Archive for Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Public Incentives Review Committee to review relocation proposal from Treanor Architects

March 16, 2011

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Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday agreed to have the Public Incentives Review Committee examine a proposal by a local architecture firm to relocate its headquarters to downtown.

Lawrence-based Treanor Architects wants to renovate and expand a vacant building at 1040 Vt. to serve as its headquarters. But the company is seeking property tax rebates through the Neighborhood Revitalization Act.

Commissioners agreed to ask the Public Incentives Review Committee to provide a recommendation on whether the project with the incentives would produce a positive return for the community.

The committee will meet at 4 p.m. March 29 at City Hall. City commissioners are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the project April 5.

Comments

Richard Heckler 4 years, 3 months ago

This is not a new business nor a struggling business. Offices are located in several cities across the nation.

*Relocating to this location will create two other vacancies.

*Put long term meters in the parking lot next to the building. Taxpayers cannot afford to subsidize the business.

*Why lay out local big government tax dollars to bail out a real estate purchase gone sour ?

*If the project cannot be completed without a local big government tax dollar handout perhaps the applicant should not relocate.

Terry Jacobsen 4 years, 3 months ago

I want to build a new building for my business. I bet they wouldn't give me a dime. I'm not rich enough to need their tax cheat.

BruceWayne 4 years, 3 months ago

anyone know who owns the site that is being discussed?

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