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Tuesday, 07 September 2021 22:17

Missouri Auto Repair Shop Seeks Expansion for High-End Vehicles

Written by Cathy Lenny, West Newsmagazine
Car Craft Autobody is proposing an extension to Arnage Road, connecting it to the existing access drive to Chesterfield Airport Road. Car Craft Autobody is proposing an extension to Arnage Road, connecting it to the existing access drive to Chesterfield Airport Road. Lochmueller Group

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An auto repair company has outgrown its current location at 17519 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield, MO, and is looking to expand.

Mase LLC, owner of Car Craft Autobody, is seeking to expand its building size to 60,000 square feet to make room for the 65% increase in car crash business it has had within a two-year time period, said attorney Mike Doster, at the planning commission public hearing Aug. 23.

 

The current development criteria allows a maximum of 40,000 square feet total for all buildings on the site, including any storage sheds and a loading dock.

 

The business has occupied the premise since 2013, when it had only 5% car crash business, according to Doster, who said the company anticipates that number growing to 80% of its business within two years.

 

“In our opinion, it’s a success story in Chesterfield,” Doster said. “They have thrived throughout the pandemic and because of the growth of their business, they need to expand and update their facility.”

 

Starting out repairing domestic and foreign vehicles, the focus is now on aluminum and carbon fiber vehicles such as Tesla, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Porsche and Maserati.

 

The business is located in the plaza where a Jaguar Land Rover dealership is under construction.

 

In addition to increasing its footprint, the developer is seeking to retain access onto Chesterfield Airport Road.

 

Currently, direct access to Chesterfield Airport Road is permitted. However, that access could be eliminated when a proposed connector road, either to Arnage Road or Caprice Drive, is completed, City Planner Chris Dietz said.

 

Last year, TSG Chesterfield Airport LLC, an affiliate of The Staenberg Group, extended Arnage Road from its terminus---300 feet west of Arnage Boulevard---westward approximately 900 feet, stopping just east of...


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