Archive for Wednesday, November 4, 1992


November 4, 1992


The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday will consider whether to go ahead with a planning recommendation to allow construction of a new Taco Bell restaurant just east of Checker's grocery store, 23rd and Louisiana.

The commission will meet at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in the city commission meeting room at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.

In November, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted 5-3 to approve the request to rezone the 1.19-acre site at 307 W. 23rd from ``neighborhood shopping'' to ``planned commercial development.''

Here's Tuesday's agenda:


Commissioners will present Lawrence Arts Commission City Enhancement and Cultural Exchange Award to Ardys Ramberg, representing Harvest of Arts; proclaim Dec. 8-14 ``Toys for Tots Remember the Feeling'' week; proclaim Dec. 11 ``Headquarters 23rd Birthday and Volunteer Recognition Day.''

On the consent agenda, commissioners will consider:

Minutes of the previous city commission meeting.

Payment of city expenses.

Drinking establishment licenses for Club Liberty, Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.; American Bistro, 701 Mass.; Fifi's Banquet Connection, 1350 N. Third Street.

Awarding weatherization contracts to: Midwest Insulation, for insulation; Kennedy Glass Inc., for storm windows; and Kaw Specialities, for weather-stripping of doors.

Awarding a $85,240 contract to May Contractors Inc. for a maintenance building.

Setting Dec. 22 as deadline for submitting bids for new furniture for the Building Inspection Department.

An ordinance on final reading removing parking on the east and west sides of Maple Lane (140 feet and 100 feet, respectively), allowing better visibility for children walking in crosswalks behind Kennedy School. Also removed would be parking on both sides of Maple Street, east 125 feet from the east curb of Massachusetts Street; parking from the west side of Maine Street, north 200 feet from the north curb of Fourth Street; and from the south side of Overland Drive, from Monterey Drive to Eldridge Street; and on the east side of Eldridge Street, from Sixth Street to Overland Drive.

An ordinance on final reading to install stop signs at Westbrooke and 15th streets.

An ordinance on final reading to change the speed limit to 20 mph on the Westbrooke Street loop, from the street's east and west intersections with 15th Street.

An ordinance on final reading to extend a loading zone 100 feet past the current zone on the west side of Maine Street, north of Fourth Street.

Adopting on final reading the amended 1988 Uniform Housing Code.

A site plan for relocating Community Mercantile to 901 Miss.

A site plan for an addition to E&E; Specialities, 920 E. Ninth.

A site plan for a warehouse and storage building at the northwest corner of Maple and Mechanic.

A request to annex 13.811 acres for residential development, south of West 15th Street and a half-mile west of Wakarusa Dr.

A request to rezone 72.5 acres, south of West 15th Street and 1/2-mile west of Wakarusa Drive, from A (agricultural) and M-1 (research industrial) to RS-1 (single-family residence).

A request to rezone 33.29 acres, generally east and west of Carmel Drive, from RM-1 (multifamily), RM-D (residence duplex) and RO-1 (residence-office) to RS-2 (single-family residence), to ``clean up'' previous zoning classifications that were not developed as originally zoned. The lots are legally described as: Lot 23, Block 3, and Lots 6-10, Block 5, Alvamar No. 2; Lots 9-20, 24, Alvamar Northwest No. 5; Lots 1-9, 11-22 Alvamar West No. 6; Lot 15 Wimbleton Heights; and remaining unplatted land.

A text amendment to correct Section 20-1610 of the city code, which contains protest procedures for Uses Permitted upon Review.

On the regular agenda, commissioners will:

Conduct a public hearing on a request from Brandon Woods Inc., 15th and Inverness, to refinance its $6 million of multifamily housing development revenue refunding bonds to obtain a lower interest rate.

Consider a recommendation to select ``Confluence,'' an architechtural sculpture by Dan Rockhill, as the Percent for Art piece for Watson Park.

Consider a request to rezone 1.19 acres at 307 W. 23rd, on the south side of the street east of Checker's food store, from C-2 (neighborhood shopping) to PCD-2 (planned commercial development).

Receive a downtown parking study from Walker Parking Consultants and consider setting a study session date.

Consider a charter ordinance that provides a one-mill levy exemption from the state tax-lid law for public transportation purposes.

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