saticon (John Yocum)


Comment history

Road project for growing northwest Lawrence delayed by 2015 city budget

Continuing to OK apartments and home building, but sating "no" to retail. Bedroom Community with folks shopping elsewhere. That's Lawrence planning. Oh, and my taxes go up again.

August 5, 2014 at 7:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Market forces

It's holding out till a friend who owns some land or wants to develop something says they want to. That's how they work.

August 3, 2014 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: ‘Poor door’ a symbol of sad truth

Excellent piece. When I heard about this possibly happening, I just couldn't believe someone could even propose such a thing. Sad.

August 3, 2014 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Planning must respect community vision

I think I'll run right downtown and buy ten unique $75 shirts to wear this year to teach in. Oh, wait. Maybe I should get 10 less-unique $2O shirts at a south Lawrence retailer in case a student accidently bumps into me with a non-washable marker.

I love our downtown, but there are some things I cannot afford down there. Clothing at my income is one of them.

Shopping center as a gateway to Lawrence is a problem? Yeah. A car dealership and a movie theater is much better…

July 28, 2014 at 2:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Planning must respect community vision

Candice - So does the proper setting for retail mean only the one on the right (northwest) side of town?

Since when has the town followed 2020?

Downtown is proportionately more food/drink than "retail" before 10:00am and after 6:00pm. Might be a shock to some Lawrencians to learn that there are those of us who need retail options other than 10:00 - 6:00. I love the downtown, but my wife and I consider it more of an entertainment district than a retail one at this stage.

Give those of us on the wrong side of Iowa and Wak a chance at retail.

July 28, 2014 at 8:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planning Commission recommends denial of major shopping center along SLT

You forget. It's not about planning, but about who it is that owns the land or who it is that wants to build the buildings.

July 22, 2014 at 7:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planning Commission recommends denial of major shopping center along SLT

A shopping center located at the meeting place of two highways is not the best place for one? With thinking like that, no wonder this city's in trouble. Of course, if this plan is presented again later with ties to local property czars, it will suddenly become a great idea.

July 22, 2014 at 2:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Don’t celebrate war

Ah, the LJW letters/blogs where not a holiday goes by without there being a letter denouncing the celebration of the holiday, a letter complaining about the way its celebrated, and posts slamming the people who are either pro or anti (insert holiday here). That's why we like Lawrence.

July 4, 2014 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Stouffer Place to close after next school year

Any housing plans for nontraditional students, or do they just have to find other housing options? KSU took out their older married housing buildings replaced them with new combination married/single apartments. If not for Stouffer, my family and I could not have afforded housing. Too bad.

June 3, 2014 at 2:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )