Dallas Truck Park Project Dies
October 8, 1998
Oct. 12 – Arrow Truck Sales has canceled its plans for a $30 million truck-focused business park in southern Dallas, reports the Dallas Business Journal.
The truck sales and maintenance park had been slated for the north side of Interstate 20, just west of Bonnie View Lane. Arrow’s Dallas broker blamed city politics and bureaucracy for the 120-acre project’s failure. City officials, on the other hand, said neighbors didn’t want the project.
The planned development would have included a sales lot for Arrow used trucks, as well as other businesses catering to big trucks. The developers agreed to a number of concessions, including building a 12-foot-high, 40-foot-wide berm behind the property to damper noise, prohibiting retail fuel sales and limiting the park’s hours of operation to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. But late in the process, city planner Richard Brown demanded a minimum setback of 300 feet and hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Arrow canceled its plans after city planners recommended against rezoning the area.
“If they had won over the neighborhood, the plan commission is very sensitive to what the neighborhood has to say,” Cheryl Peterman, the city’s director of planning and development, told the Dallas Business Journal. “If I was an applicant, and I had staff recommendation of denial, [but] had the neighborhood solidly behind me, I would not have withdrawn my application.”