Why has construction stopped on the Peoples Bank at 31st and Iowa streets?
Winter weather and a pending shipment of timber have slowed the construction of the new Peoples Bank location, said Warner Lewis, director of marketing for Peoples Bank in Lawrence. The timber constructs the bank's vaulted interior and acts as decorative support beams. Without it, Lewis said, the roof cannot be built. While Peoples Bank is unsure when construction will begin again, the bank is still scheduled to open in the late spring.