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Wal-mart on Wakarusa proposal

6News video: Wakarusa improvements needed
August 10, 2007
Now that another new development is headed to northwest Lawrence, neighbors turn their attention to getting local roads ready for them. With Wal-Mart and the Bauer Farms project going up at the north end of Wakarusa Drive, nearby residents are calling for some major improvements to the north-south connector.
Wakarusa upgrade to wait for Wal-Mart
August 10, 2007
Now it’s time to think about the roads. After a five-year odyssey ended Tuesday night with Lawrence City Commission’s approval of a new Wal-Mart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive - and the upcoming Bauer Farms project on the northeast corner of the intersection - northwest Lawrence residents say their streets will need attention.
6News video: Second Wal-Mart coming
August 8, 2007
Attention Wal-Mart shoppers, a new store is coming to town. A six-year battle to build Lawrence’s second Wal-Mart store has come to an end. Wal-mart and local developers won long-sought approval to put a 100-thousand square foot store on the northwest corner of Six Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Wal-Mart wins city approval
August 8, 2007
Wal-Mart wins. City commissioners late Tuesday evening cleared the way for a Wal-Mart store - the city’s second - to be built at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
LIVE BLOG: City Commission decides budget, Wal-Mart
Chad Lawhorn brings you live coverage
10:49 p.m., August 7, 2007 Updated 11:55 p.m.
Chad Lawhorn brings you live coverage
6News video: The ‘T’ survives a round of cuts at City Hall
August 7, 2007
Commissioners came to the city bus system’s rescue tonight, saving it from a cutback in service hours. In 2008, the ‘T’ will continue to run until eight at night, instead of shutting down at six.
Wal-Mart proposal up for city approval
August 7, 2007
Wal-Mart is back at City Hall. City commissioners tonight are scheduled to vote on plans related to Wal-Mart’s proposal to build a store at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners unanimously recommended approval of the project last month. If city commissioners approve the project, it would mark the end of an approximately five-year battle by developers to build a second Wal-Mart in the city.
6News video: Developers still pursuing Wal-Mart
August 6, 2007
New plans and a new city commission could pave the way for a new Wal-Mart in Lawrence. For the second time in a year, developers will ask city commissioners for permission to build Lawrence’s second Wal-Mart on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
New Urbanism development moving ahead
With Wal-Mart proposal going forward, Lawrence architect can solidify plans
July 30, 2007
Now that a plan for a new Wal-Mart store in northwest Lawrence is moving forward again, activity is starting to pick back up on the intersection’s other major development proposal. Lawrence architect Michael Treanor said city commissioners soon will see new plans for the Bauer Farm development, which seeks to put a mix of retail, offices and residential units on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. That places it across the street from a proposed Wal-Mart store that received Planning Commission approval last week.
New plan for Wal-Mart advances
July 24, 2007
It is not about Wal-Mart. That was the message the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission delivered Monday night as it unanimously agreed to recommend that the City Commission approve plans for a new Wal-Mart and four other retail buildings on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Commissioners approve preliminary Wal-Mart plan
July 23, 2007
Planning commissioners tonight unanimously approved a preliminary development plan for a controversial Wal-Mart at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
6News video: Commissioners move closer to approving second Wal-Mart store
July 23, 2007
The city inches closer to approving Lawrence’s second Wal-Mart store.
6News video: Public hearing to discuss Wal-Mart debate
July 22, 2007
A proposed Wal-Mart store at Sixth and Wakarusa is the topic of a major public hearing.
Wal-Mart public hearing scheduled for Monday
July 21, 2007
A proposed Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive is the topic of a major public hearing Monday evening.
Wal-Mart meeting draws smiley faces
July 11, 2007
It was a Wal-Mart-friendly crowd. Developers Doug Compton and Bill Newsome said comments had “pretty much all been positive” from the about 30 people who attended an open house Tuesday night at Free State High School to view plans of the retail store proposed in northwestern Lawrence. It features a native grass area, landscaping and natural building materials.