Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission members on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a permit to allow Family Promise to open a longer-term shelter for families as they transition into permanent housing.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted 6-3 early Tuesday morning to move forward with a new set of wind energy regulations at the end of a meeting that stretched six hours.
Planning commissioners on Monday will consider whether to recommend approval of a permit for an approximately 604-acre commercial solar farm across three parcels of land north of Lawrence.
New Boston Crossing, a planned development southeast of the K-10 interchange at Iowa Street, took the next steps toward coming to fruition with votes from the planning commission on Wednesday.
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission members voted 7-2 Wednesday to deny a developer’s rezoning request that would have brought a 360-unit apartment complex one step closer to construction on the far eastern edge of town.
Planning commissioners on Wednesday will consider a developer’s rezoning request for an apartment complex that many Brook Creek residents fear would permanently change the character of their neighborhood.
Planning commissioners asked many questions but opted not to take any final action on proposed wind regulations at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday after hearing from 80 people and one peregrine falcon.
Members of a committee have completed a new draft of wind energy regulations for Lawrence and Douglas County, and now they’re seeking public feedback to help guide further revisions.
A proposed change would loosen restrictions on developing two small, affordable homes on certain types of single lots, potentially affecting more than 1,000 lots in Lawrence.
After hours of discussion Wednesday evening, the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission voted to recommend denial of plans for duplexes in a strip of green space in northwestern Lawrence.
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