Curly (Michelle Reynolds)

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A look at a unique eastside housing development and why the city may spend nearly $60K to save a tree in it

If this tree was on the west side of town the city would have demanded the developer give the land to the city for free. Plus, carve out 10 lots to give to them for affordable housing. Then tell them to rebuild the aging street and sewer lines. All for free!

June 13, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sales tax and density fees to be discussed as new funding sources for affordable housing

Why is no one looking into the cost all the codes and regulations the city puts in new construction. The international building codes are great in concept. But the cost of those regulations to a buyer is less of a return then what they pay in a house payment.
Do you know that the cost of a house in lawrence and a cost of the exact same house in Shawnee cost is 25% more. Our building codes are that excessive.
Just think if the city reduced all their regulations
Just slightly. Not giving up the intrigity of the house we on a $200,000 house it could cost $150,000.
Wow! What a simple idea.
Doesn't cost anybody anything.
No special taxes, no grants, etc.

May 21, 2017 at 9:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU debate team ranked first in country after fall semester

Congratulations Scott Harris and all the debaters!

January 25, 2017 at 12:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

As final deadline approaches, Greyhound still without permanent bus stop location

Use the train depot. There is a large area to the east that could be paved. It already has a waiting area. That way that building gets used more.

January 12, 2017 at 7:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU has very few undocumented immigrant students compared with other Kansas schools

You agree John and David. I am vexed that we allow this to happen. But, that they pay in state tuition. Americans from other states have to pay out of state tuition. Aren't illegal immigrants "out of state".

December 29, 2016 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Noise is not progress

Can someone post the agreement letter they want businesses to sign? I would like to learn what they are demanding.

December 16, 2016 at 12:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sidewalk repair

Does this ordinance also include all the old brick sidewalks? Do they have to go back brick? Like in old west Lawrence?
That could be expensive!!

October 27, 2016 at 10:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City moves forward with plan to make residents pay for sidewalk repair

So does this mean all the homeowners in the older neighborhoods need to pull up and rebuild their brick side walks also? They do gal under the same regulations?

October 24, 2016 at 6:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Current zoning could add 6,000 more apartments to Lawrence

Carol i would love for you to prove me wrong. Please share with me the proof that your statement is true. I have worked in the construction world for 20 years. I know for a fact your are wrong. Douglas county KS has brought on more of the of the international building codes then any other county in the state.

September 26, 2016 at 8:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Current zoning could add 6,000 more apartments to Lawrence

For the past 6 months I have had to live in one of the Stultz built apartments. I am embarrassed for Lawrence that we allow such cheaply built apartments.
Lawrence has such tight building and energy codes for single family homes. But, these apartments are built so poorly. The air conditioner isn't strong enough to cool the back of my apartment. So my bed is in my living room. I am the first one to live in this unit. The lament on the front of the cabinets was coming off when I moved in. Because the cabinets are so cheap. The towel bar won't stay on the wall. There is a switch in the bedroom for a light, but no light. The Windows don't seal shut so they fog up. That's just a few tings.
Ii am glad our city is truly concerned about the construction of housing our citizens live in. But, they are so narrowly focused on making homes more energy efficient they forgot to see if driving the price up is worth it for a buyer. We need affordable housing. So people don't have to live in apartments. Let's look at what regulations on housing are doing to the price of housing. Plus look at the lack of regulations on apartments.
That way more people can buy a home and get them out of these unregulated, poorly built apartments.

September 26, 2016 at 7:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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