The Douglas County Commission in effect killed a proposed 275-acre industrial park plan for north of Lawrence. In a 3-0 decision, the commission said the city of Lawrence should not annex the land for two main reasons: potential drainage problems and traffic safety threats. Others had opposed the move on the plat near Midland because they said it would take valuable farming land out of production.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
January 30, 2008