Infiniti dealership could replace Billco showroom in Pine
A new Infiniti car dealership is on the drawing board to replace the Billco Mazda showroom on Route 19 in Pine.
Pending approval by Pine Township supervisors, #1 Cochran Automotive plans to build and open the 17,200-square-foot Infiniti showroom and service center by next summer.
“We're moving it from Monroeville,” said William Krahe, president of Grand View Development Co., who represented #1 Cochran at the Sept. 16 meeting of Pine supervisors,
“The demographics (in Pine) are great for Infiniti,” Krahe said.
The site's existing Mazda dealership likely will be transferred to another operator, according to Krahe. The Cochran dealership group acquired Billco Motors in May, and the move marks its entry into the North Hills market.
Pine supervisors on Sept. 16 approved #1 Cochran's plan to consolidate three parcels of land formerly used for the Billco Mazda and Volkswagen dealerships at 11750 Perry Highway.
The supervisors are scheduled to vote Oct. 7 on #1 Cochran's application for final approval of its land development plan for the new Infiniti showroom.
They tabled a scheduled Sept. 16 vote on the plan following a discussion of how many trees #1 Cochran should plant along Route 19 to comply with township landscaping rules.
“Could we limit some of those trees?” aked Frank Spagnolo, Pine Township supervisor. “I want to be able to see the cars.”
Spagnolo also expressed concern over the visibility problems trees could pose for drivers of trucks delivering vehicles to the dealership.
“I believe it can be a liability,” Spagnolo said.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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