Trucking company, residents remain at odds over proposed terminal

Trucking company, residents remain at odds over proposed terminal

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Neighbors and a nonprofit in the Oakhaven neighborhood are prepared to fight a proposed truck terminal.

The battle will likely be settled by Memphis city council.

SAIA Trucking wants to open a new terminal near Raines and Tchulahoma Roads. The terminal would include a 30,000-square foot shop building and would be open 24/7.

Habitat for Humanity, which has invested $8 million into more than 60 homes they've built there said they're worried about property values.

Neighbors also said they're worried about pollution.

SAIA said they've been working with the city to address concerns that neighbors have and are confident they'll reach an agreement that works for everyone.

SAIA got approval, with conditions, from the Office of Planning and Development, but the Land Use Control Board rejected the company's plans.

Both sides were at a public council hearing Tuesday afternoon but there was no vote. The topic is slated for further discussion at the Feb. 5 council meeting.

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