Fifteen proposed amendments to Plan '95 dealing with issues involving a Target Department Store proposed for 33rd and Iowa streets will be considered next month by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Two sets of proposed amendments, six submitted by Myles Schachter, a member of Downtown Lawrence Inc., and nine submitted by Steve Sublett, a representative of Nieder Acres residents, reached the planning office by a 5 p.m. Thursday deadline set by the commission at its meeting Wednesday night, according to the planning staff.
The 5 p.m. Thursday deadline was set so the amendments could be published at least 20 days before the Aug. 25 public hearing.
Sheila Stogsdill, a city-county planner, said she has not had time to evaluate the amendments to see if they conflict in any way.
Earl Reineman, president of Downtown Lawrence Inc., said today that Schachter, a downtown business owner who is also a planning consultant, wrote his amendments based on a agreement reached between Target, Downtown Lawrence Inc. and several community organization about limited commercial development in Nieder Acres.
"Due to the time constraints, there wasn't time for the groups to discuss the details of the proposed amendment before it was submitted," Reineman said. "So I'm sure that the individual organization will study the proposed amendments and determine the level of support."
Sublett could not be reached this morning about his amendments.