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Schumm to revive proposal for multistory downtown condo project, will seek tax breaks

I was not trying to blame Calvin for not understanding my assumptions, which why I clarified it in the later comment. Again, I apologize for not making it clear in my first comment.
Since the only part of Schumm's proposal that is not asking for tax breaks is the penthouse, how about if he just builds the square footage of the penthouse at ground level. Lawrence does not get the downtown density it has been advocating for, we don't get the commercial/office space and we don't get the addtitional parking AND we don't get the addtional property tax or any sales tax from the business that open in those spaces.

July 7, 2017 at 7:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schumm to revive proposal for multistory downtown condo project, will seek tax breaks

I know that he only removed the penthouse from the tax break and not from the proposal. That was assumed in my comments and I am sorry that I did not make that clear enough for you. He's not asking for an exemption, he is asking for a break. The city, even with the break, will receive more property tax for the lot than they are now.

July 5, 2017 at 5:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schumm to revive proposal for multistory downtown condo project, will seek tax breaks

Lawrence is years, decades away from being classified as urban. Until then, we need to deal with the reality that the car is part of the equation. This project does not add to the parking problem that we already have, it removes any cars that may come from this project.
And now you are asking us to project into the minds of 11 future owners of the condos to know how they would use the condos? Did you ask that same question about the condos that are on New Hampshire? How many of those are "air bnb scams'?

July 5, 2017 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schumm to revive proposal for multistory downtown condo project, will seek tax breaks

Last time he proposed, no was the answer because it included the penthouse. So he removed the penthouse from the proposal. He is still including parking which he is not required to do. So are you all against the project in any form and trying to make him spend his money over and over coming up with new proposals, or is there proposal that fits the concept of filling in vacant lots downtown that you will accept? Let's be up front. Please look at the proposal by itself instead of your distaste of the proposer.

July 5, 2017 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission race stirs allegations of illicit partying and property damage

Rachel posted it on her page, not on the commissioners page. She is not an elected official and is free to express her views.

June 3, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU sees first university-rooted company go public

Dorothy:
From the article: "KU’s Savara ownership now is in the form of shares in the company" As a shareholder, the University shares in the profits.
A little more careful reading, please.

May 22, 2017 at 12:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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Why is picture of a natural gas meter being used to illustrate a story about water meters?

April 13, 2017 at 12:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Overland Park-based company to add 100 jobs in downtown Lawrence; chamber takes position on school bond

David: The article answered your question:
"The bond would increase property taxes by an estimated 2.4 mills, or about $55 on a $200,000 home or about $300 on a $500,000 business."

April 12, 2017 at 6:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Ordinary' area woman has spent nearly a decade trying to expose an international nonprofit

Goodwill recycles all these things.
http://www.mokangoodwill.org/about/su.... There is a Goodwill in Lawrence.

January 6, 2017 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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