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Sound Off: I have noticed the new lighted sidewalk that runs between South Park and the Kansas University campus through the Oread neighborhood. How much did that cost the city to build the project?

The project cost $156,780, according to a recent city report. The city received $70,000 from Kansas University and $87,032 from the Community Development Block Grant program. The balance came from the city’s general fund.

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classclown 1 year, 4 months ago

thuja

If this paper sucks so hard Jack, why are you here everyday, all day?

November 23, 2012 at 9:28 a.m

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I think that's the point. It sucks so hard it sucks him right in. He won't be able to leave until this place starts to blow.

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thuja 1 year, 4 months ago

If this paper sucks so hard Jack, why are you here everyday, all day?

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 4 months ago

I say that area needs more with well lit cycling paths on Kentucky and Tennesee using the east side of both streets.

Somehow Lawrence can afford 100 million $$$$$ for a sewage treatment plant,40 million $$$$ on field house project in the north 40 and add 1 or 2 million $$$$$ more for additional parking at the library and hand out millions of $$$$$$ in tax breaks to developers.

Yet cannot afford 1-2 million $$$$$ to develop more safe walking paths with well lit cycling paths on Kentucky and Tennesee using the east side of both streets.

Isn't there something wrong with this picture?

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Brian Hall 1 year, 4 months ago

Those numbers don't add up. Total cost of project: $156, 780 Cost KU paid: $70,000, leaving a balance of $86, 780 Cost the CDBG paid: $87, 032, leaving a balance of -$252.

So either the project cost more, the numbers KU/CDBG gave are incorrect or the last sentence should be worded with the money going to the city's general fund.

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LJ Whirled 1 year, 4 months ago

It seems to be a well-conceived project. I like the lighted walk.

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