Project Summary
Sonic Mercedes McKinney

Sonic Automotive Group continues their rapid growth, opening Sonic Mercedes McKinney along heavily traveled Interstate 75 north of Dallas.

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The Space
Square Footage 74,000
Location McKinney, TX
Choate takes a Design-Assist role in the development and construction of this dazzling new dealership. Capitalizing on the high exposure received from the main thoroughfare, the eye-catching, two-story, structural steel showroom engages customers with brilliant full-height glass curtainwall, brick veneer, and aluminum composite metal (ACM) panels. Inside, a three-platform vehicle lift displays Mercedes models across the second story of the showroom. Visible architectural steel elements and spiral ductwork give the dealership an industrial appeal. Top-of-the-line-luxury is exuded by the high-end finishes, suspended wood paneling cloud accents, polished ceramic floor tiling, and comfortable furnishings.

An accommodating service department provides a fully conditioned service drive and customer drop off area, a 27 bay service shop, 4 detail bays, new car delivery area, and used car appraisal bays — all of which feature full vision high-speed Rytec roll-up doors and clinker tile covering the floors. The parts department of Sonic Mercedes McKinney implements radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for processing inventory.

Sonic’s drive to stay in front of their online clientele is further enhanced by incorporating an area for a 1,015-SF photo booth, which enables them to upload 360-degree views of all the vehicles in their inventory in digital image galleries via their website.

A complete LED package offers an element of sustainability in the showroom, service department, and across the entire site.

Site work includes heavy duty concrete paving, a dumpster enclosure with tire storage, and an integrated automatic drive-thru car wash.


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