From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 4, 1972:
- Thirteen Lawrence intersections needed over a million dollars' worth of improvements, according to a consultant's report received this week by the city. The study ranked 19th and Massachusetts as the highest-priority crossing. In a three-way tie for second place were Ninth and Iowa, 23rd and Iowa, and 23rd and Louisiana. The study, which had been awarded to a Topeka firm, had been necessary for the city to receive federal aid for improvements to the intersections of Iowa Street at 15th and 19th, which had already been completed.
- A tie vote stalemate by four Lawrence City Commissioners this week resulted in a deferral for consideration of proposed developments on Iowa Street. Agreement was reached relatively easily on a site plan for the Sirloin Stockade restaurant between Harvard and Yale, but complicated discussion ensued on access plans for a drive-in facility for the Capitol Federal Savings and Loan Association.
- Commissioners also received a petition protesting city plans for a $76,000 parking lot on the southeast corner of Seventh and Vermont streets. Signed by 10 out of 12 property owners, the petition was referred to staff for official determination of sufficiency.