February 6, 2016

Zoning board OKs warehouse plan

Mark Taylor
The Southwest Johnson County Consolidated Zoning Board unanimously approved development plans for a 24,000 square foot warehouse on Aug. 22.
Riverbend Transfer, an agricultural animal feed shipping company, plans to build the warehouse on seven acres near 166th Street and Moonlight Road at New Century AirCenter.
“We are supportive of this (project),” Lee Metcalfe, director of the Johnson County Airport Commission, told the zoning board.  “It is in our development, and it does meet our development standards.”
The site was previously occupied by a cement product distributor.
Metcalfe said the company will ship regionally grown grain to the Pacific Rim in Asia.
Grain would be delivered to the warehouse via the New Century rail and then repackaged into containers that would be trucked to the intermodal logistics park in Edgerton.
The company will operate five trucks.
The approval is contingent upon 10 stipulations ranging from lighting standards to landscaping to security fencing.
Johnson County Commissioners will have final say on the development plans at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 27.

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