Request to construct a truck terminal that facilitates fueling, parking, loading, and unloading for company owned trucks and its drivers on a 5.23 acre parcel in the Planned Development (P-D) (332) zoning district. P-D (332) was established by Rezone No. PLN2015-0032 – Belkorp Ag, approved by the Board of Supervisors on November 3, 2015, to allow for the development of a variety of Highway Commercial uses on five parcels. P-D (332) includes truck terminals as a permitted use provided a Use Permit is obtained prior to development. The project proposes the construction of four buildings, consisting of:
• A 4,414 square-foot shop to be utilized for light truck maintenance, and for driver rest, shower, and laundry facilities;
• A 6,500 square-foot administrative building, to be utilized as offices, for truck dispatching, reception, security office, conference room, and as an employee restroom and breakroom;
• A 3,900 square-foot truck dock building; and
• A 94 square-foot security guard kiosk.
The project also proposes development of 60 gravel truck and trailer parking spaces, a truck washing station, and gas fueling station on the site. The trucks are utilized to transfer goods to and from various agriculture producers and grocery stores throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas. A paved employee parking lot with 67 parking spaces is also proposed to be developed, 51 for drivers and 16 for office employees. Landscaping, made up of a mixture of drought-resistant trees, shrubs, and groundcover, will be installed along the site’s road frontage, and throughout the employee parking lot. On all sides of the project, solid fencing or another more decorative fencing will be installed. The project proposes 13 employees during a maximum shift and three employees during a minimum shift. Drivers reporting to the site arrive on an as-needed basis for refueling, or for the loading and offloading of product. However, no product will be stored on-site. Approximately 5-7 drivers will be on-site on any given day. It is estimated that there will be a maximum of 10 trucks and 10 trailers parked at the facility during any given time; however, the site will accommodate the parking of up to 60 trucks, which will be off-site on delivery the majority of the time. The days and hours of operation for the office and shop will be Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. However, trucks will have access to the facility 24/7.