Gardner Comprehensive Plan
The City of Gardner, Kansas (part of the Kansas City MSA) experienced tremendous growth during the 1990’s and early 2000’s with its population increasing from 3,000 in 1990 to nearly 20,000 in 2010. Gardner’s previous comprehensive plan was created during the peak of the housing boom and thus planned for significant growth and annexation. Houseal Lavigne Associates was retained to prepare a new comprehensive plan that reflects changing market/economic conditions and future potential of the City.
The plan emphasizes infill development, completion of unfinished subdivisions and improved connectivity as well as long-term plans for growth and annexation including the need for boundary agreements with adjacent communities. The new Comprehensive Plan provides direction as to how the City can leverage key assets including: two regional airports; adjacency to a new intermodal facility and its location with direct access to Interstate 35.