February 13, 2016

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

The Allen Group searches for new leader

Despite changes at the top of the Allen Group, the developer for the Logistics Park of Kansas City (LPKC) to be attached to the intermodal in Edgerton, officials for the company anticipate signing new tenants in 2013. “We are moving full speed ahead with our efforts to land tenants at LPKC,” Richard Allen, CEO of Continue Reading

Grain company will occupy 8.7 acres on logistics property

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Allen Group has its first tenant in its yet-to-be-constructed logistics park adjacent to the BNSF intermodal site near Edgerton. The DeLong Co., an exporter of containerized grain, closed on the purchase of an 8.7 acre site last Friday. “We’re excited to be a part of the new development with BNSF and Continue Reading

Edgerton takes proactive stance on potential warehouse site

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Demdaco may be just window shopping in Edgerton, but Edgerton officials are moving forward as if the company will be making a purchase. Demdaco, a Leawood-based importer of figurines and collectibles, is shopping for a location for a 312,000 square foot distribution center and warehouse. Edgerton officials are making plans as if Continue Reading

Intermodal debate moves from Gardner to Statehouse

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The debate over BNSF’s logistics hub moved to Topeka this week as supporters and opponents of Senate bill 693 testified before the Kansas Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning. As written, the bill would make the state a credit backer on loans for infrastructure improvements that Gardner city officials say are necessary Continue Reading