To the editor:
Our city missed a really good site for the Lawrence Arts Center. And although it is a nice structure, the Riverfront Mall would have provided already existing rooms for dance and study plus an excellent view of the eagles and the river - and it had parking!
Now we are contemplating yet another big expenditure by building a larger library. Why we spend so much taxpayer money on consultants and decline their advice is beyond me.
The site of the proposed library by the river in one of our parks gets my vote, but we already have that site. Yes, the Riverfront Mall. Evicting all residents now occupying the mall, save Sunflower Cable, would allow a beautiful building site for our public library. And it has parking! Children's reading rooms and adult reading/coffee rooms, activity and art rooms ... I can see it now. With some renovation (much less than a new building) a great city library could have the best seat in town.
All of the media would be centered in the same area of town. The newspaper, the library, and the cable TV news and service.
Is Lawrence really ready for a sensible solution to this problem?