City of Lawrence to host community meetings for Land Development Code update

photo by: John English

This aerial photo taken on June 12, 2022, shows Lawrence with the University of Kansas campus in the background.

The City of Lawrence will host six community meetings next week to discuss a recently published consolidated draft of the updated Land Development Code, the document that guides how Lawrence should grow.

As the Journal-World has reported, the city is nearly two years into the process of developing the code for the first time since 2006. A steering committee guiding the revision process recently published a consolidated draft of the code online.

The community meetings are scheduled for the following days:

• Wednesday, May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fire Station 5, 1911 Stewart Ave.

• Thursday, May 16, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.

• Thursday, May 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.

• Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Riverfront, 1 Riverfront Plaza, following the Land Development Code Update Steering Committee meeting.

• Friday, May 17, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.

• Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Station, 2315 Bob Billings Parkway.

All of the meetings will be open-house style and will provide opportunities for community members to learn more about the full draft of the Land Development Code. More information about the project is available on the city’s website.


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