Don’t plan on an Oread street party just yet.
City commissioners on Tuesday balked at a proposal by the Oread hotel to close a host of streets for street parties that would take place on each Kansas University home football gameday.
Leaders with the Oread told commissioners they think they can keep the majority of the streets near 12th Street and Oread Avenue open to traffic during the street party. Partygoers would be confined to sidewalk and parking areas, and not be allowed in the actual lane of traffic, organizers said.
But commissioners deferred the item, saying they needed more details about the proposed street parties, which would include live music and alcohol sales.
Commissioners heard from several neighbors and one area bar owner who expressed concerns about the Oread idea.
Commissioners did not set a date to hear the proposal again.