Van Horn to build new dealership on Sheboygan’s south side

The site of the new Van Horn Hyundai dealership on Racetrack Road.

The site of the new Van Horn Hyundai dealership on Racetrack Road.

SHEBOYGAN — Van Horn plans to break ground this spring on a new Hyundai dealership on the city’s far south side.

Van Horn Automotive Group paid $1 million for land on Racetrack Road south of the Russ Darrow Nissan dealership according to land records. Basil Buchko, attorney for Van Horn, confirmed to that groundbreaking is scheduled to begin this spring on the state-of-the-art Hyundai dealership.

According to Buchko, the dealership could open for business as soon as this November. The Hyundai dealership located on Wilgus Avenue will relocate to the new site upon completion of construction which will leave the Wilgus location as a Mazda dealership.

The dealership will be built on three parcels of agricultural land formerly owned by Brian J. and Julie J. Bruggink of Oostburg. In November 2017, Van Horn filled a petition to annex the property into the City of Sheboygan. The Common Council approved the annexation in December.

Chad Pelishek, the city’s Director of Planning & Development, would not comment on Van Horn’s plans. The area east of Sheboygan Powersports and Russ Darrow Nissan was recently purchased by the City of Sheboygan to expand the city’s business park further south from it’s current location north of Weeden Creek Road. Work to expand Taylor Drive will begin this spring according to sources familiar with the project.

Van Horn, based in Plymouth, owns and operates 13 dealerships including two in Newhall, Iowa. Van Horn Automotive Group employs nearly 300 full-time employees.