Corbin H. Crable

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The Allen Group of Kansas City has submitted a request to the city of Edgerton to rezone land near the proposed intermodal facility.
The request would rezone from agricultural to business land located 1,450 feet south of U.S. 56 on Waverly Road, according to an announcement made by City Administrator David Dillner late Thursday morning.

Accompanying the request is a site plan for a 312,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center. City of Edgerton staff and the Johnson County Planning Department are reviewing the request and proposed site plan.
According to Patrick Robinson, director of engineering for the Allen Group’s Kansas City office, if the rezoning is approved and the warehouse built, a company called Demdaco would occupy the space.  The Leawood, Kan.-based firm specializes in the manufacture of gifts and figurines. The warehouse would employ approximately 150 people.

Dillner confirmed Friday morning that if the Edgerton City Council approves the rezoning and the warehouse does come to town, it would receive a large financial boost in the form of a 75-percent tax abatement.

The council next week also is expected to approve the Allen Group’s proposed Logistics Park Zoning District Regulations, which outline in detail everything from architectural design standards for the buildings that will occupy land on the logistics park, standards for signage,  standards for lighting, and standards for parking and loading/unloading cargo.

The city’s Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the proposed rezoning at 7 p.m. July 13 at City Hall, 404 E. Nelson St.
More information will be reported on this site and in our print edition as it becomes available.