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City of Edgerton helps us celebrate World Town Planning Day

This city of Edgerton joined us to celebrate the important work of planning today. The BOCC proclaimed Nov. 12, 2015 as “World Town Planning Day.” City of Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts joined our 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 our communities and environment and to celebrate our accomplishments in making collective decisions concerning our cities and region that bring quality and meaning to our lives.

Our 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. Mayor Roberts said that the City of 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+ acre future park site is located between Edgerton and Gardner in southeast Johnson County.

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) has scheduled a planning open house as one of the initial steps in the master planning process for Big Bull Creek Park.  The open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, at New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway.  Multiple stations will feature a variety of plan strategies and sketch concepts for consideration and feedback, and there will also be activities for children. 

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.