Demolition of current showroom scheduled for the coming weeks
By Kristen Miller
COKATO, MN Come December, Holt Motors will have a completely different look to it as Ford dealership currently prepares for demolition and construction of a new showroom.
Owner Greg Holt presented the site plan at Cokato Planning and Zoning last Monday, explaining that the change was prompted by Ford, which wants its dealerships to have a uniform design.
The construction will include a new 8,700-square foot showroom, 3,000 square feet larger than the existing showroom (12 feet more to the west, 25 feet to the east, and 3 feet to the south).
Demolition of the existing showroom, sales department, and QuickLane write-up areas, is expected to begin in the next two weeks, with construction of the new building completed in December.
Three temporary trailers arrived have arrived and are located in front of the truck department, which will house the sales and reception offices during construction. Holt noted that administration, service, and QuickLane will be housed in the parts department, and customers are directed to use the west entrance during construction.
“It’s exciting,” said Al Jones, member of planning and zoning, which approved the plans.
“It will be a nice addition to Highway 12,” added Don Peroutka, planning and zoning committee chair.