The Ninth Street Corridor Citizen Advisory Committee will meet for the first time Monday evening to discuss the planned revitalization project.
The committee is a group of neighborhood, city and business representatives who will act as the project's sounding board for city staff and the design team, the city said in a release.
Committee meetings are open to the public. Monday's meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium.
Project leaders plan to renovate a seven-block area from Delaware to Massachusetts streets, incorporating artwork and making the area more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.
Public Workshops and Presentations:
- Public Art Workshop No. 1: Complete Street Design and Urban Landscaping. 7-9:30 p.m. April 8 at New York Elementary.
- Public Art Workshop No. 2: The Role of Public Art in the Project. 7-9:30 p.m. April 9 at New York Elementary.
- Public Art Workshop No. 3: Site History. 7-9:30 p.m. April 20 at New York Elementary.
- Public Presentation: Complete Street Document. 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium.
- Public Presentation: Design Development. 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at New York Elementary.
Future Citizen Advisory Committee Meetings Dates:
- April 22 at 7 p.m. at New York Elementary.
- May 27 at 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium.
- June 24 at 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium.
- July 29 at 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium.
- Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium.
Citizen Advisory Committee members are: East Lawrence Neighborhood representatives Phil Collison, Dave Loewenstein and John Sebelius; city at-large representatives Burdett Loomis, Rev. Verdell Taylor; Downtown Lawrence, Inc. representative Emily Peterson; Warehouse Arts District Area representative Tom Larkin; Lawrence Arts Center representatives Tom Carmody, Ben Ahlvers; business representatives Marcia Hill, Will Ogle; Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission representative Katherine Simmons; LiveWell Lawrence Healthy Built Environment Workgroup representative Tim Herndon; design team contact Josh Shelton; city staﬀ contacts
Assistant City Manager Diane Stoddard, City engineer David Cronin, Director of Public Works Chuck Soules.
Meetings times may change. A full schedule and more information can be found at www.lawrenceks.org/9th-street-corridor-project.