OrangeCat5 (Melissa Kounelaki)


Comment history

Affordable housing project seeks to add small homes to existing neighborhoods; that won't be easy

I meant the new apartments that have been built now after old houses were demolished.

March 19, 2018 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Affordable housing project seeks to add small homes to existing neighborhoods; that won't be easy

If the city allows zoning for monstrosity houses such as on the 1700 block of Kentucky, which really do not fit in the with the neighborhood, then smaller houses in established neighborhoods should get a green light.

March 19, 2018 at 8:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence apartment boom fizzles a bit as City Hall deals major setback to big apartment plan

This is good news indeed! Thank you, commissioners for listening to the neighbors and making the right decision.

January 25, 2018 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A new book on Kansas LGBT pride

I'm looking forward to this event at LPL and to reading this book.

January 24, 2018 at 8:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

So long to the Yacht Club; longtime night spot to become home to new bar and homestyle grill

The Yacht Club has been established since at least 1989. Before that, for a couple of years, it was a "private club" as some places were called due to the State liquor laws at the time. Dymnyz was an alternative dance club before the Yacht Club came in and made it like every other sports bar in Lawrence.

December 7, 2017 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Whitewater outdoor center at Clinton State Park 'on back burner' for now

Good news! Hopefully Wise and Craghead will realize this DOES NOT have public support and is not wanted here. Go spend your own money elsewhere.

September 5, 2017 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coyotes more visible in area this time of year; some things to know about them

So much of the coyote's habitat has been destroyed in this particular area. I used to hear them in the evenings, now all I hear is gd traffic.

March 13, 2017 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Residents voice dissent at information session on proposed whitewater center

I was there, too, and Mr. Wise did seem to reiterate that his company supported a "lifestyle", not a "place". However, he didn't quite seem to understand that everyone there already subscribed to the same "lifestyle" as most of us were hikers/ runners/bikers/fishers etc. I, too, noticed that the "place" in NC did portray a lot of privileged (white) people in the videos, but I'm sure the camps of "underprivileged" kids that they supposedly support were not.
Even the 2 people people who said they think this place is a good idea, didn't necessarily think it was good in the proposed Clinton park area.
Not just no, but OH HELL NO!

March 10, 2017 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The confusing speed limit situation on the eastern edge of Lawrence, and whether it is set to change

Chad, do you know anything about speed reduction on Iowa street between 23rd and 31st? That's designated as 45 mph, which I imagine was fine when there wasn't as much traffic, but now with all of the businesses, stoplights, and high volume of cars, it's nearly impossible to get up to 45, (nor should anyone try to drive that fast). I wonder if Mr. Cronin is aware of this?

February 1, 2017 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Associated new development could support Clinton Lake outdoor center financing, Douglas County Commission told

“You can say it’s not a theme park, but it is,” he said. “The state of Kansas is broken. It is willing to take our most pristine property and bastardize it.”

This is the whole truth in a nutshell. This area is used by people *because* it's underdeveloped and want to have an experience of being in nature. We've already destroyed the habitats of the wildlife around Lawrence with trafficways and over building, let's not let someone looking for profit come in and do more.

There's plenty in Lawrence that needs work--as mentioned--street repair, infrastructure, etc. The focus should be on our needs first, not some outside party's wants.

December 15, 2016 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )