February 6, 2016

Edgerton council debates, discusses Bull Creek Park improvements

Rick Poppitz Special to The Gardner News On Jan. 28, in a meeting that lasted over three hours, the Edgerton City Council considered a variety of agenda items including a Johnson County Parks and Recreation draft version of a master plan for developing Big Bull Creek Park. Council members viewed a map which shows proposed Continue Reading

New overpass

Construction has reached the halfway mark on a new motor vehicle overpass on Waverly Road just west of Gardner. The bridge being built spans the lead tracks serving the BNSF Railway’s Logistics Park Kansas City intermodal center, which opened two years ago. This photo shows one of six 145-foot long pre-stressed concrete I-beams that were Continue Reading

State announces finalists for project that could compete with intermodal

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A state committee has selected seven finalists for a proposed Kansas transload shipping center. The Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority Transload Facility Site Analysis team selected locations in Abilene, Concordia, El Dorado, Garden City, Great Bend and an industrial park south of Parsons, and Norton, from 111 proposals submitted Continue Reading

Edgerton, Flexsteel Industries to host community career open house June 4

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Since the intermodal opened for business, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts said people have been asking: where are the jobs? They’ve been there all along, Roberts said, but now residents will have an opportunity to apply and ask questions about logistics training at a one-stop job shop. Flexsteel is hosting a community career Continue Reading

BNSF to upgrade track switching at intermodal, invest $103m in KS

BNSF Railway Company plans to improve switching efficiency at the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) through a yard track expansion. The upgrades at Edgerton will be part of an estimated $103 million BNSF anticipates spending on rail maintenance and capacity improvements throughout the state. In addition to track expansion in Edgerton, BNSF will also construct Continue Reading

City to partner with JCCC for logistics education center

Edgerton will partner with Johnson County Community College and several other public and private entities to create a logistics training center, the Kansas City Business Journal reported on Feb. 12. Officials made the formal announcement at a Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation’s (SWJCEDC) dinner Feb. 11. Along with Edgerton, JCCC, NorthPoint Development, Workforce Partnership, Continue Reading

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

City to make heavy-haul improvements to Waverly

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton will upgrade Waverly Road making it usable for heavy haul traffic. The $30 million road improvements will be financed via a gift from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and a dedicated local utility sales tax collected from Logistics Park of Kansas City (LPKC) tenants. Beth Linn, Edgerton City Administrator, said Continue Reading

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

Tractor company to locate warehouse in LPKC

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A marketer of tractor machinery and equipment last night announced it will open a distribution center in Edgerton. Kubota Tractor will open a 450,000 square-foot warehouse at Logistics Park-Kansas City. Kubota will be a tenant in a portion of a 765,000-square-foot building on the southeast corner of 191st Street and Waverly Road. Continue Reading