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Trolley-inspired bus shelter on Jayhawk Boulevard not happening as hoped; KU turkey burger wants your vote; chancellor in NYT

Simple answer is YES, it was great for 20 years! There was a soccer and softball field, along with affordable housing for KU families. I HAD a wonderful view of the Fieldhouse.

What I did not see is the 2,000 person student dorm additions DIRECTLY across 19th St at Ousdahl with inadequate parking (more people than we have living in our neighborhood). Why wouldn't KU anticipate extra parking needs instead of asking (and getting with no contest) a variance to have less parking than required for the new buildings?

Ousdahl ended at 19th St and did not connect through north to 15th St when I bought my home. Couldn't KU find a better place for the grand new entrance to the new District SOMEWHERE along 19th St that didn't include Ousdahl where I walk my kid to school? Do we really need a traffic signal and crosswalk at 19th and Ousdahl? Who will be using this crosswalk? WHY do we need "better access" to our neighborhood at Ousdahl south of 19th St??? KU and the city destroyed trees and shrunk people's yards for the new intersection at 19th and Ousdahl and yes some home owners ARE moving. Why does our neighborhood NEED to be "connected"? The residential access to the neighborhood was just fine.There was NO planning and cooperation with neighborhood concerns.

Next will be the connection and enlargement of 19th St to the east increasing traffic right past a lot of other neighborhoods and even more into ours. Oh yeah, don't forget the bus hub with the related traffic and parking. These are things I did not see. There are benefits to living here and we do enjoy it but there is a lot of pressure on our little neighborhoods along 19th St lately to become something they are not.

June 28, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trolley-inspired bus shelter on Jayhawk Boulevard not happening as hoped; KU turkey burger wants your vote; chancellor in NYT

My point EXACTLY!!! Why hasn't KU and the city learned from the past and moved forward with better ideas and FREE parking lots to help alleviate the neighborhood parking and traffic situations as they have grown and multiplied? What happened to "Park and Ride" and why can't they come up with a FREE lot where you can park and take the bus? Ignoring the KU parking situation and allowing KU to continue to take advantage of the local neighborhoods does NOT help the residents of Lawrence. Parking is just another KU money making scam designed with planned scarcity to enhance the KU cash flow.

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

Trolley-inspired bus shelter on Jayhawk Boulevard not happening as hoped; KU turkey burger wants your vote; chancellor in NYT

Hopefully the bus routes will include picking up the students with a stop at the beautiful new buildings (I was told most students won't have cars so they don't need much parking, there was a study). Off campus students park for FREE in the nearby neighborhoods across the street and walk to the closest bus stop. FREE PARKING is something KU can't seem to offer anywhere whereas our residential neighborhoods now shoulder the FREE KU parking and traffic burden.

June 28, 2016 at 6:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

HERE Kansas developer: 'Not quite there' on announcing solution for more parking

Isn't the city commission doing a study and work time on parking and traffic in the Oread neighborhood? I'm hoping we can apply that study for parking and speeding problems in the Schwegler and University Place neighborhoods?

I can sell you a spot for basketball and Central District parking within view of the Fieldhouse. Disclaimer: View is pending on award winning KU architecture that might block the view in the near future.

June 22, 2016 at 5:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tough budget decisions lie ahead, city manager warns

Stop building stuff we don't need like the new intersection and light at 19th and Ousdahl KU wanted; or the entirely re designed 19th St., just re pave the thing. Who paid for the waterline replacement that travels down Ousdahl that will service KU's new dorms? My water was working just fine. How much is budgeted for the intersection at 19th and Iowa, 19th and Naismith? etc.and so on. There are other more important projects needed.

June 22, 2016 at 6:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sunflower Foundation grants $110,000 for part of Lawrence Loop

Nice project. Very ambitious and sure to be appreciated into the future.

June 20, 2016 at 7:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

University Place Neighborhood cites concerns about proposed public transit hub

Hey KU. Extend 19th St WEST past Iowa St and build a big FREE parking lot with a bus hub away from people's houses.

This project has implications for the entire 19th St corridor, Naismith, and all the surrounding neighborhoods including Brook Creek. This project impacts more than just the immediate area of the University Place neighborhood.

I think the neighborhood said NO and they "perceive the issues" quite acutely. That is justified and what the facts are showing us.

Maybe Haskell would like a hub?

June 20, 2016 at 6:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Here’s what KU’s new Central District student union and science building will look like

I don't care where the funding comes from or who made the budget. I think it is embarrassing the University is building while the Kansas kids that the University was created to educate can't afford to go to the school. Maybe the funding and budgets are wrong?

June 19, 2016 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

University Place Neighborhood cites concerns about proposed public transit hub

Why would you drive to this garage in one of the most congested areas in the city and PAY to park so you can PAY to get on a bus? Park in the University Place neighborhood for FREE and walk over to the bus hub. Park in any nearby neighborhood with a bus stop at their corner for FREE and completely avoid the area. Where will someone park when they pull up to the garage and it is full?

It's all part of the plan that includes extending 19th St to the east. Ultimately KU will do whatever they want. They already have a huge pledge of our money for the project. Best plan would be to extend Lawrence Ave. from Bob Billings to Clinton Pkwy and put in a big FREE lot with a hub.

What are the positives for the University Place people and their neighborhood if(when) this project is completed? Why should they say YES?

June 19, 2016 at 8:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Here’s what KU’s new Central District student union and science building will look like

Doesn't matter where the money was routed from. If your kids need shoes it's a little embarrassing and gluttonous to be building new rooms on to your house.

June 16, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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