clawhorn (Chad Lawhorn)

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Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

A reminder about how state sales tax law works: In the case of construction materials, sales taxes are charged based on where the material is delivered. So, if I by drywall from a Topeka firm and have it delivered to a Lawrence job site, the sales tax rate used is the Lawrence rate. Lawrence also gets to keep the local sales tax, not Topeka. If I drove up and picked up the drywall in Topeka and brought it back to the Lawrence job site, the sales tax rate would be Topeka's, and Topeka would keep the local taxes. Most construction material is delivered. By the way, this is the way the sales tax system works for other deliveries. Buy a couch at Nebraska Furniture Mart and have it delivered to your Lawrence home, Lawrence gets the sales tax. Pick it up in KC, and KC gets it, plus you pay the higher sales tax that exists at The Legends. http://www.ksrevenue.org/sourcingrule...

May 20, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

I don't remember that, but I'm not doubting you. I think that is a good point. What are the boundaries of downtown, and how are the determined? Thanks, Chad

May 20, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission to decide fate of debated 'Quonset hut' in East Lawrence; more on a food truck bistro in Warehouse Arts District

My understanding is that the organizers do keep money to cover their expenses related to the festival. Your math above works out to about a 60/40 split with 60 percent going to the nonprofit. Thanks, Chad.

May 18, 2015 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission to decide fate of debated 'Quonset hut' in East Lawrence; more on a food truck bistro in Warehouse Arts District

The article points out that there is a debate over whether it is Quonset hut. I think the headline does too. Thanks.

May 18, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report says Lawrence could use more conference space; city set to move ahead with $45 million sewer plant

I'm not sure what you mean, David. The article right above your comment calls it a $74 million project. "In total, the project is now estimated at $74.3 million, which likely makes it the largest construction project ever undertaken by City Hall." Then there was this article on Jan. 15 that said costs were expected to be in the $65 million to $70 million range. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/jan...
Then there was this article on July 1 that talked about it being at least a $65 million project. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/jul.... There are other articles we've written as well. The cost of the sewer plant at times has been uncertain, but it hasn't been a secret that it was going to be $60 million to $70 million. Thanks, Chad

April 28, 2015 at 1:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Farmer in line to become Lawrence's next mayor, but uncertainty remains ahead of Tuesday's vote

Here's a profile we did on Farmer back in the 2013 elections. Prior to coming back to Lawrence he was in the ministry. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/feb...

April 13, 2015 at 3:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Check out the renderings of the newest, proposed multistory building on New Hampshire Street

Just to be clear, city code doesn't require off-street parking spaces for the project. Just like the businesses on Mass. Street, the project is in a zoning district that doesn't require off-street parking spaces. Thanks, Chad

March 3, 2015 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence lands on national list of cities that love to volunteer; City Hall set to impose new restrictions on payday, title loan companies

The code change was initiated by the Planning Commission. The staff memo on the subject notes that "the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association has opposed several rezonings that would permit these short-term loan offices."

February 16, 2015 at 12:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Compton plans to build five-story apartment building at Pachamamas site downtown; grocery project moving along; West Lawrence RadioShack store to close

That may be, but I would note that this article in April announced that the restaurant was adding Monday hours after it discontinued its lunch service, and the hours on the restaurant's door say it is open on Mondays. That's why I wrote it the way I did, but perhaps the restaurant discontinued those plans. http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/town_...
Thanks,
Chad

February 10, 2015 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )