Commissioners started the process of making it more difficult to build a truck stop in Lawrence.
Commissioners began the process of changing the city’s zoning code to require that any truck stop in the city be required to first get a special use permit.
Under the current code, some industrial zoning categories would allow a truck stop to be built without any special approvals from the city. Some members of the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods had expressed concern that trucks stops could be disruptive to nearby neighborhoods.
City planners said they were aware of no plans to build a truck stop in the city, and said such a development, in fact, was probably unlikely given that a major service center is located on Interstate 70 just outside of Lawrence.