Oakland Acura has begun construction on a state-of- the-art car sales dealership and service facility that will employ 70 people on a site near the Oakland Coliseum in a move officials believe will be part of an economic revitalization of the area.
The 38,000-square- foot dealership will have sales offices, an expanded service facility and parking for 300 vehicles on the 3.65-acre site at 7000 Oakport St., directly west of I-880 and the Coliseum.
Commercial Broker Bill Purcell – who sold Oakland Acura’s current site at 277 27 th St. and the Oakport site — said the new facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.
Purcell and an associate broker Robert Arnold negotiated the entitlements for the new site.
“We are very excited to be able to stay in Oakland and begin construction on this new facility, which we believe will benefit our customers and be part of a major economic resurgence of the Coliseum district,” said Oakland Acura Owner Gordon Walton.
The Coliseum area is a rarity in the Bay Area. There is approximately 120 acres of developable land that could house new commercial enterprise, housing, retail shops or perhaps a new stadium for the Oakland A’s.
Michael Zucker & Associates of San Francisco is the architect of the new dealership and the contractor is Crouse Construction of Walnut Creek. The landscape architect is Chris Patillo of Oakland-based PGA Designs. Robert Arnold consultants is also based in Oakland.