Archive for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

40 years ago: Parking arrangements on Mass Street still up in the air

March 13, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 13, 1972:

  • An announcement was expected soon from Kansas University Chancellor Laurence Chalmers on the appointment of a joint KU-Haskell Indian Junior College inter-school committee. The coordinating body, which was to consist of five representatives from each campus, was to explore the possibility of "mutually advantageous" cooperative ventures and assist with the development of an "American Indian studies program" at KU.
  • Project design consultants for the Massachusetts Street redesign project were not in favor of the proposed "sawtooth" parking design. In a letter to City Manager Buford Watson, one of the designers said that he was "very concerned about the present concept of beautification" for the street. Instead of sawtooth parking, he suggested parallel parking and widened sidewalks.


Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 3 months ago

Too bad they didn't go for parallel parking. I hate those door dings on my car, and I know I'm not the only one.

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