Will a busy street corner in East Lawrence get new businesses or remain a relatively open area for drainage and retention of historic character?
Lawrence city commissioners will decide Tuesday night, when they once again consider a site plan to locate a retail area and craftsman's shop at the northeast corner of Ninth and Connecticut streets.
Mike Polk wants to build a 4,800-square-foot building at 406 E. Ninth, currently home to the River City Smokehouse and a residence. He has maintained that the proposal meets all terms of the city code and should be approved.
Neighborhood representatives, however, disagree. They have said the businesses would increase traffic, not blend in with the neighborhood and harm area drainage.