LAN and Neighborhood Accomplishments for 2016

LAN accomplishments

  • Support for Complete Streets/ Pedestrian-Bicycle Issues Task Force
  • Support review of city parking requirements
  • Two LAN members attended Horizon 2020 revision meetings
  • Input in Horizon 2020 review (Neighborhood chapter)
  • Responsible for City review of Chamber, including bringing attention to the City’s inadequate contract Agreement with the Chamber; The City worked with the Chamber to develop a new, updated Agreement.
  • LAN members worked with the City on the intermodal facility (on-going)
  • LAN members brought attention to City code problems/issues/neighborhood impact (stacked parking, parking, duplex issues, art corridor, density).
  • Opposition to K10 Crossing
  • Support of the Oread Historic Design Guidelines and Overlay District.

Neighborhood accomplishments

  • Monterey neighborhood – Recruited more than 100 residents to Nextdoor.com
  • Barker – Development at the former site of the Sunrise Garden Center (Central Soy Foods will use the site to manufacture tofu, and Sunrise Project will use the site for its nonprofit operations) and Nextdoor.com has become very active
  • Brook Creek – Added a bus stop at 12th and Haskell for northbound service to Route 1 along Haskell. Meeting with Parks and Rec regarding upgrading Brook Creek Park. Also, City Commission revised capital improvement budget to address storm water drainage. Convening 19th Street Corridor committee.
  • West Hills Homes Association – Getting two storm sewers. Curbing on Emery Road still needs to be fixed.
  • Old West Lawrence – Sidewalks are becoming recognized as an issue.
  • East Lawrence – Funding for East Ninth Street project vs. need to address sidewalk repair. Following infill development.
  • Oread – Oread Historic Design guidelines and Overlay District. Pressured city to adhere to parking requirements for HERE. Prevented upzoning from RM12D to RM32 (maintain low density zoning).
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