City Government

$4.8M of summer road maintenance projects set to begin soon throughout Lawrence

Work is set to get underway soon on $4.8 million worth of summer road projects in Lawrence, including some that will affect areas near downtown and the University of Kansas campus. The first projects in the city's annual street maintenance program, which includes curb and gutter maintenance ...

Planning commission defers decisions on proposed south Lawrence shopping center

Planning commissioners have deferred their decision on various zoning and other changes that would allow for a new shopping center and apartment complex just south of the South Lawrence Trafficway. As part of its meeting Wednesday evening, the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning ...

Lawrence City Band summer concert series canceled because of pandemic

The Lawrence City Band concerts that usually take place every summer in South Park have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The city band has played its weekly summer concert series since the early days of the city, and band leaders said it was a hard decision to cancel the ...

City of Lawrence to receive $3.7 million federal grant for low-emission buses

The City of Lawrence will receive a $3.7 million federal grant to purchase low-emission buses, Sen. Jerry Moran's office announced Wednesday. The city and the University of Kansas coordinate their bus service. The Federal Transit Authority grant will go toward acquiring low-emission buses and ...

City further extends deadline for residents to make sidewalk repairs

The City of Lawrence has again extended the deadline for those who want to make or arrange their own sidewalk repairs. The city previously extended the deadline to file self-repaired hazards from April 30 to May 31, and will now extend it another month until June 30, according to a city news ...

Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured Thursday, July 7, 2016.

City of Lawrence releases plan to reopen City Hall and other buildings to the public

City leaders, staff and the public will soon be able to return to City Hall under the city’s new reopening plan, though not without added precautions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The City of Lawrence released its reopening plan earlier this week, and on Friday it revised dates on ...

Lawrence outdoor pool to remain closed this summer

The Lawrence outdoor pool will remain closed for the summer under the city’s phased reopening plan for parks and recreation facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the city’s plan, the Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., and the South Park wading pool will remain closed ...

Lawrence Parks and Recreation facilities won’t reopen on May 18

Lawrence Parks and Recreation facilities won't be reopening from their pandemic-induced shutdown on the previously scheduled date of May 18, the city said Friday in a news release. The city’s Parks and Recreation department originally closed its facilities in March by order of the ...