The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board of directors sent a letter to the Lawrence City Commission on Thursday voicing their opposition to proposed changes to the city's economic development incentives.
The following document is a pdf of a booklet from a Kansas Meeting of the Newcomen Society on Dec. 12, 1991. The booklet includes an introduction by then Kansas University Chancellor Dr. Gene Budig, a detailed history of The Lawrence Journal-World on its 100th anniversary by Dolph Simons Jr. and a history of the United States Bill of Rights by Professor David A. Anderson. Simons’ enclosed speech provides a detailed account of how one of the newspaper industry’s most storied families started and built the Journal-World into one of the country’s most renowned community newspapers.
Steve Evans, president of the University Place Neighborhood Association, distributed a survey to gain feedback from neighbors about the proposed transit hub in Lot 90 of the Kansas University campus, which the neighborhood surrounds.
This draft, released May 24, 2016, shows capital improvement projects planned in Lawrence from 2017 through 2021. The City Commission will decide on any changes to the plan before it passes a 2017 budget in August.
This chart, which correlates with a map, also shown, breaks out the 1,225 tenants housed by the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority, by location. The highest number of individuals and families living in a single tract are in an area bounded by Massachusetts Street to the west and extending as far as Noria Road to the east, 23rd Street to the south and the Kansas River to the north. Most of the families living in that area, 78 percent, are in public housing, versus 22 percent using vouchers.