A longtime Dayton auto dealer near the Dayton Mall is hoping to upgrade its presence in the region by building two new vehicle dealerships.
Located at 3013 Mall Park Drive in Miamisburg, Matt Castrucci Auto Mall of Dayton plans to build new Kia and Nissan dealerships to replace four existing vehicle display and sales buildings along with a section of an existing body shop, according to plans submitted to the city of Miamisburg.
The existing dealership buildings will be razed to clear the way for the new 26,826-square-foot Kia dealership, which will have both sales and service areas, according to the plans.
For the 47,589-square-foot Nissan dealership, the auto mall will modify and expand the west wing of the existing body shop to allow for the new building, which also will include sales and service areas.
Castrucci Auto Mall last year opened a $10 million, 40,000-square-foot Honda dealership that features an expanded showroom, lounges, business center, service shop, refreshment areas and car wash.
“We’re just moving on to the next phase of the redevelopment,” Gentry said. “We started with the Honda building and now we’re moving on to the other two franchises.”
Constructed is hoped to start before the end of the year, according to Megan Gentry, the auto mall’s controller.
Miamisburg Planning Commission is scheduled to hear the proposal at its Monday meeting.
The expansion is good for the company and its customers “because we will now have three standalone stores,” she said. “No departments will be combined.”
According to a Planning Commission staff report, the proposed building architecture for the KIA dealership “mimics the modernist style typical of today’s auto dealerships.”
“The primary entry (west façade) includes a two-story class curtain wall with black, aluminum metal band across the top,” the report said. “This design will allow for ample natural light to fill the space during the day, and for the interior lighting to highlight the internal vehicle showroom during the evening.”
Similarly, the proposed Nissan dealership “also reflects a modernist approach to building design,” according to the staff report.
Likewise, it will include a two-story glass curtain wall and aluminum metal band across the top for the showroom and office area, the report said.
Areas to the east of the new showroom area will not change with the project, according to the report. The existing portions of the building will remain.
Matt Castrucci began working at the family-owned dealership in 1993 as a salesperson while in school at Xavier University and in 1995 began working full time at the dealership. In 1998, Castrucci purchased it from his father, who had bought the Miamisburg dealership from Dick Osmond in 1988.