The Gainesville City Commission approved zoning on Thursday for a Tesla service and delivery center off North Main Street.
The business will use five acres across from the Habor Freight Tools, and the commission voted unanimously on the item. The commission approved the first reading at its July 20 meeting.
At the first meeting, an agent for the applicant said the business hopes to start construction in November, assuming the site plan passes through the city without issue. The business is projected to create at least 40 permanent jobs.
Commissioner Casey Willits said at the first meeting that he would prefer to have the car center reuse already existing pavement and empty storefront in the area. But he said the business fits in the city plan and will bring car owners to the Main Street area to drop off their cars and hopefully walk around the shopping center.