One of our club members located a Tesla information inquiry with Sarasota County that gives us a clue where the “Coming Soon” Venice Supercharger Station, targeted to open in the first quarter, is likely to be built.
Here’s a copy of the public information.
You may recall George Bahadue, Tesla’s Market Lead for Charging Infrastructure, participated in a Virtual Meetup with our club last October. According to the public records in April 2020, he inquired about the permits required to install a Charging Station at 370 Commercial Court, Venice. That address happens to correspond to a BrewBurgers Restaurant.
Here's a vicinity map:
The likely location of the "Coming Soon" Venice Supercharger is shown by the red arrow. Tesla's pin on their Find Us map for this Supercharger is to the left. We need not be concerned that the locations don't match up. Tesla doesn't show the precise locations of its planned Superchargers. The pin is merely attached to the Venice label on the map.
As you will note on the 3D Google image below, that BrewBurger's parking lot is somewhat limited. However, some of us have speculated that the Shell station directly adjacent to BrewBurgers has some idle gas pumps. That area could be an ideal location for a Supercharger Station. This is pure speculation on our part, but it’s worth keeping an eye out for an issued permit.
Update as of February 21, 2021.
On February 17, 2021, Tesla's contractor filled a permit application that is under review. It will be for 8 Version 3 charging posts. The address is for BrewBurgers, so our speculation regarding the adjacent Shell Station appears unfounded.
Construction won't start until the permit application is approved. When it is, if you live or work nearby please take some high-resolution photos of the construction progress and send them to me.
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