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Archive for Wednesday, March 18, 1998

APARTMENT COMPLEX PLANS BACK FOR REVIEW

March 18, 1998

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Evolving plans for a new apartment complex next door to a landmark mansion will be up for review once again Thursday night.

The city's Historic Resources Commission (HRC) is scheduled to review plans for apartments to be located north of the Ludington-Thacher House, 1613 Tenn., which is listed as a landmark on the local and National Register of Historic Places.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.

Southwind Capital L.L.C., which has a contract to buy the land, wants to raze existing rental homes at 1605-1611 Tenn., and 1608 Edge Hill Road. The homes would be replaced with apartments developed by Southwind, a company headed by Doug Compton, a former Lawrence city commissioner.

Compton and members of the HRC have been discussing plans for months. The latest round came Feb. 19, when HRC members told him to consider saving one of the houses, reducing the amount of parking and possibly even reducing the number of proposed apartments.

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