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Archive for Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission

May 24, 2005

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Agenda highlights ¢ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets

Horizon 2020 changes on agenda

Bottom line

Planning commissioners will take public comment on three proposed changes to Horizon 2020, the city and county's comprehensive plan. The commission will consider adopting new chapters that address historic preservation, parks and open space, and transportation.

Background

The new parks and recreation chapter recommends that planners investigate the feasibility of using impact or development fees to purchase new park land and open space. The new transportation chapter recommends all new public and private streets built in the city have sidewalks on both sides. It also calls for sidewalks to be wider than normal in areas where pedestrian traffic is expected to be heavy. All changes to Horizon 2020 will have to be approved by city and county commissioners before they become final.

Other business

  • conduct a public hearing on the proposed capital improvements plan for 2006 to 2011.
  • conduct a public hearing on amending the historic resources chapter of Horizon 2020.
  • conduct a public hearing on amending the parks, recreation and open spaces chapter of Horizon 2020.
  • conduct a public hearing on amending the transportation chapter of Horizon 2020.

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