Hospital operator HCA isn’t the only big company interested in planting its flag at Interstate 95’s interchange with Sliding Hill Road in Hanover.
Truck Enterprises, a Harrisonburg-based chain of commercial truck dealerships, wants to build a new location on a roughly 32-acre site on Crosswhitts Drive, according to documents filed with the county.
The development is described as a “Kenworth truck sales and service facility” in the project application. It is planned to consist of a 43,000-square-foot “shop/warehouse/office” and a nearly 24,000-square-foot body shop, according to a site plan. The project site links up with Sliding Hill Road near its intersection with I-95 by way of Leadbetter Road.
A timeline for the project is unclear. Truck Enterprises District Manager Brian Mitchell declined to comment for this story.
Truck Enterprises has a dealership at 8900 Burge Ave. in Chesterfield, among other locations in Virginia. It also has a location each in West Virginia and Maryland, according to the company’s website.
The Hanover project doesn’t need a rezoning to move forward, and is in the process of lining up administrative approvals from county staff.
The project site consists of three parcels. Most of the acreage is in two parcels owned by Morgan Property Investment LLC. The LLC is tied to Utah-based Kenworth Sales Co., a Kenworth truck dealership with locations in the western United States that acquired Truck Enterprises in 2020.
The LLC acquired those properties in separate deals in 2022 for a total of $2.5 million, according to online land records.
The remaining parcel is owned by Atlee Properties and it’s unclear whether it’s expected to change hands as part of the project.
The planned new Truck Enterprises location would take shape next to the site where HCA is planning to build a $233 million 60-bed hospital as well as medical office space. The health system awaits a rezoning hearing with the county planning commission later this summer.