DOVER Construction is expected to start soon on a new recreational dealership on about 30 acres south of Interstate 4.
General RV Center, based in Wixom, Mich., plans to offer sales and service at the location between McIntosh and Branch Forbes Road. The dealership will employ 70 people.
There's no targeted opening but "they are anxious to get into this great RV market," said Ron Weaver, the Tampa attorney who represents General RV.
Hillsborough County commissioners last week approved rezoning to clear the way for the RV dealership on the former site of ASAP heavy equipment, west of Plant City.
County records show that the plans include an 80,000-square-foot building. The entrance would be off U.S. 92 near Moores Lake Road. General RV, founded in 1962, is the largest privately-owned RV dealership in the nation, Weaver said. The company has 12 locations, including one in Jacksonville.
The dealership will be a short distance from at least two other RV dealers, Bates RV and Camping World, located at the I-4-McIntosh Road interchange.