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City agrees to accept donation for central Lawrence nature park
November 19, 2013
A new park is coming to central Lawrence, and it likely will become a key intersecting point for a large citywide trail system. By Chad Lawhorn
KU master plan and pending downtown changes prompt discussion of possible convention center
November 17, 2013
Lawrence architect Mike Treanor doesn’t hesitate these days when asked what he thinks downtown Lawrence is missing: a convention center. It’s definitely an idea that is floating around town, and the concept isn’t limited to downtown. By Chad Lawhorn
Agenda for Nov. 19 Lawrence City Commission meeting
November 16, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
City to consider accepting land donation for new park in central Lawrence
November 15, 2013
City commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday will consider accepting a donation of approximately eight acres of property that includes a large pond and hardwood forest on the former site of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the Pinckney neighborhood. By Chad Lawhorn
Modern architecture tells story of midcentury Lawrence
City documenting style to prepare for potential preservation efforts
November 14, 2013
In post World War II Lawrence, modern architecture arrived in the form of sleek commercial buildings, monolithic university structures and unusual, geometric-inspired homes. Love them or hate them, these buildings tell the story of what was happening to our city at the time — change. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence writing guidelines on when brick streets should stay or go
November 11, 2013
Lawrence has 23 miles of brick streets today. How many the city ought to have in the future is a question that’s getting some discussion. By Chad Lawhorn
Logs to Literature invites public to create little free libraries from salvaged wood
November 7, 2013
A new plan for trees cut down because they were in the path of the Lawrence Public Library renovation is like a chip off the old block: Turn the salvaged wood into little free libraries. By Sara Shepherd
City delays action on proposed roundabout on Wakarusa Drive
November 5, 2013
Before city commissioners agree to build the largest and busiest roundabout in the city, they first want to hear how large roundabouts are working in Topeka and Johnson County. By Chad Lawhorn
City commissioners move closer to approving citywide rental licensing program
November 5, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday largely resolved their differences over a proposed citywide rental licensing program, and are scheduled to vote on the large program Dec. 3. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence city clerk accepts city manager position in Missouri
November 5, 2013
Jonathan Douglass, Lawrence’s city clerk and assistant to the city manager, is leaving his job to become the city manager of Sikeston, Mo., the city of Lawrence announced Tuesday.
Compton hopes to develop multistory apartment, retail building at 11th and Massachusetts
October 29, 2013
A seven-story apartment building is being planned for a prominent corner of Massachusetts Street, and it may end up including a national drug store chain to serve the growing number of residents in downtown. By Chad Lawhorn
Indian tribe wants to keep options open on casino gaming, local delegation told
October 22, 2013
An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe wants to keep its options open for developing a casino somewhere in the Lawrence area, a delegation of local leaders was told by the tribe’s chief Tuesday. By Chad Lawhorn
Hotel project seeks to close part of New Hampshire Street until March
October 18, 2013
After an unexpected construction issue closed part of the 900 block of New Hampshire for about two weeks, construction crews are seeking permission to close one lane until March. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission meeting agenda for Oct. 22
October 18, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday Lawrence City Hall
Lawrence installing new utility billing system; customers urged to look at water bills closely
October 18, 2013
All 32,000 homes and businesses in Lawrence with city water service are being urged to take notice of a new account number that will show up on their monthly bills. By Chad Lawhorn