Growth continues in both Gardner and Edgerton during 2016.
Gardner issued 86 residential permits thru October of 2016, compared to a total of 62.
“Gardner is thrilled to see our city’s growth rate accelerating year over year,” said Chris Morrow, mayor. “While we are very pleased with the building permit numbers for 2016, we anticipate more residential and commercial building permits in 2017 and beyond.”
Edgerton has issued 45 residential permits so far, compared to 51 in 2015. One of the residential permits was for new construction.
However, Edgerton’s commercial and industrial growth have continued to explode.
“2016 has been a record year for the City of Edgerton with approximately 4 million square feet of new, state-of-the-art industrial warehouse space constructed and occupied,” said Donald Roberts, mayor. “For 2017, Edgerton expects the pace of construction for industrial projects to continue and hopes to compliment that construction with new commercial and residential construction projects.”
Edgerton’s commercial and industrial permits have increased from 29 in 2015 to 37 so far this year.
Gardner has also seen commercial growth. Permits considered commercial with valuations $250,000 or more include:
Remodel – Senior Center, 128 E Park Street
Remodel-GE High School, 425 N Waverly Rd
New-Orscheln’s, 18710 Gardner Road
Remodel-Daycare Facility, 980 E Santa Fe Street
At the Dec. 7 Gardner’s city council approved a memorandum of understanding with Heartland Family Farms, LLC. Heartland wants to develop a 2 million square foot warehouse, manufacturing and distribution facility on a triangular shaped, 123 acre piece of land located on the east side of Four Corners Road and the south side of 183rd Street.