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Archive for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

40 years ago: City to discuss long-term development plans

June 25, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 25, 1973:

  • Items on the agenda for the upcoming City Commission meeting included a request from the Downtown Lawrence Association and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce for permission to use the sidewalks for the annual "Sidewalk Bazaar" on July 19, plans for sanitary sewers in Alvamar and Lawrence Industrial Park, and the paving of a portion of 22nd Terrace and Delaware Street in India Addition. Commissioners were also scheduled to meet with half a dozen land developers following their regular commission meeting. The developers had been invited to a post-meeting discussion of the city development subsidy which was then under review. A public hearing on the city's policies was scheduled for the July 10.
  • Douglas County Commissioners and representatives of landowners in the Clinton and Lecompton areas had recently met to discuss the county's road priority list, but nothing much had been resolved. County Public Works Director Dean Sanderson had explained that the road priorities were based on traffic patterns, road classifications, and special needs, especially those created by the construction of Clinton Lake. Landowners went away from the meeting more informed but still dissatisfied with the priority list, with Lecompton residents saying that they "may never have a decent road" between Lecompton and Big Springs.

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