A new, two-story Genesis of Cherry Hill car dealership on Route 73 near Brick Road was approved Monday night by the Evesham Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The dealership showroom, office and administration building on 5.74 acres of land, with Elkins Chevrolet to the north and Wawa to the south, will be operated by Burns Buick GMC Inc. of Marlton. The existing building at the front of the 451 Route 73 South property will be demolished. The property owner is TDT Realty LLC of 4 Mosswood Drive in Voorhees.
Despite the Cherry Hill name on the dealership, it will be located in neighboring Evesham.
Board members voted 6-0 in favor of the preliminary and major site plans and zoning variances for the conditional-use project. An existing building at the back of the lot will be retained for an internal car wash, detail area, service bay and parts storage, according to the application.
A Lenihan Jeep dealership formerly operated from the site.
Board member Patrick Carragher said the Genesis dealership and other new developments on Routes 73 and 70 should install sidewalks. Sidewalks are not planned for the Genesis development.
Sandy Student, board chair, said he was pleased to see Burns Buick GMC's planned improvements for the property.
No members of the public commented at the meeting.
Genesis was created in 2015 as Hyundai's luxury brand, according to Car and Driver magazine. The vehicles range from a $37,525 starting price for the G70 to a $72,950 starting price for the G90, according to the Genesis website. The Genesis SUV models, the GV70 and GV80, start at $41,000 and $48,900 respectively.