Who builds this? Body Repair Shop in West Market, Johnson City | WJHL

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Steel rises in front of West Market Street Walmart in Johnson City as Deerfield Construction crews advance on a $2 million auto center.

Workers at a $2 million construction project across from Walmart on West Market Street, Johnson City, Tenn. The property is planned for a car repair center. (Photo WJHL)

All signs point to the end product being the Tri-Cities’ first Caliber Collision site. The company has more than 1,500 locations nationwide, with two in Asheville, North Carolina being the closest to the region. The “job/searcher” website includes a full-time position for a Caliber Collision Body Technician in Johnson City.

A Caliber spokesperson reached Thursday morning by News Channel 11 was working to confirm and gather information about the Johnson City site.

Deerfield Construction is listed as the builder. Cross Development, which has developed other sites for Calibre, purchased the 2.9 acres this spring.

WHAT: A 16,345 square foot body repair shop on 2.9 acres.

WHERE: 2904 West Market Street (between Discount Tire and Williams Electric)

WHO: Cross Development of Carrollton, TX paid $650,000 for the property on April 22, 2022.

WHEN: Building permit obtained on April 28, 2022. The operator has not yet announced a provisional opening date.

YOUR TAX BENEFIT: Approximately $42,000 per year in property taxes (Washington County and Johnson City combined) based on a $2 million assessed value for the building plus land value. Sales taxes on repair work will largely benefit local schools.

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