December 20, 2014

Edgerton approves container storage lot

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Edgerton City Council members approved a shipping container storage lot during at Sept. 26 meeting.
The storage lot will be located on the northeast corner of Waverly and 191st Street.
As part of the approval process, the council rezoned the 30-acre parcel from rural to logistics park zoning.
Edgerton annexed the property at a previous meeting. The land sits on the east side of Waverly Road, which Gardner and Edgerton councils once debated using as a dividing line between the two cities. However, the two cities never formally adopted an annexation agreement detailing future boundaries.
During the 30-minute council meeting Sept. 30, Edgerton council members also approved a final plat and a conditional permit that will allow the parcel’s owners to run a cargo storage lot there.
“They’re going to start small and do a parking facility,” city administrator Beth Linn told council members.
The property owners intend to build a five-plus acre asphalt parking lot to house storage containers within the next month or so. They are targeting a Nov. 15 date to open the storage container business.
Linn said as part of the development agreement, the owners have agreed they will participate in a benefit district in the future to make improvements to Waverly Road. In the meantime, Linn said the property will be served by a gravel Waverly Road.

Comments

  1. Judith Rogers says:

    Another no-winner for citizens. This 30 acre parcel of land will create very little in property taxes since we will only get taxes on the land and if they get their 65 or 75% tax incentive on top of that it will truly only be a non-paying eyesore. I can see them stacking 2 or 3 containers and probably with no fence around this 30 acres. Slimy politicians really stick it to citizens and it doesn’t bother them in the least. Tell me again how great the intermodal project is and will be for the area and its citizens………

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