dsimons (Dan Simons)

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Town Talk: More about the proposed N.W. Lawrence sports complex, and why Lawrence shouldn't try to be Olathe

I am sure I don't understand the lawrence flood plan maps, but I think map 39 show the Farmland property to be at the 500 yr level, I assume that can be mitigated fairly easily

September 5, 2012 at 3:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: More about the proposed N.W. Lawrence sports complex, and why Lawrence shouldn't try to be Olathe

To beat a dead horse, has the city given a real look at the cost savings the farmland site offers. On 15th street there exist on city owned land a 200,000 foot concrete pad, wide enough for basketball, volleyball, and many other uses. Sure the building is in need of repair. Infrastructure is very close, arterial streets serve the site, it has several hundred flat acres the university could build on, and we have already identified this site is a key factor in our future economic growth, close to where the new SLT will connect with K-10, much closer to downtown . Sure seems worth a look

September 5, 2012 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City looks at options for new rec center property

Farmland with 23rd and 15th street access , large amount of land already owned by city, much closer to infrastructure , 15th needs work anyway, huge 200k building concrete pad already in existence , closer to the kc/desoto growth corridor , sure seems like this should get a good look

September 2, 2012 at 11:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rec center support

yep, i assume infrastructure extensions would be less expensive than the mileage to SLT, we already own it, several arterial streets contect to it and that 400 acre tract is where we are supposedly focusing our future growth hopes on

August 16, 2012 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rec center support

Could the 200,000 foot "Big Bag Warehouse" located on city/farmland property the future real growth opportunity for Lawrence, house enough courts for tournaments. Big building with concrete floor on 15th street, on the side of town where KC, Desoto, Eudora communities are all growing

August 16, 2012 at 1:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

$42 million Lawrence police facility and staffing needs could require both sales and property tax increases

At this point, the 120 ish surface parking stalls on our land meet our needs, where again were the weeds?

June 18, 2012 at 9:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

$42 million Lawrence police facility and staffing needs could require both sales and property tax increases

Nope on a garage deal, and where are the weeds on our land that you deem offensive? Please be specific and I will get on it

June 18, 2012 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

$42 million Lawrence police facility and staffing needs could require both sales and property tax increases

Riverfront, LLC has offered to sell the City of Lawrence the roughly 66,000 square foot building on the west end( next to city hall) of the Riverfront mall. The price is listed at $6 million with existing covered parking. Although I understand that I am not completely objective regarding this location, the City could re-purpose the building for the library and the new police station for less than 20 million plus up fit, all on city owned land.

June 18, 2012 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Police Dept. needs total $42M and likely would require both sales and property tax increases; new report warns of homeless problems downtown once shelter leaves; tennis talk deferred

I got to believe a combo deal could save 15 or 20 million from the current wish list. That would cover a lot of taxes, plus you could sell the current library to a( hopeful) grocery store and get it on the tax roles. I just think it needs careful thought

June 18, 2012 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Police Dept. needs total $42M and likely would require both sales and property tax increases; new report warns of homeless problems downtown once shelter leaves; tennis talk deferred

Riverfront, LLC has offered to sell the City of Lawrence the roughly 66,000 square foot building on the west end( next to city hall) of the Riverfront mall. The price is listed at $6 million with existing covered parking. Although I understand that I am not completely objective regarding this location, the City could re-purpose the building for the library and the new police station for less than 20 million plus up fit, all on city owned land.

June 18, 2012 at 4:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )