Town Talk

23rd and Iowa, 23rd and Ousdahl improvements up for discussion at City Hall

Chad Lawhorn

Whether it is via bus, via car, or via a boat through the intersection of 23rd and Ousdahl, Lawrence city commissioners are set to discuss a host of transportation issues this week. (Spoiler alert: They're trying to decrease the need for a boat at 23rd and Ousdahl.) Here's a look ...

Idea for Clinton Lake resort scrapped by state; city asked to approve name for Farmland business park

Chad Lawhorn

A couple pieces of quick news out of Lawrence City Hall on what is shaping up to be a busy Friday: • Plans for a resort at Clinton Lake State Park have fizzled, according to word from the City Manager's office. City Manager David Corliss reports that state officials have ...

More details on plans for a Dick's Sporting Goods store in old Sears building

Chad Lawhorn

Yes, Lawrence really is going to get a Dick's Sporting Goods store. [We reported last wee][1]k that a building permit application had been made that strongly suggested a Dick's Sporting Goods store was set to go into a portion of the former Sears building at 27th and Iowa streets. Well, ...

Mother Earth News Fair expected to draw 10,000 to downtown Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Among the many, many . . . many things my wife is an expert on, Ed Begley Jr. is one. If you are of a certain age, perhaps you remember him as one of the stars of the 1980s TV series "St. Elsewhere." If you are a fan of cheesy ...

City receives seven proposed sites for police headquarters building

Chad Lawhorn

City officials have received seven proposals from property owners wanting to house a proposed multimillion dollar police headquarters, and several of them are in the city's emerging commercial districts. Here's a quick look at the [seven sites][1] that were proposed to the city earlier this week and just made public ...

A new Kansas River trail and city nature area near Burcham Park may be in the works

Chad Lawhorn

Burcham Park and the area around it will be one to keep an eye on in the near future. As we've previously reported, the city's utilities department has a pair of multimillion dollar projects that will go through the park, near Second and Indiana streets close to the Kansas River. ...

Delaware chief: Tribe doesn't have immediate plans for North Lawrence casino

Chad Lawhorn

The odds that North Lawrence will be getting an Indian casino anytime soon may have decreased just a bit. [Ever since we reported in July][1] that the Oklahoma-based Delaware Tribe of Indians purchased a prime piece of property along the interstate in North Lawrence, new information about the tribe's plans ...

Vacant Sears building sold; plans at City Hall suggest Dick's Sporting Goods on the way

Chad Lawhorn

It is sure beginning to look like Dick's Sporting Goods is headed for the vacant Sears building on South Iowa Street. In recent days, the building at 2727 Iowa St. has sold and a building permit has been filed at City Hall that contains clues that suggest Dick's Sporting Goods ...

Soybean research facility plans expansion in North Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

There's more than soybeans growing in the area around North Lawrence these days. There's a handful of construction projects as well, but at least one of them is attributable to soybeans. Officials with DuPont Pioneer Seed have filed plans with the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department to build a 9,600-square-foot addition ...

New audio retailer, installation shop opens on West Sixth Street

Chad Lawhorn

There was a day when we all used to be sound engineers. I don't know what your sound innovations were when you were growing up, but mine consisted of trying to get my pickup truck's Walmart purchased stereo system to play my treasured AC/DC cassette tape as loud as possible ...

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