A brand new travel center is planned to transform an 8-acre lot where truck drivers currently park illegally.

The travel center is being proposed for Palm Avenue and Kendall Drive along the west side of the 215 Freeway in San Bernardino, California.

The 14,000-square-foot space is planned to include gas stations for cars and diesel trucks, at least two indoor 24/7 quick-serve restaurants, restrooms, private and secure showers, a laundry facility, and a customer lounge.

The new facility would be lighted, gated, and secure, increasing safety for motorists traveling through the area.

A new traffic signal will also be installed at Palm Avenue and West Industrial Way, and designated paths of travel will increase pedestrian safety in the area.

Greens Development, based in Irvine, is proposing the project and plans to operate the center. The project will go before the City Council for final approval at a later date.

Atman Kadakia, managing principal at Greens, told the Planning Commission on Nov. 10, the San Bernardino Travel Center would employ more than 100 people and do about $15 million in annual sales, generating millions in sales tax revenue for the city.