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Archive for Sunday, January 23, 2011

25 years ago: Residents of Oread neighborhood speak up at planning meeting

January 23, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 23, 1986:

  • The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted 7-2 to recommend that the Lawrence City Commission deny the Jayhawk Cafe’s request for a zoning change. The tavern had requested a change from residential to commercial, but the commission’s action would leave the business as a legal, non-conforming use on residentially-zoned land. Residents of the Oread neighborhood had attended the planning meeting, protesting the proposal and saying that in the past few decades, the area had changed from a peaceful single-family neighborhood to a high-density area of student apartments.
  • Opponents of a state lottery had spoken up at a House committee meeting in Topeka, asking legislators not to approve an proposed constitutional amendment which would lift the ban on gambling.

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