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Archive for Thursday, May 24, 2012

25 years ago: Groups fight to preserve ‘mixed-use’ Oread neighborhood

May 24, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 24, 1987:

  • The Douglas County treasurer's office had been chosen as the location for a pilot installation of a new computerized vehicle information system. The $8.8 million VIPS system, which was to be installed in counties statewide within the next 18 months, was supposed to provide quicker service and shorter lines for people paying vehicle taxes.
  • The Oread Neighborhood Association and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance were hoping to change a trend of older houses north and east of the Kansas University campus being replaced by new apartment buildings. The groups were pushing for new zoning and historic preservation measures to encourage a "mixed use" in the neighborhood

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