.
By Garry Boulard
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