To the editor:
Since the original development application for the athletic fields near Lawrence High School, the local school district has installed additional bleachers at the softball fields, additional bleachers at the soccer fields, and additional bleachers at the baseball playing fields. The seating near the soccer and baseball has been converted to permanent seating.
The American Disabilities Act (1990), a federal statute, also requires permanently designated handicap parking for stadium seating. The Centennial Neighborhood Association has requested from the beginning of these projects that parking meet the terms of the city of Lawrence development code for special use permits, including stadium spectator seating be used to project a required amount of parking. The projects as built to date do not meet these requirements for stadium and spectator parking.