Any one moving to Gardner, Kansas?

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Home Builder with Brown Midwest, LLC

Our company, Brown Midwest are builders and developers in a small community just outside metropolitian Kansas City named Gardner, Kansas. This small rural city is located in Johnson County which is affluent and proud to have some of the best schools in the nation. This sleepy (but soon to awaken) town is poised to enjoy Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Intermodel project expected to support over 1,000,000 sf of new office/warehouse space for the foreseeable future as business moves here for access to a direct train line to Long Beach, California. This past monday, the "Coleman Company" announced plans to become part of a new logistics center already under contruction by reaching agreement with a commercial developer to build their facility planned to be larger than 1,000,000 sf and bring employment exceding 200...... and this is just the beginning. If you have clients who may be locating here for any reason, we're able to help with homes ranging in price from $175K to $275K in one subdivision and executive housing in a golf course community ranging from $275K to over $500K. We will protect you with any referals you might have. Please keep us in mind if you have someone we can help.

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Justin Ukaoma
Vizion KC - Kansas City, MO
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Sounds like Gardner,KS is becoming another great sububan city of Kansas City.  I will keep you in mind for future reference.  Welcome to ActiveRain.  It's always good to see more local bloggers!

Dec 17, 2008 12:17 AM #1
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Andy Compos

What will it be like living next to a bunch of train tracks? I visited the huge train tracks area in KC, KS and it looked horrible. I couldn't imagine the train traffic, train sirens and extra truck traffic.

Surely Gardner could have brought some other business to town, rather then a train intermodal.

I thought about building a home in Gardner but the intermodal killed the idea for me.

 

Dec 17, 2008 10:47 PM #2
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Gardner Key

Andy, just about all of the intermodal activitiy you see in the KC KS train yard already passes through Gardner.  Once the yard is up, a lot of trains will not go through Gardner.  You are correct on the truck traffice.  In 10 years the volume of trucks will go up significantly.  However, this truck traffic will be south and east of Gardner and very close to 35.  Should change much in Gardner.

Dec 28, 2008 01:30 PM #3
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Gardner Key

Correction of last sentence "Shouldn't change much in Gardner"

Dec 28, 2008 01:31 PM #4
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Gideon A. (Gabe) Brown
Brown Midwest, LLC - Olathe, KS
Brown Midwest, LLC

Gardner Key is correct. The new BNSF Intermodel project is a huge deal for Gardner. It's not so much the BNSF deal but the warehouses that will be built around it to handle the goods coming from the Port of Long Beach and the incvreased employment that is expected. I was on the advisory committee for Gardner where I learned that over 1,000,000 sf of warehouse will be built for the foreseeable future by all sorts of companies who depend on imports from Japan, China, etc. Like all things this has been a long time coming and its uncertain how the down turn in the economy will affect the project but it is expected that the project will come together soon. And as soon as construction begins on the actual intermodel site the other things will fall in line quickly. This will be the largest thing to hit Gardner, Kansas as well as the Kansas City area.

Dec 29, 2008 01:15 AM #5
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Mike Ratliff

I find it very interesting how those who do not live in Gardner think this is such a great deal. However, my home is less than a mile from this thing and 183d runs right behind my house. I find the attitude of those who are all for this to be smug and uncaring. It is as if the city government has sold its soul just for more tax revenue. I moved to Gardner because it was the opposite of what this cause to happen here. I and most people in our area feel betrayed.

Jan 29, 2009 01:07 AM #6
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Gideon A. (Gabe) Brown
Brown Midwest, LLC - Olathe, KS
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Sorry you feel the way you do. The BNSF project is in the interest of just about everyone who lives in Gardner, Kansas, Johnson County and the enitre metropolitian area. This welcome addition while distained by some will bring growth to the city, good paying employment and an improved standard of living. It's unfortunate that some will not be happy but that's why there is such a long review process for approval for such projects.

Jan 29, 2009 01:15 AM #7
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