Demolition continues at 420 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury.

Demolition continues at 420 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury.

SHREWSBURY — The mounds of concrete off Route 9 seen to drivers are the beginning of labor towards a collision and fill-up middle and a Flooring & Décor retailer.

The city Planning Board gave the yeas of approval Jan. 5 to Newton-based McGovern Automotive Group to construct on the 15-acre property at 420 Boston Turnpike the place two massive buildings occupy the world.

The location will probably be a collision and fill-up middle, a spot the place automobiles can come for collision repairs for the prevailing dealerships within the space.

Demolition work has already begun on the larger of the buildings, with the entrance half already flattened. Plans present that Flooring & Décor, a flooring retailer, with a 65,300-square-foot footprint is due for development.

The rear portion of the constructing, which has a footprint of greater than 112,000 sq. toes, will probably be revamped for collision and pickup providers, in response to plans.

To its proper, a constructing which is visibly marked with “demo” in white spray paint, is due for razing to supply parking area.

McGovern Automotive lawyer Richard Ricker has mentioned the buildings, identified to have been used as warehouses prior to now, have been an eyesore in Shrewsbury.

“It places a state-of-the-art constructing and collision middle within the constructing the place proper now you’ve gotten pretty dated manufacturing buildings which have clearly been underutilized for a number of years,” Ricker mentioned final February. “The truth is, a number of the property has been condemned by the constructing division for varied causes earlier than McGovern bought it.”

McGovern Automotive, a automotive dealership, bought this property for $9,800,000 in September 2021, including to the stock of properties in Shrewsbury.

It additionally operates BMW of Shrewsbury and Audi of Shrewsbury.

This text initially appeared on Telegram & Gazette: McGovern Automotive Group OK’d for collision middle in Shrewsbury

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