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That corner looks like a potential auxiliary parking lot for the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.
Yes it does. BUT try getting that past either the neighborhood association or the historical committee. NOT going to happen. They could not even turn an EMPTY lot into a parking lot a couple of years ago.
Let us meet here in 18 months and see what actually happens to the property.
I foresee a renovation of the wagon barn, demolition of the house, and a parking lot for visitors to the barn and set-aside spaces for the City.
And the East siders wonder why adding new stuff to that part of town is never considered. Kinda like a dog with an old bone, dog does not want the bone, but doesn't want another dog to have it either.
No, it got turned into affordable housing.
That won't happen the granolas don't want a parking lot in east Lawrence. The city will give it or lease it long term to Tenant's to Homeowner's who will spend 1 million dollars to rebuild a house worth $135,000.00. Then sell it to an "underpriveledged" buyer for $56,000.00. IF you don't believe me save this blog and watch.
Hysterical society, please. The motto " If it's old, it's clearly worth saving" is the exact reason 1) We can't free the market and re-build portions of this town that need some 'freshening up' and 2) my fridge smells
There are some crafts people in this town that most certainly can restore that property into one beautiful piece of property. Absolutely.
Then why haven't they done so?
Because it hasn't been up for sale for them to do so?
They need to be hired by the property owners.
Correct. Of course, then your statement could apply to every property in town that needs work done to it. All that is lacking here is money and desire on the part of the property owner. How do you propose to change that so the local craftspeople can come in and restore the property, as your original post suggests?
Did you not actually read the story?
The last sentence suggests the commission will create a process. What process was Merrill suggesting that will get craftspeople in and do now what apparently hasn't been done for years. Will this be done by volunteers? By the Historical society? By the city? Will a grant be submitted somewhere in the hopes of getting funds? Details.
If the, what ever group, demands that this property be saved and restored...then get off your butts, form a restoration group and meet up on Saturdays and fix it yourselves. Otherwise, tear the damn thing down or lean on the property owners to fix it. The city has no business with this dump.
good traffic access.
shouldn't be a problem.
The city will give it or lease it long term to Tenant's to Homeowner's for $1.00 per year, who will spend 1 million dollars to rebuild a house worth $135,000.00. Then sell it to an "underpriveledged" buyer for $56,000.00. IF you don't believe me save this blog
I call this the twisted Halo effect.
Why does the Court House need more parking as Did_I_say_that suggests. A better solution to that problem, require the City and County to move a bunch of those seldom/frequently used patrol cars to an offsite location, say to the the East 11th Street Maintenance area. Many of the vehicles I mentioned look like they are wleded to the ground, as they never move.
Again, hell has frozen over and it's pretty balmy outside. I agree with consumer1.
The house just down the street from there (1124?) was renovated by a partnership between some organization and Tenant's to Homeowner's. In my opinion a rather bad job was done on the inside, outside looks OK. The people from Tenant's to Homeowner's wouldn't ever tell me exactly what it cost, but it was obvious from the information I did get that it was way more than a new house could have been built for.
Again my opinion, but I don't think any of the buildings at 1106 are worth keeping and with the narrow street, traffic and parking is a nightmare during the work day or when something is going on at the park. I'm surprised there haven't been worse accidents with the police pealing out of there.
it would make a really nice sculpture garden annex/pocket park/place for cultural district sign
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