Semi Truck in Motion (Photo: welcomia, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

It looks like a piece of vacant property in Wayne will see some new life.

The Wayne City Council approved a site plan petition during its meeting held online Tuesday for Grewal Trucking to construct a new truck terminal on 2.8 acres of property south of Annapolis west of Treadwell. The development, which would take place on vacant land currently without an address, would serve as a terminal for the trucking company and store vehicles onsite. A smaller building would also be constructed, with plans for a larger building in the future.

“This 2.8 acre facility is largely going to be a facility for trucking,” said Michael Buiten, the city’s building and engineering director. “They’re starting with a smaller structure first and moving later to a larger structure.”

The council approved the site plan for the site without much comment, following the recommendation for approval by the city’s planning commission earlier in the month.

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Councilman Kevin Dowd, who said he had some experience with trucking companies, asked if this was simply a storage lot or if work would also take place on the vehicles when they require it.

“Are they going to perform maintenance on site?” he said. “Or is this primarily going to be a drop lot and an office?”

Navdeep Grewal with the company said they have about 50 trucks that could be stored there in the future and would begin storing them there without conductingrepairs. When the larger building is constructed, repairs could then take place, she said. 

“We will do the repairs when we have a shop. Right now, in the beginning, we will not have a shop,” she said. “The future plan, the building is going … to include a shop where we will do the repairs.”

After the vote, Mayor John Rhaesa thanked Grewal for bringing their project to the community.

“We look forward to working with you and thank you for your investment in our community,” he said.

Contact reporter David Veselenak at or 734-678-6728. Follow him on Twitter @davidveselenak.

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