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What is the cost per-foot that the city will spend on the renovation of the Carnegie building at the northwest corner of Ninth and Vermont? And what is that building going to be used for?


According to Megan Gilliland, communications manager for the city of Lawrence, the city’s cost for the 6,492-square-foot building is $221 per foot. That number is calculated from the total cost of the project — about $1.57 million — minus about $140,000 paid for by other sources. Gilliland said the project is “nearing completion,” and once finished will house the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau, be used as exhibit space for the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, and will be rented out to the public through the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department.

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