Pleasant Hill to Hold Meeting on Proposed CarMax Dealership in DVC Plaza

March 31, 2016 8:00 am · 18 comments


The City of Pleasant Hill Planning & Architectural Review Commission will hold a study session on a proposed Carmax Auto Dealership at 61-77 Chilpancingo Parkway (DVC Plaza).

The proposed project includes:

  • A Carmax automobile dealership including approximately 18,824 square feet of building area for sales, service, car wash and presentation areas
  • Associated parking lot and parking lot display areas, including parking lot lighting• Landscaping, fencing, drainage, grading, signage and related site improvements
  • Demolition of existing structures

The study session for the project will be held by the Architectural Review Commission starting at 5:00 P.M., on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in the Large Community Room at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

unavailable March 31, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Ugh, no. Waste of space. Who wants a car dealership anymore? They’re becoming a thing of the past.

The Observer March 31, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Cities love car dealerships. The sales taxes make a big contribution to a city’s budget.

Just Sayin March 31, 2016 at 8:27 AM

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, Pleasant Hill Sucks

TinFoiler March 31, 2016 at 9:03 AM

How original…

Mac March 31, 2016 at 9:48 AM

Burger& Coffee shops and Car Dealerships…..It`s all Pleasant hill does now a days

foonman March 31, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Love them or hate them, #2 is right, they do bring in a ton of money to cities.

Why not ? March 31, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Business makes the world go around. Why the heck shouldn’t a business who is willing to take a chance in Pleasant Hill be denied the opportunity? They will bring jobs and money to the city. Let the free market do it’s thing!

Dee March 31, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Dealerships do generate lots of tax money to cities and as I recall there are none in the city of Pleasant Hill so why not see what happens.

Did I Say That Out Loud March 31, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Isn’t this the same ground that is supposed to have a dog park as well ? Well then that makes sense, more tires for dogs to pee on.

Century 21 Forever March 31, 2016 at 1:36 PM

We never has a Car Dealership in Pleasant Hill before because we were never That Stupid with what land we have to develop. No, it will take a lawsuit to stop this at this point.

The City Council is weak and feckless or corrupt. Their actions speck volumes.. Either way, they’ll rubber stamp this project which will bring more crime. But that’s ok, the City Council members don’t live in this section of Pleasant Hill. Yes, we’ll see what happens because nobody does anything.

Mary Fouts March 31, 2016 at 1:53 PM

@Dee #9 – There are a few (maybe 3 or so?) small used car dealerships in PH, although no new car dealerships. CarMax sells used cars. No service department, to the best of my knowledge.

In 2014, the FTC reported they had received over 1500 complaints about CarMax over the prior 3 years, primarily regarding alleged misleading advertising and the company’s practice (at that time, anyway) of not checking to see if the car had been repaired or recalled.

Just Sayin March 31, 2016 at 1:55 PM


@Mac #6 March 31, 2016 at 2:41 PM

That’s not true. There’s nail spas & massage parlors.

Elwood March 31, 2016 at 2:46 PM

@ Mac #6

Trying to think of where there’s a car dealership in PH.

Most communities have burger joints and coffee shops.

Elwood March 31, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Another opportunity for the nimby twits of Pleasant Hill Citizens for Responsible Growth to protest any development anywhere.

To see their handiwork, take a look at the vacant lot at the corner of Oak Park and Patterson which has been a vacant eyesore for 20 years thanks to them.

Juice March 31, 2016 at 4:03 PM

This makes perfect sense now. When those rows of super bright white street lights went up along that section of ContraCosta Blvd, my 1st thought was it looked like an ‘Auto Row’ seen in so many cities. So this must be the city council & planning commission’s vision coming to fruition. When thinking of the community’s goal of trying to keep PH’s inviting, small-town, family-friendly feel, I don’t know about you, but I always think of CarMax.

Regina April 1, 2016 at 9:45 PM

I was hoping for a trader joes or similar grocery store for that area. I’m tired of Safeway having the monolopy on the grocery business in our city.

Mika April 1, 2016 at 11:34 PM

@Regina–I’m with you 100%!

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