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Archive for Tuesday, December 6, 2011

City commissioners cancel tonight’s vote on Ninth and N.H. multi-story building project; revised design to go back to Historic Resources Commission

December 6, 2011

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City commissioners won’t be making any decisions tonight after all on a proposal to build a multi-story hotel/apartment building at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.

Lawrence-based Treanor Architects, just hours before tonight’s meeting, submitted new plans for the project that showed a reduction in height for the building, along with other changes to materials, traffic flow and signs.

Those changes caused the City Manager’s office to announce late this afternoon that city commissioners would not take any votes on the project at their meeting, which starts at 6:35 p.m.

Instead, the project will be sent back to the Historic Resources Commission for further review. That discussion likely will happen at the HRC’s Dec. 15 meeting.

But city commissioners tonight will hear a presentation from the architects about the proposed changes to the design, which includes shortening the back side of the building by two stories. Commissioners also will accept public comment on the project at tonight’s meeting.

Check back to LJWorld.com later this evening for more details about the new plan for the project.

Comments

Ward 3 years ago

bravado and chest thumping swirls around and down to a waste of time and energy . . . how is it that the project can be on the Dec HRC when submitted so late? http://www.lawrenceks.org/planning/documents/HRCSchedule2011.pdf

George_Braziller 3 years ago

Try reading it again. Your link is only the process for any submissions and the review processes timetables as well as the calendar for the regularly scheduled meetings. It's not the agenda.

Ward 3 years ago

This also outlines the schedule for getting onto the agenda. December cutoff is in November.

Mike Myers 3 years ago

My question too. Clearly a lapse in standard procedure reserved for the privileged.

George_Braziller 3 years ago

The Commission is sending it back to the HRC. If the developer want to submit a revised plan it has to be received by January 17 to be on the February 17 agenda.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years ago

There may be a discussion about it at the next meeting on Dec. 17, but no plans can be voted on until the January meeting.

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