October 24, 2014

BNSF issues notice to proceed

According to a press release from the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation, BNSF has issued its notice to proceed on the intermodal project.

The railroad issued its notice to the contractor, TJ Lembrecht Construction, which will oversee construction on the project. The notice will secure for BNSF $35 million in incentives from the state.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

— Danedri Thompson

Comments

  1. Wonder how long before Judythe will post a rant against this or the mayor, or the city in general, or taxes, or whatever she wants to complain about?

  2. Cha-ching – did you hear your tax bill going higher and higher and higher and higher………take some deep breaths, they may your last………..more rentals and affordable housing coming your way………take a defensive driving course involving how to avoid trucks…………put the buckets out and ring the bell for donations for BNSF and their associates…….transfer your kids out of Nike school if they ride the bus……….check with your doctor to see how you should protect your babies’ lungs from diesel emissions…………be prepared to be paying higher social costs……..winterize those windows and doors to kepp out the pollution, maybe you can get a tax credit for that…………more to come later………

  3. Will you post instructions on how to make a tinfoil hat as well?

  4. Naaah………….I want you, Jack, to tell me when the roads will be paved in gold……I’ll tell you what the Will Co. Illinois Treasurer’s office told me when I called them in 2006 with respect to taxation since they got an intermodal in Elwood – they said: “If they tell you that your taxes are going to go down, it will because you will be living in a highly commercial, industrial area WHERE NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE”…………..so much to look forward to……….

    I will be counting my blessings next week when Thanksgiving arrives but really I am thankful for my many blessings every day but I am also cognizant of who and what is creating problems for me………

  5. EdgertonGal says:

    Mark Levin (constitutional lawyer and a nationally syndicated broadcaster) said we should all go to Warren Buffet’s daughter’s for Thanksgiving. Warren said he was so thankful for the stimulus (the taxpayers’ monies); now, he can go to his daughter’s for Thanksgiving. Mark said now Warren doesn’t have to go to McDonald’s for Thanksgiving, and we should all join him at his daughter’s.

  6. Is tinfoil the same as Reynolds wrap? I use mine to wrap sandwiches. Where do you get this tinfoil to make hats out of? Might keep the rain off my husbands crew cut.

  7. EdgertonGal says:

    Wendy, definition from Google:

    “A tin-foil hat, also tinfoil hat, is a piece of headgear worn for the purpose of protecting the brain from such influences as electromagnetic fields, or as a shield against mind control and/or mind reading. Actual tin-foil hats are very rarely used, since the injuries they might guard against are highly speculative, and their effectiveness in preventing such harm would be dubious even if the harm was plausible. Instead, the concept has become a popular stereotype and term of derision; in Internet culture, the phrase serves as a byword for paranoia.”

  8. By the way where is the Allen Group office now? I heard they moved out of their office in Gardner – is that true? I thought perhaps they were working out of Solies’ basement there in Edgerton……………..it would help with the mortgage payment……..

  9. Will the roads paved in gold (paid for by you) help you out on this increased risk exposure????

    http://health.msn.com/health-topics/diabetes/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100266784&gt1=31010

  10. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    The site of the former office of The Allen Group is now occupied by a couple of optometrists: http://www.insight2020.net/

    Insight Vision Center of Gardner
    967 E. Lincoln Lane
    Gardner, Kansas 66030

    Phone: 913-884-6800
    Fax: 913-884-7600

  11. I foretell that the Allen Group is chopped liver and out of here due to all of their financial problems in this economy. I look for it to be announced that Centerpoint will be the developer for the warehouses and I look for the announcement after the first of the year. Now, we will sit back and see if I will be eating crow on this vision statement……………..

  12. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    I would not doubt CenterPoint would be a more than worthy successor to The Allen Group for the development of the Edgerton Logistics Park. From their website http://www.centerpoint-prop.com/index.aspx

    “CenterPoint is the largest owner, manager and developer of industrial real estate in metropolitan Chicago with 21 branded business parks. With our affiliates, we own and manage more than 27.8 million square feet of customers and have an additional 9,700 acres of land for future development. With a strong franchise in this market, we remain the go to firm for brokers and customers. While we remain very committed to Chicago, our expertise in intermodal and transportation-related development is leading us to other U.S. markets for similar development opportunities.”

    Just a couple of miles north of BNSF’s Intermodal facility in Elwood, IL, is the separate and newly-opened 785-acre, $370 million Union Pacific Intermodal terminal in Joliet, which was built in conjunction with CenterPoint’s Intermodal Center, touted as “a state-of-the-art integrated logistics and inland port” on a total of 3,600 acres.

    Bolstered by an investment relationship with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest public pension fund with assets totaling $214.6 billion as of September 30, 2010, CenterPoint feels it has the financial capacity to fund large-scale investments and developments without reliance on external capital and the ability to execute and close deals quickly.

    See also, “Joliet seeks to become the O’Hare of the train-truck world”:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/ct-x-s-center-point-0804-20100804,0,6894914.story

  13. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    I am sure CenterPoint would be a more than worthy successor to The Allen Group for the development of the Edgerton Logistics Park. From their website http://www.centerpoint-prop.com/index.aspx :

    “CenterPoint is the largest owner, manager and developer of industrial real estate in metropolitan Chicago with 21 branded business parks. With our affiliates, we own and manage more than 27.8 million square feet of customers and have an additional 9,700 acres of land for future development. With a strong franchise in this market, we remain the go to firm for brokers and customers. While we remain very committed to Chicago, our expertise in intermodal and transportation-related development is leading us to other U.S. markets for similar development opportunities.”

    Just a couple of miles north of BNSF’s Intermodal facility in Elwood, IL, is the separate and newly-opened 785-acre, $370 million Union Pacific Intermodal terminal in Joliet, which was built in conjunction with CenterPoint’s Intermodal Center, touted as “a state-of-the-art integrated logistics and inland port” on a total of 3,600 acres.

    Bolstered by an investment relationship with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest public pension fund with assets totaling $214.6 billion as of September 30, 2010, CenterPoint feels it has the financial capacity to fund large-scale investments and developments without reliance on external capital and the ability to execute and close deals quickly.

    See also, “Joliet seeks to become the O’Hare of the train-truck world”:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/ct-x-s-center-point-0804-20100804,0,6894914.story

  14. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    This story still accepting comments?

  15. Some teachers in town and other concerned citizens were upset recently about an affordable housing project that was coming. I would suggest they and other citizens read http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-air-pollution24-2009sep24,0,4461184.story?page=1 You will have more than affordable housing and increased crime to worry about.

    Then you will get a clear picture of what you have in store for you and perhaps you will know what I, others and the Take Back Gardner group have been warning you about since 2005. Think it is going to be fun living in the middle of the freight corridor here and all of the marvelous jobs that will come your way. This article tells you very clearly what is coming your way and how you will be fighting for the very dirty air you will be breathing. I am not fear mongering – this is a true and factual picture of what you will seeing.

    Think that City Hall Gang has been protecting your interests since 2005??????

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