By a vote of 5 to 0 with 1 abstention, Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) in a work session tonight gave Tesla a green light to open a service center and perhaps eventually a dealership at 176 Post Road West.
State legislators have yet to allow Tesla to have dealerships in Connecticut.
The location is the site of the former Dragone Classic Car showroom.
The site plan and special permit approval for the electric vehicle (EV) business located in a property in a general business district (GBD), AA residential zone follows a Nov. 8 P&Z approval of a text amendment to allow the facility.
Tonight’s vote would allow an addition to existing he building for an electric vehicle repair and maintenance facility and expand the building from its current 10,000 square feet to 17,000 to 20,000 square feet.
The EV site plan approval hinged on environmental remediation at the location, as well as addressing drainage and buffer concerns.