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25 years ago: Townhome construction approved for Yankee Tank Creek area

January 16, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 16, 1986:

  • Despite objections from neighbors, Lawrence city commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning request allowing development of 100 townhomes in Parkway Gardens Addition near Yankee Tank Creek in west Lawrence. Opponents held that the development was not consistent with the single-family character of the surrounding neighborhood and that it would also cause flooding problems in the area.
  • Construction was underway on three large local projects: the $1.14 million Lawrence Memorial Hospital expansion, the $2.4 million Dillons “super store” at Sixth and Lawrence, and 11 townhouses, the first phase of the new Sunset Additions development at the former Sunset Drive-In site on Sixth Street.
  • In Topeka, Gov. John Carlin recommended that legislation be passed in 1986 for mandatory seat-belt use. A seat-belt bill had been hotly debated during 1985 before being sent back to a House committee for further study.

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