The San Francisco Auto Jobs Alliance (SFAJA) is pleased to announce that
San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the design and plans
for a new Audi dealership in the city’s Mission District.
On Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission authorized the
project with a unanimous vote.
The dealership, to be operated by Royal Automotive Group, will span
20,000 square-feet and will create 30 new jobs once fully operational.
85% of these jobs will be skilled mechanic, technician and repair
positions, with the remaining 15% being new sales positions. The
dealership will be located at 300 South Van Ness Street and is expected
to open in early 2014. More than 100 construction jobs will be created
by the building project.
“We thank the Commission and the community for working with us on a plan
for our dealership that will fit well in the neighborhood,” said Andy
Hansen, Chair of the San Francisco Auto Jobs Alliance and Chief
Operating Officer of Royal Automotive Group. “This new Audi dealership
will help create additional automotive jobs in San Francisco and will
contribute overall to tax revenue for the city’s General Fund.”
The Mission Merchants, Arriba Juntos, the Mission Economic Development
Agency, and the North East Mission Business Alliance are just a few of
the neighborhood groups that strongly support the project and an
increase of automotive jobs in the Mission District.
Royal Motors started operations on South Van Ness Avenue in 1947.
The San Francisco Auto Jobs Alliance is comprised of dealers
representing the Land Rover, Range Rover, Jaguar, Lotus, Lamborghini,
Bentley, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Mazda, Honda, Toyota, BMW, Mini,
Mercedes, Smart, Hyundai, and Scion brands.
The SFAJA advocates for policies and programs that can increase car
sales in San Francisco and will preserve the hundreds of jobs provided
by each dealership in the city. Over the past summer, the Alliance
worked with city elected leaders to craft a compromise on a business tax
measure going before San Francisco voters in November. Please visit www.sfaja.com
for more information on the Alliance.