G&B client Carvana could be opening its first Arizona location in Tempe soon. Carvana officials are asking the Tempe City Council to allow the company to build a glass, nine-story vending machine and allow automotive retail on land that was designated to be a general industrial district. The location would be a vacant lot at the northwest corner of Gilbert Drive and Scottsdale Road, north of Loop 202. The entire car buying experience takes place online. While traditional car dealerships can take up 10 to 20 acres of land, the area Carvana is aiming to develop is only 2 to 3 acres.
Carvana is also in the process of moving its corporate headquarters from Phoenix to Tempe, which is expected to open in June at 1930 W. Rio Salado Parkway.
Carvana is an Arizona based company that was established in 2012 as an online used car dealership that ships cars to buyers’ homes. The company aims to “disrupt the auto industry” by providing a unique car-buying experience that leaves a smaller environmental footprint, according to the company’s filing with the city.
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