Shawnee City Council Denies XPO Trucking Facility Request

The Shawnee City Council voted 7-1 on a rezoning request for XPO's planned 180,000-square-foot-plus facility along Kansas 7 Highway. Photo credit: Shutterstock (Larich).

Posted June 4, 2024

The Shawnee City Council has denied the rezoning request from the trucking company XPO, which planned to bring a 180,000-square-foot-plus trucking facility in northwest Shawnee.

The rezoning request of 45 acres from agricultural to planned industrial in the 22400 block of W. 43rd Street from Connecticut-based XPO was denied. City Council members ultimately voted 7-1.

Representatives from XPO gave a presentation to the council regarding a noise impact study for the development site. The study was prepared by the engineering consulting firm Henderson Engineers and found the XPO facility would not violate City noise codes or industry standards.

The facility would also work on a 24-hour work cycle.

The trucking facility would include a 152,236-square-foot truck terminal and a 31,685-square-foot maintenance building. The terminal would span 1,671 feet wide, capable of accommodating 291 dock terminals on the north and south sides of the building.

The facility would have supported 80 full-time employees spread over five years. It was also expected to have a similar volume to XPO’s Kansas City site, which employs 340 people.

The rezoning request was previously reviewed by the Shawnee City Council in February. At that meeting, members remanded the proposal and sent it back to the planning commission for additional consideration.