Topeka, Kan. – Major development projects are steering new opportunities and economic growth to Kansas. D&J Land and Development, of Hays, and Brown Stone 3 Development, of

Topeka, are building three multi-million dollar complexes in the state that include deluxe travel plazas, hotels, restaurants, retail, RV parks and truck washes.

The three sites are adjacent to high-traffic sections of Kansas interstate and highway routes.

They will add jobs and tax revenue for the area surrounding each development. The locations include:


Edgerton – 43 acres at the northwest corner of Homestead Lane and Interstate 35. The project is expected to include a Comfort Inn and Hilton Garden Inn. The restaurants and retail planned for the site have not been announced. Pending final approval by the city council, D&J Land/Brown Stone 3 expect to break ground on the travel plaza this spring and open the doors next fall. In addition, D&J Land/Brown Stone 3 are donating fiveacres of land to Johnson County which will be the site of a new municipal building that houses fire officials, the sheriff’s department and EMT professionals.

 Hays – 30 acres along Interstate 70 at the same exit as Fort Hays State University. The project includes a deluxe travel plaza, two hotels and restaurants with the potential for new housing developments.

Pittsburg – 20 acres on Highway 69 adjacent to the Kansas Crossing Casino. This project features a deluxe travel plaza, RV park, restaurants and a city park. Dan Hess, of D&J Land, and Johnny Brown, of Brown Stone 3, serve as managing partners of these ventures. Brown says the impact of the projects goes beyond construction by creating a total of 400 new jobs, $2 million of new property tax revenue annually and another $5 million of added sales tax revenue each year.

“We are excited to offer new opportunities to these three locations in Kansas, both for those who live and work in the area as well as travelers,” Brown said. “These projects will help to meet some major needs currently facing these communities in addition to the industries that do business there. With cooperation from our municipal partners, we are diligently working to move forward as quickly as possible.”

D&J Land/Brown Stone 3 have more than 100 years of combined ownership and management experience in the industry. In addition to other projects in Kansas, the development group is also working on ventures in Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and Iowa.