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25 years ago: Oread rezoning still hotly debated

March 24, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 24, 1988:

  • Apartment owners and investors in the Oread neighborhood turned out at a Lawrence Douglas County Planning Commission meeting this week to protest a proposed rezoning that could have affected more than 100 lots in an eight-block area. The request called for the rezoning of about 119 lots in the 900 blocks of Indiana and Louisiana streets and the 900 and 1000 blocks of Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee streets, rezoning the lots from dormitory, intense multiple family residential, and residential office use to the lowest density multiple family zoning. The planners took two hours of public comment during their monthly meeting and were scheduled to resume discussion on April 27.
  • In response to suggestions that Lawrence High School expand by adding floors on top of the existing school, a local architect explained today that such additions would likely have to be structurally independent, as the existing structure could not support them. "Without further study, that's not really known," said architect John Lee when addressing members of the Secondary School Facilities Task Force at their meeting this week.
  • Kansas University student senators were split on whether the university should participate in a national AIDS study. The KU Student Senate had voted 20-20 on whether KU should participate in a study to determine the percentage of college students who had tested positive for AIDS.

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