City officials are considering eliminating more than 300 downtown Lawrence parking spaces to build mixed-use buildings that could include a bus hub, a grocery store, affordable housing and more.
The Downtown Master Plan Steering Committee gave unanimous approval Thursday evening to a final version of the proposed plan to govern downtown development after making a series of tweaks to the proposal on topics including historic preservation, homelessness and inclusion.
Responding to community pushback about the proposed master plan for downtown, the city has extended the comment […]
After a steering committee asked for three more weeks to gather and review public comment on the draft Downtown Lawrence master plan, staff is suggesting that the city commission should allow another two months.
Members of a steering committee overseeing the proposed master plan for downtown Lawrence are asking […]
The final draft of the downtown master plan suggests that such landmark buildings as the post office, the U.S. Bank building, Replay Lounge and the former Journal-World printing plant could be torn down or redeveloped, but it is all but silent on how to deal with such key local issues as affordable housing, homelessness, aging of the population, soaring vacancy rates and the fallout from COVID-19.
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