April 16, 2014

BNSF, Edgerton to work with new developer; Allen Group-KC out

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

The Allen Group of Kansas City will no longer serve as the developer of the Logistics Park of Kansas City, the planned warehouse development adjacent to the Edgerton Intermodal.

Edgerton officials approved an agreement March 28 that …

Planners approve Allen Group site plans

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Four agenda items relating to the BNSF Intermodal project were the topics of discussion at the Edgerton Planning Commission meeting on March 12.
The commission approved a Preliminary Plat Plan and Preliminary Site …

Consultants discuss anticipated intermodal growth with public officials

Graphics courtesy of Southwest Johnson County Area Plan

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A team of consultants anticipates between 12 million and 16 million square feet of warehouse development in southwest Johnson County related to the intermodal. However, it may be years, decades even, before all of the development arrives.…

Industrial boom

A real estate sign markets land near the intermodal for development. Mounds of dirt and road closed markers show progress near Four Corners Road and Waverly where work is underway to build an interchange. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Drivers and nosy neighbors can’t get too close to ongoing development near the intermodal. However, work is underway on the project, which is set to open in the fall of 2013. Meanwhile, real estate signs marketing developable land are becoming …

Train derails near Edgerton

Mark Taylor
Special to The Gardner News
A BNSF freight train partially derailed south of 207th Street in Edgerton on Feb. 28.
Andy Williams, director of public affairs for BNSF, said the derailment involved one set of wheels on

Planners consider billboard, DeLong Co.

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton Planning Commissioners tabled a public hearing for a conditional-use permit that would allow a lighted billboard sign on the southwest corner of 199th Street and Homestead Lane at 20080 Homestead Lane.
The …

Edgerton approves annexation, issues IRBs related to intermodal

An early rendering of the BNSF intermodal facility. File graphic

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton City Council members approved several items related to the BNSF intermodal on Feb. 14.
Two separate business items concerning an annexation request by the Schlagel Family LLC were the council’s most discussed …

The Allen Group searches for new leader

Patrick Robinson

Despite changes at the top of the Allen Group, the developer for the Logistics Park of Kansas City (LPKC) to be attached to the intermodal in Edgerton, officials for the company anticipate signing new tenants in 2013.
“We are moving …

New Edgerton logo to be placed on water tower

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The city of Edgerton’s new logo will soon be placed on the water tower on Edgerton Road.
The city council approved the $6,700 expenditure on Oct. 11.
The logo will be placed as part of the tower’s …

Residents complain about train whistles

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Several Gardner residents complained to the city council Oct. 1 about “excessive noise” from train whistles on the west side of town.
“I’m pretty much a prisoner in my own house,” one resident told the council.
Another …