Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Architecture institute awards grant to city

February 14, 2006


City commissioners will get a set of outside eyes to help them begin a process to create a new vision for the community.

The American Institute of Architects announced Monday that Lawrence was one of eight cities selected to participate in its Sustainable Design Assessment Team grant program.

The award will bring a team of architects and other planning professionals to the community this year to help the city develop a road map for creating a new vision to guide growth and other development matters.

The grant will bring $15,000 worth of in-kind services to the community. The city will be responsible for matching the grant with $5,000 worth of funding or in-kind services to support the team.

Other cities chosen were New Orleans; Syracuse, N.Y.; Longview, Wash.; Guemes Island, Wash.; Northeast, Mich.; Northern, Nev.; and Hagerstown, Md.


mcoan 12 years, 3 months ago

This is pretty great news. I hope there are some urban planners on the team, as Lawrence needs outside urban planning more than anything else...planning that is in the interests of ALL citizens, not just those in the housing industry.

mcoan 12 years, 3 months ago

"And I hope that this team spends at least a little time thinking about what those in the housing industry might need."

Yeah, because the needs of contractors and developers are never considered by city hall. PUHLEASE! Developers and builders have run Lawrence since the 1960s.

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