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, programing of public space, landscaping, transportation, infrastructure and streetscape, with a heavy emphasis on cultural and historical resources and activities.

Plan development is in the very early stages and a Request for Proposals to hire a consultant is currently posted. The deadline to receive proposal is March 15th, 2018 by 5pm.   Answers to questions received through March 5, 2018 and March 9, 2018 are posted.

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

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