In-Person: Don’t have a computer or access to the Internet? Call the city at (785) 832-3400 or el dorado, inc. at (816) 474-3838.

Staff Liaison: Porter Arneill, Director of Arts &Culture, 785-832-3402

The Lawrence Arts Center received a prestigious ArtPlace grant award for the infusion of art into a streetscape project along east 9th Street, from Delaware to Massachusetts, which will make the corridor more walkable and bicycle-friendly.

April 4, 2016

March 30, 2016 Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting

March 25, 2016 Concept Design Preview

March 2, 2016 Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting

View the Complete Street Concept Plan Draft:

View the current draft work plan:

Project Area

The project area is a seven block area of east 9th Street, from Massachusetts Street to Delaware Street. This area is an important connection between historic Downtown Lawrence, the historic east Lawrence neighborhood, and the Industrial Historic District (commonly called the Warehouse Arts District). The area is also located in the city’s Cultural District, an area with a high concentration of artistic, cultural, historic and natural amenities.

The City of Lawrence encourages public participation in the development of the design for the project. An advance schedule of public workshops, and meetings of the Citizen Advisory Committee have been set. Additional information regarding meeting times and locations is available and meeting notices will be sent out via an e-mail list established for the project as the dates approach. The meeting schedule is also subject to change.

Design Firm

el dorado inc., a Kansas City-based urban design firm, will lead a design team consisting of lead artist Sans Façon, engineering firm Bartlett & West, and landscape architecture firm Coen + Partners. Other members of the design team include Dennis Domer, east Lawrence historian, Luke Dubois, multi-media art technician, and Kelly Kindscher, indigenous landscape specialist. The design team, will work with the City of Lawrence, the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association (ELNA), Downtown Lawrence, Inc. (DLI), the Lawrence Arts Center, the Citizen Advisory Committee established to assist with the guidance of the project, residents, business owners and other community stakeholders to create a design for the 9th Street Corridor.


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