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Archive for Monday, June 18, 2007

Planning commissioners to look at new Wal-Mart

June 18, 2007

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Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioners will have a preliminary discussion about plans for a new Wal-Mart in northwestern Lawrence at their June 25 meeting.

Planning commissioners will consider whether new plans submitted by the retailer for the northwestern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive are substantially different from previous plans that were rejected by the City Commission. Planning rules dictate that a developer can not resubmit plans that have been rejected unless a substantial amount of time has passed.

The new set of plans do include several changes, including removing an apartment complex from the site and replacing it with a large native grass area.

If planning commissioners determine that the plan is substantially different from the one previously rejected, the Planning Commission will set a public hearing date for the plan in July.

Comments

Richard Heckler 7 years, 6 months ago

Mayor Hack has removed enough practical thinkers to sway the vote her way. There are now 7 Wal-Mart votes waiting to raise their hands.

Too bad substantial urban planning background and/or knowledge of economic displacement are not required to be on the planning commission.

Oracle_of_Rhode 7 years, 6 months ago

Oh, please spare our fair city from this economic, moral and karmic blight -- the devil disguised as a retail store.

blackwalnut 7 years, 6 months ago

The pretend native grass area: it's there to pretend the plan is substantially different, and it is a placeholder for the apartment complex they will add as soon as they get their stinkin' foot in the door.

Let the lawsuit proceed.

Mayor Hack cannot be objective since her husband gets money from the landowners at 6th/Wak.

Mike Dever cannot be objective since he has received business from the landowners at 6th/Wak.

If these two recuse themselves as they must, there will no longer be a quorum. Let the thing go to court.

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