There are four ways you can participate in the Downtown Master Plan!

  1. Take the Survey
  2. Build a Map
  3. Attend one of the upcoming Community Workshop Meetings at the Carnegie Building
    • Wednesday, June 5 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Community Workshop
    • Thursday, June 6 – 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Downtown Business and Property Owner Workshop
  4. Or, if you are unable to attend one of the community workshop meetings, you can complete a DIY Workshop Kit. The DIY Workshop Kits are an alternative method of participation for those who cannot attend a community workshop meeting. DIY Workshop Kits have the same questions and follow the same prompts as the community workshops.

Questions? Contact downtownplan@lawrenceks.org

Background: Through the City’s strategic planning process, the City Commission identified a priority initiative of creating a Downtown Master Plan that includes identifying needed and desirable assets, identifying existing infrastructure and uses, and discovering potential uses and obstacles in response to the critical success factor of Economic Growth and Security. The desire is to create a sustainable plan that recognizes the existing successful nature of downtown and enhances downtown by incorporating innovative and creative initiatives through intensive stakeholder and community input.

The plan will explore all elements of a master plan including, but not limited to, land use relationships, opportunities for development and redevelopment, programming of public space, landscaping, transportation, infrastructure and streetscape, with a heavy emphasis on cultural and historical resources and activities.

Houseal Lavigne Associates (HLA) was selected through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to be the city’s consultant on the plan. Please visit the project website for more information on the process and ways to get involved.

For information regarding the Downtown Master Plan Steering Committee, please visit their page.

Questions or comments may be directed to downtownplan@lawrenceks.org.

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Additional information on the Downtown Master Plan process as well as how the community can get involved can be found in the Downtown Master Plan infographic pictured below (PDF).