October 13, 2015

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

Members of the public were introduced to the new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility during a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17. During the ceremony, Chuck Burriss, general director hub and facility operations for BNSF, said the intermodal is currently in phase 2, and 65 percent of the volume has been transferred from Argentine to the Edgerton facility. Continue Reading

BNSF truck burns near intermodal

Police and firefighters responded to a blaze near U.S. 56 Highway and Four Corners Road in Edgerton at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon. According to a contractor on the intermodal project, the source of thick, black smoke that blanketed a pocket of the highway was a BNSF truck. The location complicated the response of Continue Reading

Groundbreaking set for DeLong facility at intermodal

The DeLong Company will host a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction on its warehouse project on April 22. The grain-exporting company will build warehouse facility on 8 acres near the intermodal. It is the first tenant of the Logistics Park Kansas City. The groundbreaking will include a project overview by NorthPoint Development Vice President Continue Reading

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 amends the original financing agreements for the intermodal project. Initially inked as an arrangement between Continue Reading

Resident complains about ‘mud road’ in Edgerton

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Residents of 191st Street are none too happy with the city of Edgerton’s decision to designate the road for heavy haul to accommodate intermodal clients. “We have a mud road,” resident Rob Shippy told the council on Sept 27. “My issue with this is that nobody took the homes into account on Continue Reading

Island annexation request withdrawn

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Johnson County Commissioners rescinded a public hearing and vote they had scheduled on June 14 for an island annexation request from the city of Edgerton. Commissioners said the property’s owner — who wanted to build a container storage facility on the property to serve the intermodal —  withdrew the request. The Johnson Continue Reading

County signs on to freight district study

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Johnson County Commission has signed on with the cities of Gardner and Edgerton, the Mid-America Regional Council and the Kansas Department of Transportation in funding a study of the Southwest Johnson County Freight District. Commissioners approved the agreement as part of its consent agenda on March 22. The freight district study Continue Reading

Eilert presents State of the County Address

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The KC Logistics Hub in Edgerton was a highlight of Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert’s State of the County Address on March 27. Eilert said the project is 50 percent complete and is due to open in late 2013. “There are about 150 construction workers, of which 90 percent are local Continue Reading

Intermodal bids come in below estimates

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Construction bids for road improvements serving the intermodal logistics park came in below estimates, Johnson County Commissioners were told Feb. 2. Hannes Zacharias, county manager, said bids were opened by the Kansas Department of Transportation on Jan. 19. The bids for the county’s share of improvements to 191st Street, Homestead Lane and Continue Reading

State of Kansas weighs in on intermodal

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt weighed in on the Intermodal project last week filing a brief with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver asking justices to reject a lawsuit to block construction of the project. The lawsuit, filed by environmental groups, including Hillsdale Environmental Loss Protection (HELP) and the National Continue Reading