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Old Posted Sep 13, 2013, 2:37 AM
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Mark Motors Audi (1125-1149 Cyrville Rd) | 8.4m & 6.1m | 2fl | U/C

Mark Motors has acquired the properties at 1125, 1129, 1133, 1137, and 1145 Cyrville Road for a proposed automobile dealership to be called the Audi Terminal. The properties collectively have an area of 0.836 ha, and have 116.5 m of frontage on Cyrville Road. The Audi Terminal would be located in the centre of the frontage on Cyrville Road. An additional Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) building would be located towards the east end of the frontage. The majority of the vehicle inventory storage is in the interior of the building in a below grade parking garage (84 spaces) with 27 spaces at grade located behind the building.

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Old Posted Sep 13, 2013, 3:08 AM
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The majority of the vehicle inventory storage is in the interior of the building in a below grade parking garage (84 spaces)
i guess they won't have to worry about hailstorms any more..
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I like it... although I agree with the UDRP panel comments that the pre-owned building could be more like the main dealership. I assume the concrete courtyard out front will be used for customer parking?
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Wowzers...It will be right across the street from the new Elite BMW that will be starting construction soon. Mercedes, BMW, and Audi all within 1000 feet of each other.
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I hate the sprawl of North American car dealerships. I know its an artifact of the dealership model, but I'm always depressed by the wasteful land use.

For a view of what's possible for a downtown car dealership, here's what Audi Manhatten looks like:

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I can't remember which car dealership it was, Jaguar(?), but there was a similar dealership on Queen St W really close to the Eaton Centre in Toronto. At least, that was during the time I lived there (2008-2009).
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I hate the sprawl of North American car dealerships. I know its an artifact of the dealership model, but I'm always depressed by the wasteful land use.

For a view of what's possible for a downtown car dealership, here's what Audi Manhatten looks like:

You should post this in "Architecture for Ottawa".
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Not quite as urban but very cool in Toronto.
Also, the Telsa dealership in Washington DC is just a storefront, like many dealerships in Spain.

Would smaller urban storefront dealerships work in Canada? Thoughts?
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With proper transit reducing peoples suburbanites dependence on cars to get downtown, they could convert parts of underground garages to dealerships, so storefront giving access to street level show rooms. These show rooms could have stairs down to the parking lot where they store their test drive vehicles.
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Storefront dealerships would work brilliantly here...but the outdated rules for geographic brand proximity and territories limit what can be done because the legacy dealerships are guaranteed their markets.
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Not nearly as schnazzy as those examples, but there's a long-standing Toyota dealership on Sainte-Catherine Street West in MTL that's on the first two floors of ona office building
http://goo.gl/maps/hAlpj
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There's a Mini dealership in downtown Toronto, and a GM one in the centre of Montreal.

Here in Ottawa, Surgenor was on Sparks where the Delta is now, and Myers was on Catherine at Elgin where the OPS is now. There was also a dealer on Slater (Campbell, Turpin or Belisle?) where that new Brocolini is being built.

Winnipeg also had Carter's just across from the University of Winnipeg. But it moved to the suburbs when GM pushed dealerships to modernize in the late 80s.

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Site clearing appears to have begun.
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On King Street East in Toronto I saw two car dealerships on the ground floor of two mid-rise condos. I'd love to see that in Ottawa.
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Excavation should be starting by the end of this week.
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I wonder if this is this some sort of 'default' Audi dealership design. Here's what the one in Laval, Quebec looks like:

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I wonder if this is this some sort of 'default' Audi dealership design. Here's what the one in Laval, Quebec looks like:

Yes, this one will be the same as the Laval one and there is also another one the same in Toronto.
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Tesla has a dealership storefront in Toronto's Yorkdale Centre.

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Not quite as urban but very cool in Toronto.
Also, the Telsa dealership in Washington DC is just a storefront, like many dealerships in Spain.

Would smaller urban storefront dealerships work in Canada? Thoughts?
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Would be nice if Mark Motors Porsche would move to a new location. I guess that is not in the cards as they just renovated the existing building in Vanier to align with Porsche image.

The existing garage has limited bays for servicing and appointments sometimes require several weeks.
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Would be nice if Mark Motors Porsche would move to a new location. I guess that is not in the cards as they just renovated the existing building in Vanier to align with Porsche image.

The existing garage has limited bays for servicing and appointments sometimes require several weeks.
Oh dear!

"Honey can you believe I won't be able to bring in the 911 for 3 weeks! Scandalous!"

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