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Gould Evans Associates/Special to the Journal-World.
This artist’s rendering shows the floor plan of the proposed expansion to the Lawrence Public Library.
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I'm all for additional parking downtown. Let the developers fund it not the taxpayers!
The parking garage is an efficiency issue. There may be a few additional spaces, but that end of the downtown needs spaces. I can really understand all of the developer bashing. A health downtown is good for the city. Maybe those of you that have a problem with a thriving downtown can move to McLouth.
They'll be needed after the city givves away all the existing parking lots to developers.
I'm still struggling with how the Lawrence Public library needs so much parking. A rough count on Google Maps of the Topeka public library shows it's parking lot to be about 200 spots, and roughly half empty the day Google was snapping photos. The library in Topeka according to the numbers on their web site serves 3000+ people on an average day. Lawrence serves less than half that number of people (2009=9805/week) on an average day. So how can a library serving 50% fewer people need 25% more parking, much less 70 additional spots at $15,000 each.
Yep, the parking garage dwarfs the library since it is also multi-storied. How convenient for all the robber baron developers who have decided to take over the downtown that exists because they were fought in the first place years ago. Let's make sure Lawrence continues to grow as a car based town, oh but forgot the tokens to environmentalism with the plug in car spots since our savvy environmentalist in this town know that electricity comes as a gift from God with no issues at all.
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