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Heppner's Auto Body to expand Woodbury location

Woodbury City Council on Wednesday, June 13, approved a permit that would allow Heppner's Auto Body to expand its operations.

The project would add 6,492 square feet to the collision repair shop's existing location at 1809 Woodlane Drive, making it over 17,813 square feet after the addition. It would also include renovations to improve current structures, including replacing 25-year-old paint booths and moving air handling units inside to reduce noise.

The city planning commission held four neighborhood meetings to gather feedback about the expansion before unanimously recommending it to the council for approval. Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and several council members praised the commission for taking the time to seek approval for the project from people in the neighborhood.

"The fact that there are no neighbors here to talk about it shows that everything has been worked out appropriately ahead of time," City Council member Amy Scoggins said.

Heppner's Auto Body has been at its current Woodbury location for nearly 30 years. Its other locations include St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and Hudson.

Hannah Black

Hannah Black is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism interested in the intersection of politics and the everyday lives of citizens. Outside of reporting, she enjoys running, going to museums and concerts, and trying new coffee shops and breweries. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog, Wendell.

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