Tesla Proposes First Auto Repair Shop in Kansas, with 21 Service Bays



Following news over the weekend that Tesla was considering building a service center in Lenexa, Kansas, the automaker has moved forward with a proposal to the city’s planning commission.

Tesla has requested a service center in Lenexa, which would become the first Tesla repair shop in Kansas, according to the Kansas City Business Journal.

The plan was proposed to the Lenexa Planning Commission on Monday, with staff recommending the project for approval.

The Texas-based automaker proposed building a 35,095 square-foot service center facility, located at a three-acre vacant lot adjacent to I-435 at the juncture of Lenexa’s 101st Terrace and Lackman Road. The address at the service center would become 15125 101st Terrace.

Tesla has made the proposal through a company called Kanco LLC, with plans for the auto shop to include 21 service bays, two paint booths, two paint bays, two open bays and two wash bays.

If the plan is approved, Tesla will meet with the Lenexa City Council to seek approval for constructing the service center on April 19.

Last month, Panasonic was reportedly eyeing a battery factory for Tesla’s car batteries in Kansas or Oklahoma, though it’s yet not clear whether that rumor will be substantiated or acted upon.

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