October 24, 2014

Edgerton council OKs site plan for Logistics Park warehouse

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com
Edgerton City Council members on July 29 gave the OK to the site plan for a 312,000-square-foot warehouse that will eventually be part of the long-awaited KC Logistics Park.
Council members also voted to rezone the land on which it will sit from agricultural to business park. The structure would be located on 16 acres — 1,450 feet south of U.S. 56 on Waverly Road.
The warehouse would be owned by Demdaco, a Leawood-based business that specializes in the production and distribution of figurines and other collectibles. But the company has several other Kansas City metro area cities vying for the chance to host the warehouse, and it has yet to select a site for the building. Among those cities is Belton, Mo., which already is home to the Richards Gebaur Intermodal International Freight Center. Edgerton City Administrator David Dillner said Demdaco has not indicated when it will decide on a location for its warehouse.
Planning Consultant Roger Kroh addressed the council on two primary concerns that the Planning Commission and city staff have identified regarding the proposed placement of the warehouse and its close proximity to Waverly Road. Kroh said the warehouse’s location in regards to Waverly could prevent an underpass or overpass at the north railroad tracks if it is determined that such a structure is eventually needed.
“We wanted to make sure there was some room left, so if we needed an underpass or an overpass later, it could be done,” Kroh explained.

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