New Walser Hyundai Dealership Planned for Brooklyn Park
A global steel shortage is impacting a Brooklyn Park car dealership’s plans to build a new facility. The Walser Brooklyn Park Hyundai dealership plans to build a new facility on property it owns on Lakeland Avenue, just north of the Brooklyn Park Walmart.
The new facility will include walls of glass to create a modern look. However, the architect says steel became unavailable this year pushing back the timeline for the project.
“We’re estimating it’s six months to get steel,” said David Phillips, owner of Minneapolis-based Phillips Architects, representing the dealership.
Phillips spoke June 9 to members of the Brooklyn Park Planning Commission, which recommended approval of the project.
“The original Hyundai there has been remodeled and added onto three or four times over the past 35 years,” said Phillips. “It just outlived its usefulness.”
The Brooklyn Park City Council is expected to review the project at its June 28 meeting.
Walser Automotive Group hopes to open the new dealership next summer. The existing dealership will be torn down once the new one is constructed.