Whitewater Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) is a new auto dealership and service center located in St. Charles, Minnesota. Whitewater CDJR is located in the city’s Chattanooga Innovation Park, along Interstate 90 in southeast Minnesota.
The $3.6 million dealership is a 20,971-square foot, one-story building that includes 3,617 square feet of mezzanine space. The main floor contains sales, service, parts, maintenance, lounge, waiting area and offices spaces. The larger mezzanine houses a break room, offices, mechanical room and a parts storage room. The smaller mezzanine within the service garage is a storage room. The building is designed for future expansion.
The service and maintenance areas include vehicle and truck bays, express lube bays, tech bays as well as a detailing and wash bay. Service bays are equipped with individual vehicle mechanical lifts fastened to a 6-inch reinforced concrete slab on grade.
The perimeter of the building is constructed with precast wall panels with a structural steel storefront. Masonry walls separate the service and delivery garages from the core of the building. The roof system comprised of steel bar joists and metal decking. There are two precast mezzanines in the building. The larger mezzanine used for office space is supported by steel beams and columns on one side and a masonry wall on the other. The storage mezzanine is supported by precast exterior wall and a masonry wall inside. The east side of the building has special detailing at the roof and foundation level to simplify construction of future expansion when necessary.