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A vacant car dealership Ashland, Va., is about to get a new tenant. Ashland Town Council approved a conditional use permit allowing Reines RV Center to establish a recreational vehicle sales operation at the site of the former Sheehy Ford dealership.

According to the Hanover Herald Progress, the Ashland site will be the second for the Northern Virginia-based RV dealer, which currently operates a sales center in Manassas and had been looking to add another location.

In addition to expanding their footprint regionally, the sales center should have a sizeable economic impact to the town. Planning documents indicate the sales center will generate 20 or more jobs and will contribute to the local tax base.

Hanover County assessment records value the B-2-zoned 6.27-acre site and 15,808 square-foot building at approximately $2.1 million.

Brennen Keene, an attorney with McGuire Woods representing Reines RV Center, said his client chose the Ashland location because they saw this market as an opportunity. They were also searching for a site that was ready to go without the need for too much capital investment. In this case, the property already met many of the town’s current zoning requirements pertaining to things like landscaping and lighting.

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