Jaguar’s plans to expand its showroom and make additional improvements to the parking and landscaping at its Getzville dealership received the green light from the Amherst Planning Board.

Jaguar’s plans to expand its showroom and make additional improvements to the parking and landscaping at its Getzville dealership received the green light from the Amherst Planning Board.

The board voted 6-0 at last week’s board meeting to approve the dealership’s plans to add 2,020 square feet of showroom space on the north and east sides of its 38,460-square-foot building at 10 Campbell Blvd., off Millersport Highway. The showroom itself will be about 40 percent larger under the proposed expansion.

In addition, West Herr is adding a new canopy at the service entrance and putting up a new sign for the dealership. Also, West Herr is constructing new parking spaces made from permeable pavement. A realignment prompted by the showroom expansion will leave the dealership with 266 spaces, down 19 from the current configuration.

However, West Herr is putting off its plans to replace existing light heads on the grounds with LED fixtures, the dealership’s attorney, Sean W. Hopkins, said at the Planning Board meeting. The lights will be improved at a later date and any changes will take into account the concerns of neighbors, Hopkins said.

 The board approval came with a number of considerations for West Herr, including when outdoor loudspeakers are allowed to operate, where customers can drop off vehicles for service and where trucks can unload the new vehicles they deliver.

West Herr Jaguar opened in 1995 and is part of the West Herr Automotive Group.

John Wabick, a West Herr vice president, previously said the group is making the improvements to bring the dealership up to the automaker’s new Jaguar Facility Image standard. He also said West Herr won’t know for sure how much the project will cost until it puts the work out to bid. West Herr plans to begin construction in early 2018 and expects to complete the work by early 2019.