February 11, 2016

Council Oct. 1 agenda now available

Gardner City Council members will consider canceling the Gardner Spillway Improvement Project at its meeting on Oct. 1. They will also be asked to approve utility easements related to the construction of a QuikTrip store in town. A complete copy of the city council agenda can be viewed here. The meeting will be at 7 Continue Reading

QuikTrip plans still in the works

QuikTrip developers provided a rendering of the store they propose to build in Gardner. Rendering courtesy of the city of Gardner Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com There’s no truth to the rumors that a planned QuikTrip Convenience store in Gardner is being scrapped. Amy Kynard, Gardner city planner, told planning commissioners that as far as she knows Continue Reading

Zoning appeals board considers gas stations’ requests

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gas station representatives plead their cases for variances from city code during a Gardner Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Tuesday night. The March 6 meeting was the first gathering of the group since October 2010. Three members of the five member board listened to staff presentations, consultants and opposition on a variety Continue Reading

Commission approves preliminary plans for Gardner QuikTrip

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Planning commissioners approved a preliminary plat and a site plan for a QuikTrip convenience store in Gardner as part of the consent agenda on Tuesday night. The store would be built just between the Casey’s General Store and Walgreens Store on East Main Street. As part of the project, the store owners Continue Reading

Stacks of tracks

Staff photo by Mark Taylor Railroad tracks are stacked up at the corner of Sycamore and Warren streets as workers prepare to install new tracks that will allow trains to enter and exit the intermodal logistics park in Edgerton. The intermodal, which has one warehouse tenant identified so far, is slated to open in late Continue Reading