City Government

Board of Zoning Appeals upholds decision that says East Lawrence bar cannot reopen

The City of Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals has voted to uphold a decision that says a longtime family-run tavern in East Lawrence cannot reopen. The question of whether the former Charlie’s East Side Grill & Bar, 900 Pennsylvania St., had forfeited its grandfathered tavern use has ...

Lawrence dog park users voice opposition to city’s plan to build road along park

A group of Lawrence residents has come out against the city’s plan to build a road adjacent to the local dog park that would connect the Youth Sports Complex to the Clinton Lake spillway. The project would install an approximately 1-mile paved roadway connecting existing segments of West ...

City of Lawrence sanitation workers file petition to unionize; election forthcoming

Story updated at 4:17 p.m. Thursday: Citing concerns about pay and working conditions, City of Lawrence sanitation workers have taken a step toward unionization, and other employee groups may follow. Teamsters Local 696 recently filed a petition with the City of Lawrence on behalf of the ...

KDOT to help fund connection that would link Youth Sports Complex and Clinton Lake

Plans are in the works to build a road connecting the Youth Sports Complex to the Clinton Lake spillway, creating another point of access for the complex, the nearby dog park and the lake. The City of Lawrence has been awarded $1.04 million from the Kansas Department of Transportation for the ...

City of Lawrence proposing $29 million headquarters to consolidate field operations

City leaders say they are supportive of a plan to build a $29 million field operations headquarters that could take the place of up to a dozen existing city facilities. The project is one of the big-ticket items on City Manager Craig Owens’ $239 million, five-year capital improvement plan, ...