February 11, 2016

Warehouse to expand its footprint in Edgerton

NorthPoint Development announces that Smart Warehousing is expanding its facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) by 220,000 square feet. Occupying the balance of Inland Port IV brings Smart Warehousing’s total footprint to nearly 575,000 square feet at LPKC, which is a master-planned distribution and warehouse development in Edgerton. “We are excited to increase our Continue Reading

Walmart TIF payments near completion; payoff set for next year

Walmart has been reimbursed for about 93 percent of eligible project costs since the big box retailer was built in 2007 near 175th Street and Interstate 35. This is ahead of the maximum 20-year payback period originally associated with the project. “We are absolutely on schedule; it’s (pay-off) going to be early 2016,” said Laura Continue Reading

Out and about in Gardner

Jason Camis, president, Southwest Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Morrow, Gardner mayor, attended the chamber’s ribbon cutting ceremony at R&K Downtown Café and Betty Lou’s Sweet Shop. R & K is located at 108 S Elm.

LPKC developer expands

Northpoint Development, the master developer for the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), is expanding nationwide. In addition to finding tenants for properties in Edgerton, the company announced last week that it had purchased land near Fort Wayne, Ind. The development company purchased 40 acres in Indiana with options to buy another 84 acres nearby, according Continue Reading

Black Friday draws fewer shoppers, survey finds

Fewer holiday shoppers visited stores and online retailers during Black Friday, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF anticipated dips in Cyber Monday sales as well. The organization estimated that approximately 55.1 percent of holiday shoppers visited brick-and-mortar and virtual stores over Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time frame in 2013, 58.7 percent Continue Reading

Warehouse boom continuing

Ever since the Logisitics Park Kansas City and the Edgerton intermodal opened in late September 2013, there has been ongoing construction work on massive new warehouses. The latest warehouse building going up is on the southeast corner of Waverly Road and 191st Street. Large pre-stressed concrete wall sections started being erected last week. This will Continue Reading

Best of Gardner Reader’s Choice Awards

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Best of Gardner Reader’s Choice Awards as selected by readers of The Gardner News. We had a great response to this special section receiving hundreds of ballots from readers selecting their favorite business, person, place or service in town. This section will include the top three finishers in each category, Continue Reading

Asphalt plant withdraws permit request

Bettis Asphalt and Construction has withdrawn a request for a conditional use permit to build and operate a temporary plant at the rock quarry near Edgerton. Johnson County commissioners were scheduled to consider granting the permit today, Oct. 22, during a commission meeting.  The meeting can be viewed live online.  The meeting begins at 9:30 Continue Reading

Around Town

QUESTION: Land just south of Gas City Convenience Store on Gardner Road recently sold at auction. Who purchased it? ANSWER: Olathe Medical Center, Inc., purchased the 5.69 acre-plot. Stephanie Manning, a spokesperson for Olathe Health Systems, said officials have not yet determined how or if they will develop the property located at 18895 Gardner Road.

Ribbon cutting set for dialysis center

A Fortune 500 company opened in Gardner this summer. DaVita of Gardner opened its doors to its first patients on July 30. The dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. provides a variety of health care services. DaVita offers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. The local dialysis center, Continue Reading