EDGERTON, Kan. – Tonight the Edgerton City Council approved the conceptual plan for a new housing development in Edgerton, the first in almost two decades.

Developer Rausch Coleman plans to build approximately 275 homes on just over 80 acres on the southwest corner of Braun and 8th Street. This development offers new housing opportunities for our growing work force, seniors looking for lower maintenance, and Edgerton families that want newer homes with updated amenities.

“This is a project that has been years in the making,” says ElevateEdgerton! President James Oltman. “Four years ago, we sat down with Rausch Coleman for the first time and started working on a project that would be transformative for the Edgerton community. Tonight is the culmination of a lot of hard work. It’s a tremendous night for the City of Edgerton.”

“Residents have been telling me for years that housing is a top priority. This project will offer opportunities for first-time homebuyers, growing families, and seniors to join our beautiful community, as well as new homes for Edgerton families whose needs have changed and want to stay here,” says Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts. “We’re thrilled that Rausch Coleman is investing in the future of Edgerton.”

Rausch Coleman has been working closely with ElevateEdgerton!, the city of Edgerton, and their consulting engineer, SMH Consultants, on the project to create a highly walkable, connected plan that will continue Edgerton’s strong commitment to that small-town, neighborly feel. The project will be built in four phases. Phase I consists of approximately 80 lots. The new neighborhood includes a walking trail, playground area, and sidewalks throughout. Construction is expected to begin 2023 with new home construction commencing in the fourth quarter of that year.

Rausch Coleman Homes Division Manager, Shawn Cheever, is a KS native and will oversee the home construction after the lots are developed: “As a 15+ year resident of Kansas, I am proud to lead our Kansas City Division in driving down the cost of new home ownership. This project is only our second self-entitled development in the state and we are very excited to get underway.”