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Council considers conditional use permit for proposed motor freight terminal

East Terra Lane Building

East Terra Lane Building

On April 25, the O’Fallon City Council will hear the second reading of a bill sponsored by Ward 1 council members Dave Hinman and Rick Lucas, which requests a conditional use permit to allow a motor fright terminal in a C-3 zoned [highway commercial district] at 3000 East Terra Lane. The site has an existing 1,500-square-foot building and a large, asphalt-paved parking lot, with the perimeter of the lot surrounded by large boulders and bollards.

Five Star Investments LLC is proposing to operate their trucking company at this site, with the intent to dispatch semi-trucks from the location and allow them to park on the site when not in use. The hours of operation for the dispatch station will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Truckers will have 24/7 access to the site.

The applicant is proposing that mobile service trucks will be available for tire maintenance [only] and it will take place outside in the open. The applicant states that drivers and employees will have access to the restroom located in the building at all times. The applicant estimates that 50-60 trucks could be on site, with the normal number of about 29.

The conditional use permit will include restrictions to prevent truckers from sleeping on site in the building or in trucks, to prevent any maintenance work except tire changes, to prevent parking of any derelict trucks or trailers, and to prevent any long-term storage of trucks or trailers.

The council heard a first reading of the bill at its April 11 meeting.

Map of East Terra Lane

Map of East Terra Lane

 

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