Otten Johnson was engaged by Sonic Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and national automotive retailer, to serve as land use counsel in connection with Sonic’s roll-out of EchoPark Automotive in the Denver region. EchoPark is an entirely new, neighborhood-based approach to the sale of premium pre-owned vehicles. Working with a team of Sonic representatives and consultants, our attorneys assisted Sonic in identifying and purchasing properties for EchoPark stores, obtaining necessary zoning and entitlements to permit automotive sales and service uses, and pursuing site plan and other development approvals to see the neighborhood stores come to fruition. To date, EchoPark has successfully opened its regional hub facility in Thornton along with neighborhood stores in Centennial and Highlands Ranch, and Otten Johnson continues to assist Sonic in identifying new locations and developing additional stores as EchoPark expands its footprint in Colorado.
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