Danedri Thompson
County commissioners adopted planning regulations to address businesses that store shipping containers in Johnson County.
Paul Greeley, county planner, told commissioners county planners anticipate several businesses may want to develop property to store truck chassis and rail storage containers once the BNSF intermodal is up and running in Edgerton. The intermodal hub is expected to open in September 2013.
“Presently regulations don’t address businesses in storing chassis,” Greeley said during a commission meeting on Feb. 9.
The new standards require that container storage businesses locate in areas zoned for industrial use. They also must apply for conditional use permits. The containers can only be stacked five high.
Greeley said Edgerton is adopting its own standards for such businesses.
“These does not apply to the city of Edgerton. This is outside in case someone comes in and chooses not to annex into Edgerton, we would have rules in place,” Greeley explained.
In other business, county commissioners:
• approved a conditional use permits for oversized accessory buildings at 20925 S. Clare Rd. and at 19880 Antioch Rd.
• re-zoned a plat at 9010 W. 199th St. from planned residential neighborhood to rural district.