A proposed five-story apartment and retail building across from Kansas University's Memorial Stadium won a key vote from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Monday.
At their meeting Monday evening, planning commissioners unanimously recommended approval of plans for the building, which will include about 175 apartments and 11,000 square feet of retail space at 1101 Indiana St.
The Planning Commission's vote clears the way for the project to go to the Lawrence City Commission for final approval in the next few weeks. The development group — HERE LLC, a Chicago-based student housing company — has said it hopes to have the project completed by 2016.
Planning commissioners did not take action on a proposed family fun center at the corner of Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive in west Lawrence. The fun center, which would have minigolf, a clubhouse, batting cages and possibly a go-kart track, had received some early opposition from neighbors in the area. The Planning Commission plans to hear the issue at its March meeting.