The Johnson County Planning Commission voted unanimously May 31 to recommend that the board of county commissioners not approve an island annexation request by the city of Edgerton.
The city sought county approval to annex property at 17800 Four Corners Road at the request of the property’s owner, who wants to build a container storage lot to serve the intermodal logistics park.
County commissioners will have the final say on the island annexation during their June 14 meeting.
County planning commissioners said they were concerned about the effect the island annexation would have on Gardner’s ability to grow to the west, the impact on nearby residential properties, and traffic.
The property is located about one-half mile from Gardner’s city limits and about eight-tenths of a mile from the intermodal logistics park, which Edgerton had previously annexed.
“If I had a residence anywhere near there, I certainly would be alarmed about the possibility of having container storage (nearby),” said Chris Iliff, county planning commission chairman. “…This just seems to me to be an ill-advised island annexation.”