RDA board recommends Quik Trip development near Flint Hills Technical College Featured

By Tagan Trahoon and Chuck Samples December 11, 2020 622
RDA board recommends Quik Trip development near Flint Hills Technical College Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

Quik Trip may be coming to Emporia if plans recommended by the Regional Development Association's Board of Directors come to fruition.

The RDA board discussed a Community Improvement District package that would bring Quik Trip to part of the Debauge-Krueger property tract just west of the Flint Hills Technical College main campus near 18th and Graphic Arts. Less than 10 acres would be involved, with the development including an access road to the north roundabout connecting Interstate 35 to the Kansas Turnpike and US Highway 50 if approved.

RDA President Kent Heerman says QT would be a welcomed addition to the Emporia community given its notoriety on a national scale.


The CID application brings with it a one percent sales tax which Heerman says will help to generate some additional income within the community once the highway service center is established. Heerman adds it will likely see an increase in traffic through Emporia as it will provide an additional access point from the Kansas Turnpike into the city.

The recommendation will now go before Emporia City Commissioners for additional conversation and possible approval. Word on when the document will be taken up by commissioners has yet to be announced.

Following the board's regular meeting, the RDA held its annual membership and reorganizational meetings. During this time Jon Geitz was elected to serve as board Chairman with Jamie Sauder selected to serve as Vice-Chairman.

The board also approved a one-percent salary increase for Heerman for 2021 following a brief executive session.

The RDA Board will next convene in January for its monthly meeting at the Trusler Business Center.

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