City of Lawrence to hold meetings on proposed changes to historic resources ordinances

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The community is invited to three public meetings on proposed revisions to the chapter of Lawrence city code that deals with conservation of historic resources.


Chapter 22 of the city code creates the Lawrence Register of Historic Places and the Lawrence Historic Resources Commission, according to a news release from the city.

“The Lawrence Register is the City’s official list of properties that represent all socioeconomic strata, residences, businesses and industries that illustrate the diversity that has been prevalent in Lawrence since its inception,” according to the release. “The chapter also sets design standards and criteria for the review of building and demolition permits on properties listed in the Lawrence Register or within 250 feet of a property listed on the Lawrence Register.”

The city provided the below summary of changes to the current ordinance. The existing ordinance, which was first adopted in 1988, and the revised version are available to view via the city’s website.

“The update is necessary to reflect the current conditions and development of historic properties in the city,” according to the release.

The meetings are set for 7:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Those who are interested can attend in person in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., or attend virtually via Zoom. Register for the Zoom meeting at this link; the same link will work for all meeting times, according to the city.

Those who have questions can contact Lynne Braddock Zollner, historic resources administrator, via email at or by phone at 785-832-3151.


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