Donald Roberts, Edgerton mayor, was present to accept a proclamation from the Johnson County Board of County Commission proclaiming “World Town Planning Day.” Also present were members of the county planning department. Photo courtesy of jocoks.org

Donald Roberts, Edgerton mayor, was present to accept a proclamation from the Johnson County Board of County Commission proclaiming “World Town Planning Day.” Also present were members of the county planning department. Photo courtesy of jocoks.org

Don Roberts, Edgerton mayor was present when the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Nov. 12, 2015 as “World Town Planning Day.” Roberts joined the county department of planning and codes to accept the proclamation.
“World Town Planning Day” is an opportunity to highlight the contribution sound planning makes to the quality of communities and environment and to celebrate accomplishments in making collective decisions concerning cities and regions that bring quality and meaning to our lives.
The planning department has been instrumental in helping the city of Edgerton with development of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway and the surrounding Logistics Park KC.
Roberts said that Edgerton has experienced 4.3 million square feet of industrial growth in two years.
Also planned for the area near Edgerton is the development of Big Bull Creek Park. The 1,900 plus acre future park site is located between Edgerton and Gardner.
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) held a planning open house as one of the initial steps in the master planning process for Big Bull Creek Park.
JCPRD began purchasing the land for what will become the district’s fourth large regional park after voters approved acquisition funding through a special referendum in November, 1998. The park’s master plan will be completed next spring, and phased development is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2017. For more information visit jocoks.org.