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Plans call for Sixth Street restaurant building to be torn down to make way for high-tech car wash

Agreed! The congestion in the summertime when the nursery takes up part of the parking lot and cars are lined up for the wash will be tremendous. That east entrance is already a mess at peak times.
I can't imagine yet another car wash on 6th St.

December 29, 2017 at 1:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How tall is too tall? City contemplating downtown skyline, other big issues

A 12 story development right at the main entrance from the north of downtown is going to be an eyesore in comparison to the surrounding buildings, even worse than the current New Hampshire street cuts a bulky upward swath between 2 story downtown businesses and single residential homes at the edge of East Lawrence.

You simply cannot compare a comfortable small downtown with the KC Power and Light, which is right in the middle of existing high-rise buildings. I really don't see that the nightlife area has done anything for downtown KC as far as shopping and residences. Is that what anyone really wants for Lawrence? An "exciting" large bar and concert scene, with more out of price range condos that are already complaining about the noise factor of our music scene? You can't have it both ways.

If there is to be more retail, restaurants and service workers to support a bustling downtown, there does need to be affordable housing in that same area. I applaud Ms Larsen for recognizing this, and there needs to be a way to keep from gentrifying the life out of the neighborhoods downtown and near it.

December 17, 2017 at 11:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Profile picture of animal shelter director giving the finger raises questions

We stand with Kate, and add our own middle digits up to the pearl-clutcher!

September 1, 2017 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents on track to be hit with largest property tax increase in recent memory

Fair enough, I'll stand corrected, and thank you for your service.

June 30, 2017 at 5:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eudora man charged with first-degree murder after shooting victim dies; bond set at $1 million

Neither of the above.
Veteran. Homeowner, decent man with a good job.
We are heartbroken and just as bewildered as everyone else as to what happened, and why.
I'm so very sorry for the loss of another good young man.

June 28, 2017 at 6:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents on track to be hit with largest property tax increase in recent memory

Mr. Eckler paid for all of the above with his service, his sacrifices, and the sacrifices of his family when he was in service and quite possibly at war. He paid for his retirement benefits, the same way anyone else did, with the years he put in.
He wrote a blank check to this country, payable with heart, body and soul.
What have YOU done for this country, Ms. Snyder?
One of those soon to be "old geezers" who didn't have children but am paying higher taxes for a home that costs us more every year for upkeep. I'd like them to show me where my home is worth so much more for taxation.
... proud product of a career military family to boot.

June 28, 2017 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

After years of stagnation, county appraiser says home values are on the rise; property tax bills may follow suit; 2017 home sales off to strong start

Similar homes for sale in my neighborhood are priced at $10, 000 less than my tax appraisal.

We're one of the "over 5% increase" on an over 50 year old home that has not been significantly remodeled in 20 years.

I think we'll be appealing this one.

March 9, 2017 at 12:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

John Brown's Underground denied drinking license for lack of food sales

Probably, you say. ..

That sort of bar food is to be found at Beer 30
...meaning you haven't been to the Underground and have no idea what food is offered.

July 16, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )