Mapping the Future

City names new planning director
Scott McCullough will join the city on July 30
July 3, 2007
Scott McCullough will join the city on July 30. McCullough will oversee the merger of the Planning Department and the Neighborhood Resources Departments to create the Planning and Development Services Department.
Consultant: Distrust between developers, city, neighborhoods ‘strikingly’ high
Main complaint: Review process takes too long
February 1, 2007
Jennifer Hurley - facilitator for the PlaceMakers consulting team that is conducting a week-long planning session for the city - also told city commissioners and planning commissioners that she had never seen a community where developers are more upset with the amount of time it takes to have projects approved.
Development by design
City seeks cohesive look for new retail developments
July 25, 2006
Call it the Lawrence look. For many people, that means a wide Massachusetts Street sidewalk, built for strolling past substantial brick or stone buildings replete with wrought iron fences and colorful, interesting landscapes.
New Development Code to help guide planning
July 4, 2006
There’s a new set of development rules to play by in Lawrence. After approximately five years of discussion, the city’s new Development Code took effect today.
New urbanism could change Lawrence lifestyles
Plan advancing for new style of neighborhood
April 22, 2006
Work is expected to begin by the end of the year on a new northwest Lawrence neighborhood that is designed to feel old.
City Commission puts sewer plans on fast track
April 22, 2006
Hurry every chance you get.
Growing in every direction
New residents, businesses ‘discover’ North Lawrence
April 22, 2006
Bob Moody is getting plenty of new neighbors: more homes, more businesses and more activity in North Lawrence.
Future looking bright for new development in south Lawrence
April 22, 2006
Mike Elwell looked all over town for a place to make his dreams for indoor tennis come true.
West Lawrence drawing business
April 22, 2006
Brandon Woods Retirement Community simply couldn’t wait any longer.
Industrial buildings in east Lawrence renovated
April 22, 2006
Industrial buildings that fell vacant during the last few years are getting new life in eastern Lawrence.
Politics more influential in development, ex-official says
February 27, 2006
Planning for growth and development in Lawrence is being influenced by politics more than it has been in nearly 30 years, says Linda Finger who recently resigned as the city-county planning director.
City hopes to get a jump on growth
February 10, 2006
Lawrence city commissioners want to make 2006 the year they stop playing catch-up with the community’s ever-expanding list of growth issues.
City looking at effects of new retail projects
January 18, 2006
Lawrence city leaders were considering this morning how a group of new retail centers will affect the city’s existing shopping areas.
Sewer concerns may be eased
January 4, 2006
The city’s sewer problems in northwest Lawrence may not be as bad as once feared.
New report to help with sewer decision
December 31, 2005
City officials now have new data to help them determine whether the sewer system in the northwest area of the community is overloaded. Debbie Van Saun, assistant city manager, said Friday that the city had received a report from Wade & Associates that measured the amount of flow traveling through various pipes.