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City agrees to look at parking changes to accommodate proposed downtown grocery store

REPEAT:
It saddens me that Jim Lewis has given up on acheiving a compromise with the Border Bookstore Owners. While I commend his working with Compton to accomplish the wants and needs of a full line grocery to the residents of of North and East Lawrence; I personally, will not be shopping in this location. I want nothing to do with any Special Tax Districting that is being suggested as a possibility to enhance a grocery once it is established....

"Lewis said the project also likely would involve some other incentive requests from the city. He said a tax increment financing district, which would allow some of the taxes generated by the project to be used to pay for parking and infrastructure, was a possibility."

The Borders location is ideal for all needs, including sufficient parking. Our City Commissioners, I am sure, would receive tremendous congratulations if they would put the time and effort into supporting the residents and Jim Lewis (Checkers) by using their influence with the owners of Borders that they spend getting approvals for Compton and group.

December 10, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Downtown grocer

It saddens me that Jim Lewis has given up on acheiving a compromise with the Border Bookstore Owners. While I commend his working with Compton to accomplish the wants and needs of a full line grocery to the residents of of North and East Lawrence; I personally, will not be shopping in this location. I want nothing to do with any Special Tax Districting that is being suggested as a possibility to enhance a grocery once it is established....

"Lewis said the project also likely would involve some other incentive requests from the city. He said a tax increment financing district, which would allow some of the taxes generated by the project to be used to pay for parking and infrastructure, was a possibility."

The Borders location is ideal for all needs, including sufficient parking. Our City Commissioners, I am sure, would receive tremendous congratulations if they would put the time and effort into supporting the residents and Jim Lewis (Checkers) by using their influence with the owners of Borders that they spend getting approvals for Compton and group.

December 9, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Apartment project near KU proposes another plan to reduce required parking

Who will decide just 'who" will be required to purchase these permits, or will it be up to every apartment dweller to purchase a permit on the off-chance that a space is not available at any given time?.....how far will this parking be from the apartments. Will these lucky people have to carry their groceries, etc., this distance? It has always been my perception that KU, themselves, do not have ample parking. This is an ignorant proposal and our commission would be ignorant to even consider this as a solution,

December 1, 2014 at 12:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Not affordable

Then "they" (our Grandchildren) will go to Robot Schools, a.k.a. Computer Tech schools, as many do today. Robots are only as good as those who program them....they are not born (built) with knowledge.....no one can take that away, it can only be given, learned and taught.....always will be.

December 1, 2014 at 12:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Q&A on Lawrence police headquarters, sales tax

PLEASE RMEMBER; While most of you have valid points and arguments for or against a new police facility; you are NOT being asked to vote on the isssue to build or not to build. You ARE being asked to vote "Yes" or "No" on a .02 Sales Tax increase. A "NO" vote will revert the sole financial impact of the this facility to property tax increases. The amount of those increases will be left to the discretion of our city leaders. My "YES" vote will insure that property owners, alone, are not solely responsible for this debt. PLEASE MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ON THIS BALLOT ITEM.

October 27, 2014 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Tuning out

I am mostly concerned about voter's that actually BELIEVE what they are being told and seeing in these ridiculous political smearings!

October 25, 2014 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Tax process

I have flagged the above post for removal. I thought it was against policy to make a post without a person's REAL NAME?

September 22, 2014 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City asked to cut downtown employees a break on parking; talk of a downtown liquor store versus downtown grocery

A comment about "Liquor Store vs. Grocery Store".... Rumor has it, that it is Doug Compton's plan to purchase the Borders building for a downtown liquor store. This article states that Compton is hopeful for a Grocery in one of his lower level floors on 9th and New Hampshire. Again, we, the citizens, are to set aside what we feel the needs are to appease the Big Developer for his wants in order to line his pockets some more. Who in this forum, really believes a Grocery store in Doug's new high-rise will be for the good of anyone but the tenants of his buildings? Sure, I can stop in possibly while shopping downtown, but certainly would/will not be a stop for my weekly grocery shopping.....and then there is this statement, which is more than sufficient to show who this commissioner would be pulling for, ".....Schumm said he wanted to be careful about deleting possible uses in the downtown area. As more people live in the downtown area, they’re likely to want convenience-based businesses, such as liquor stores....." Enough said.

August 14, 2014 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City asked to cut downtown employees a break on parking; talk of a downtown liquor store versus downtown grocery

Lets talk about that parking garage on New Hampshire Street.....and how many spaces did you say the City gave Compton for his new apartments....oh yes, and how many of those spaces on the lower level are reserved for City Vehicles? You say spaces are becoming a "premium"?.....hmmmm.....

August 14, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lecompton man, 67, killed in two-vehicle accident on 'Farmer's Turnpike'

Ha! in TWO places....I thought maybe I was not up with the times. Aside from that oversight, my condolences to his family.

August 13, 2014 at 8:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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