doesnotplaywellwithothers (Don Zimmer)

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Former Kansas missile silo converted into luxury condo

what science fiction short story involve the same plot where the caretaker shoots the owner and keep the refuge for himself? One small detail the investor forgot and did not factor in.

May 8, 2017 at 3:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Has the city just killed the proposal for a downtown grocery store? And other questions about City Hall's new policy on incentives

and planners should determine winners and losers (limit the number of car dealers, dentists, retailers, etc.)

BTW due to their low margins and huge capital requirements grocery chains employ the most significant demographic models of any business class. You should see the market research they do.

December 28, 2016 at 2:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Has the city just killed the proposal for a downtown grocery store? And other questions about City Hall's new policy on incentives

and excess fees and regulation of "affordable housing did not help

December 28, 2016 at 2:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Has the city just killed the proposal for a downtown grocery store? And other questions about City Hall's new policy on incentives

Duplicate post from another topic, but I feel relevent

Is this another case of "unintended consequences" and undue government regulations? I am familiar with two different cities that tried to regulate "affordable housing" and it completely backfired and after several years, when even the supporters realized this was creating the opposite of what they were hoping for, was reversed
One the "affordable housing ($95,000 or $850 for a one bedroom here in Lawrence?) was not affordable and the remaaing owners or renters had to pick up the affordable subsidies. This stopped all new projects and resulted in the construction industry to collapse. Neither city has recovered yet and the high skilled workers no longer are available when the market returns.
Two, both cities have extreme building regulations and fees that make even "affordable housing" costs high

December 28, 2016 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City defines affordable housing as part of new incentives policy

Is this another case of "unintended consequences" and undue government regulations? I am familiar with two different cities that tried to regulate "affordable housing" and it completely backfired and after several years, when even the supporters realized this was creating the opposite of what they were hoping for, was reversed

One the "affordable housing ($95,000 or $850 for a one bedroom here in Lawrence?) was not affordable and the remaaing owners or renters had to pick up the affordable subsidies. This stopped all new projects and resulted in the construction industry to collapse. Neither city has recovered yet and the high skilled workers no longer are available when the market returns.

Two, both cities have extreme building regulations and fees that make even "affordable housing" costs high

December 27, 2016 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Many Kansas lawmakers able to benefit from business tax cuts

As a commercial property owner whose state LLC income is exempt from Kansas income taxes I found that I paid more in property taxes than the reduced exemption under the Brownback fiasco.. One property more than doubled from $11K to over $22K in one year with the excuse of reduced state reimbursements.
And do you think when they restore some sanity that the local governments will reduce their taxes to reflect their new income?

October 11, 2016 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence planning hundreds of large projects in next five years; rate increase proposed for city utility bills

so like Bernie "Free health care and free college". Nothing is free. By the way I like Bernie over the other two candidates.

so new police station, jail, and schools, etc. will not raise taxes

June 1, 2016 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence planning hundreds of large projects in next five years; rate increase proposed for city utility bills

I would like all local governments (City, County, and Schools) to also share their 5 year budgets and priorities. I'm afraid it would shock the heck out of us to see what we are looking at in tax increases. All things begin at the local level..
It would be nice if the State and Fed would do the same but that is unrealistic.. .

June 1, 2016 at 1:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former city commissioner seeking large tax rebate for proposed downtown project

as a former Hobbs-Taylor owner who paid additional for two underground spaces and monthly dues for this parking who wished he never sold and would be a prime prospect for downtown again I would easily pay for parking again. And so would others I assume.

If it was a rental project, not condo sales, it may need further discussion. But for condo owners in that price range it should not be a financial problem. And yes, any owner at that price range would require dedicated underground parking

May 19, 2016 at 4:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to consider tightening limits on local property taxes

the taxes doubled, not in Douglas County. From 2013 to 2014, one year.
My intent was to show I was better off paying state income taxes than increased property taxes.

January 16, 2016 at 2:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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