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Archive for Sunday, June 6, 2010

25 years ago: City considering southern Lawrence bypass

June 6, 2010

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Plans for an industrial park and a southern bypass for Lawrence traffic were being discussed in closed meetings by county commissioners. It was unclear whether commissioners were talking about specific sites or simply whether to proceed with further discussions.

City officials met with representatives from Two Crowns Inc., the Texas firm requesting city assistance in building a mall along the riverfront. Meanwhile, Town Center Venture Corporation was still pursuing a project to develop a $41 million, 300,000-square-foot mall project in the 600 block of downtown.

Melissa Brady, rising senior at Lawrence High School, won first place in the Kansas History contest sponsored by the Douglas County Historical Society. The subject of her paper, William Wiedemann, lived in the two-story Vermont Street home where Melissa and her family currently lived.

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KansasPerson 3 years, 10 months ago

rduhrich (anonymous) says… "We can now see how well those realized plans for the downtown mall worked out. Just like the absurd two-lane bypass."

Well, but the Texas firm did get to build their Rivertont Mall, didn't they?

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Randall Uhrich 3 years, 10 months ago

We can now see how well those realized plans for the downtown mall worked out. Just like the absurd TWO-LANE bypass.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 10 months ago

"Plans for an industrial park and a southern bypass for Lawrence traffic were being discussed in closed meetings by county commissioners."

The current SLT alignment was done smoke-filled rooms by a few movers and shakers who had much to gain, but excluded any interested parties who might disagree with their plans for slopping yet again at the public trough.

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