October 8, 2015

Consultants present southwest county plan

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A team of consultants presented a final of draft of the Southwest Johnson County Comprehensive Plan to public officials, Aug. 28. The plan seeks to create a road map for future growth related to the intermodal project. The plan is a year-long joint project between Gardner, Edgerton, Johnson County, and the Kansas Continue Reading

Logistics Park KC to host community open house

The Logistics Park Kansas City will host a community open house on Oct. 5. Members of the public are invited to see the warehouse and distribution centers under construction at the logistics park. Hamburgers, chips and drinks will be served. Attendees should take U.S. 56 east to 199th Street and then take Four Corners Road. Continue Reading

Free informational intermodal sessions offered

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton citizens and local stakeholders are invited to attend a series of classes about the intermodal project. Classes will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday nights for four weeks. Citizens aren’t required to attend all classes. The first class, set for Sept. 9, will be taught by BNSF, the Continue Reading

Gardner, Edgerton to offer info classes

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner and Edgerton have announced classes that will inform residents about local projects and departments. Edgerton will offer a class on Mondays entitled “Intermodal 101.” The four-week class will allow the city to showcase the intermodal project. Topics for the session include “What is the intermodal and how has distribution and logistics Continue Reading

Edgerton to discuss heavy haul corridor

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Edgerton council members will consider creating a heavy haul corridor near the intermodal. The governing body discussed the idea during a council meeting on Aug. 8. When it opens this fall, heavy haul traffic will be routed down a newly-improved, two-lane 191st Street. Johnson County provided the funding for upgrading the then Continue Reading

Edgerton approves fee payment for warehouse

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Members of the Edgerton City Council approved a resolution that established bond fees and a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) plan for a warehouse to be constructed on the northwest corner of 191st Street and Waverly Road. The 326,650 square-foot warehouse will be leased to Demdaco, a gift importer. The company has agreed to lease Continue Reading

Police officer trains for inspection duties

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Robert Huff is watching the trucks that race through town. The 8-year veteran of the Gardner Police Department recently attended training that will allow him to rigorously inspect truck traffic, and hopefully insure that the trucks passing through town are safe and under maximum weight. His training, provided free of charge by Continue Reading

Importer announces plans to relocate at intermodal

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Demdaco will re-locate to Edgerton after all, Logistics Park Kansas City officials announced June 26. The Lenexa-based gift importer renewed its lease for warehouse space in North Kansas City at the end of 2010 after an extensive search for warehouse space that included Edgerton. At the time, Demdaco sought a 312,000 square-foot Continue Reading

Decreased utility values hit Edgerton’s bottom line

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Appraised property values in Johnson County are on the rise, city administrator Beth Linn told Edgerton City Council members June 27. However, overall appraised value of Edgerton is down 6.3 percent. In order to garner the same amount of revenue the city generated through property taxes last year, the council would need Continue Reading

Intermodal developer purchases KCI buildings

Northpoint isn’t only developing warehouses in Edgerton. The company, which serves as the developer for the Logistics Park Kansas City adjacent to the BNSF intermodal, recently purchased 240,000 square-feet of industrial buildings near the Kansas City International airport. According to the Kansas City Business Journal, Northpoint has raised more than $200 million since it was Continue Reading