Letters to the Editor

Letter: Comptonville?

November 8, 2013


To the editor:

Multistory building at New Hampshire and Ninth under construction: check. City Commission approval to build multi-story structure on Massachusetts Street: check. City Commission approval to rename the city Comptonville: pending.


Wayne Kerr 4 years, 7 months ago

Yeah Larry, some of us business owners are happy that our property taxes are going up, are rents are going up, and that the city gives Compton tax breaks so he doesn't have to pay for the additional city services that his high rise apartments consume. We need more tall apartment buildings downtown because people who don't live downtown don't shop downtown. More traffic, less parking, as well as tax breaks and special tax districts for developers are what make our city unique. Welcome to Lawrence, we don't have any well paying jobs but we have a ton of cheaply built high rise apartments to make up for it.

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