Sedgwick County to hear request from Costco on planned land acquisition

08/29/2014 2:12 PM

08/29/2014 5:27 PM

Costco has filed a request with Sedgwick County to withdraw the land it is acquiring at Kellogg and Webb from an industrial district created for Beechcraft 35 years ago.

A copy of the request from the retail chain was made available Friday as part of the Sedgwick County Commission’s Wednesday meeting agenda.

The land that Costco plans to acquire is on the northeast corner of Kellogg and Webb and is currently owned by Beechcraft, now part of Textron Aviation.

A legal petition submitted to the county by Costco and Beechcraft said the land is part of a 1,238-acre Beech-Wichita Industrial District that was created and approved by county commissioners in 1979.

Sedgwick County spokeswoman Brittany Clampitt said that the request to be removed from an industrial district is required by state statute.

She said commissioners could vote on the request on Wednesday, once the public hearing on the matter is closed.

Costco’s site plan indicates it plans to put a large store on the northeast corner of the property and a fuel station on the southwest corner of the property. It also shows two entrances to the planned Costco property, one from Webb and one from Kellogg.

Clampitt said Costco’s site comprises about 17 acres.

A Costco official would not comment Friday on the request.

Reach Jerry Siebenmark at 316-268-6576 or jsiebenmark@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @jsiebenmark.

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