Approvals were granted earlier this month to Rivera Toyota to renovate the existing dealership and build a new service and repair shop at the site of a former burger restaurant in Mount Kisco.
The village’s Planning Board voted in favor of site plan approval and to issue a special use permit to upgrade the existing dealership building at 325 N. Bedford Rd. to allow continued car sales and create 12 vehicle service bays, customer service accommodations and employee and administrative space.
Customer sales and display will be in the front of the building while the service area will occur at the rear entrance.
At the same meeting on Dec. 14, the board also approved the site plan and a special use permit along with a steep slopes permit to allow the auto group, which is owned by former Yankees great Mariano Rivera, to build a 12,672-square-foot, two-story service and repair shop at 353 N. Bedford Rd. It will house eight service bays, a customer drop-off area, customer service areas, and interior parts storage and will be for more routine service and repairs.
Representatives for Rivera Toyota have stated that if any patrons’ vehicles need to be taken to the repair and service location at 325 N. Bedford Rd. it will be done by employees to avoid worsening an often-congested roadway. There will also be appointment times when car owners will need to report to the site so there isn’t overflow at the site.
The current structure, which housed the Westchester Burger Co. before it went out of business on about a .8-acre parcel, will be demolished.
The approvals at the two sites will enable the auto group to relinquish its current service operations at 255 Kisco Ave. when the lease ends sometime in 2023.
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