AAA Cooper Transportation is asking the Buford City Commission for permission to build a 150-dock shipping depot on 27 acres.
The entrance to the facility would be on Blackberry Lane, a 1.1 mile street that is home to about 30 families. The depot would attract between 150 to 200 shipping trucks every 24 hours. That much traffic -- and the clear-cutting necessary to build the depot -- would ruin the surrounding communities, says Seth Stanley, who lives less than a mile from the proposed site.
Stanley also says the transient nature of the trucking industry would bring drugs and prostitution to the area.