Introducing Audi Calabasas

Proposed Remodel and Expansion Project

24650 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 (existing dealership)

24650 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 (existing dealership)

Audi Calabasas (proposed)

Audi Calabasas with adjacent lot (proposed)


Community Development Forum: Audi Calabasas Remodel and Expansion

The proposed partial remodel of an existing 35,058 sq. ft. dealership, with the addition of 26,067 sq. ft., for a net project building area scope of work of 61,125 sq. ft. (approximately). The dealership is located on a  3.65-acre lot located at 24650 Calabasas Road within the Commercial Limited (CL) Zone, and the Scenic Corridor (SC) and Commercial Automobile Retail (CAR) Overlay Zones.  The proposed project includes a new 3 level parking structure, expanded auto service, sales/office, parts, and auto display areas, and updating the facade of the building to Audi’s current corporate image.

The purpose of this Community Forum is to inform neighboring property owners, businesses and interested community members about the nature of the proposal and to seek your comments.  This is not a public hearing, and no decisions concerning the proposal will be made.

The Community Forum will be held at:

DATE: January 24, 2019

TIME: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

PLACE: Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302

CONTACT: Whitfield Associates, Inc., 949-234-1950,

The Gem of the 91: Walter's Porsche Riverside

There is a new gem lining the 91 Freeway in Riverside. Recently opened, Walter's Porsche is a new state of the art dealership, and a welcomed contribution to the Riverside Auto Center. The facility was developed by Walters's Automotive Group, a family owned and operated dealer specializing in the sale of foreign automobiles. Led by Mr. Walter Kienle, the family trail-blazed the founding of the Riverside Auto Center over 50 years ago. While most of the group's dealerships are just off the 91 Freeway on Adams Street, the Porsche facility is uniquely positioned immediately adjacent the 91 to attract the attention of the (estimated average) 273,000 daily drivers! 

All photos courtesy of Walter's Porsche. All rights reserved. 

Flash-Post: Record Sales for American Autos!

General Motors just released their sales results for September 2014, what a month! Sales climbed 19 percent year-over-year! 

Retail deliveries, which are sales to individual consumers, were up 17 percent. No doubt the Premier Automotive Group reaped in their share of sales from their new Chevrolet dealership in Buena Park, CA. WAI designed the dealership during Summer 2013, and Driver Special Projects Group constructed the project in exactly 1 year. Way to go DriverSPG! 

September Sales Highlights (vs. 2013 except as noted)*

  • Chevrolet deliveries increased 20 percent, with Silverado up 54 percent, Suburban up 50 percent, Traverse up 45 percent, Cruze up 45 percent, Sonic up 14 percent and Equinox up 12 percent. Corvette deliveries nearly tripled.

  • GMC deliveries were up 28 percent, including a 25 percent increase for Sierra and a 16 percent increase for Terrain. Yukon sales nearly doubled and Yukon XL was up 64 percent.

  • Sales of the new Cadillac Escalade more than doubled, helping the brand deliver results equal to a year ago.

  • Buick deliveries increased 12 percent, with Enclave up 36 percent, Encore up 20 percent, Verano up 6 percent and Regal up 5 percent. The Encore has been the industry’s best-selling small SUV for six months in a row.

  • The first deliveries of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon occurred in September and availability will grow throughout the fall. GM has announced plans to add a third shift at its Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant in early 2015 to meet expected demand for both mid-size pickups and full-size vans.

  • Incentive spending as a percentage of ATPs was 11.1 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from August but the lowest of all domestic automakers by a significant margin, according to PIN. GM’s calendar-year-to-date spending as a percentage of ATPs is 10.7 percent, down 0.3 points, while industry spending is 10.0 percent, up 0.4 points.