LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Lawrence cultural and arts organizations want the city’s downtown to be designated as a cultural district.
Supporters say the designation would not require rezoning or any major changes. But they hope the city will develop a plan to improve lighting, sidewalks and provide pathways to connect historic, arts, natural and cultural heritage sites.
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission met with more than two dozen groups that support the proposal on Sunday and agreed to forward it to the City Commission.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the details and potential costs of designating a cultural district have not been outlined.
But requests from some of the supporters include repairs to streets and alleys, public art, solar-powered lighting, free Internet access and hiring a city arts and culture administrator.