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Manhattan to revisit extra EcoDevo funding for Chamber after election

Manhattan is putting additional economic development funding for new Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and Region Reimagined initatives on hold until after the November election. The City Commission rejected a motion to provide the Chamber an additional $350,000 per year in economic development money for 5 years by 3 to 2 vote, and will revisit [...]

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By |2019-10-02T11:15:31-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan to revisit extra EcoDevo funding for Chamber after election

Manhattan commissioners on-board with Ft. Riley noise notification

Notice of potential noise impact from Fort Riley training on properties could soon be put in property title work in cities around Riley County including the western fringes of Manhattan. City administrative staff says the goal of the notice is to keep potential property buyers informed of the probability of noise without completely relying on [...]

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By |2019-09-25T12:26:28-05:00September 25th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan commissioners on-board with Ft. Riley noise notification

Survey assessing Riley County community needs opens online

A 2019 study assessing the social, economic and health needs of the Riley County community rolled out this week, coordinated by an area social service group. The Flint Hills Wellness Coalition facilitated a comprehensive community needs assessment in 2015 and Chair Debbie Nuss says prior to that it had been 20 years since any similar [...]

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By |2019-09-20T13:01:04-05:00September 20th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Survey assessing Riley County community needs opens online

Manhattan introduces e-scooter speed, sidewalk, parking rules

If an e-scooter rental company wants to deploy its fleet in Manhattan, they’ll have to contract with the city first. The Manhattan City Commission Tuesday unanimously amended the city’s ordinance regulating bicycles and skateboards to extend to micromobility devices. The city defines micromobility devices as electric-assisted bikes and scooters as well as motorized and self-balancing [...]

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By |2019-09-18T11:32:45-05:00September 18th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan introduces e-scooter speed, sidewalk, parking rules

Manhattan opens demolition bids for flood-prone 12-plex

Manhattan is looking to demolish an apartment building that was substantially damaged in the 2018 Labor Day flood of Wildcat creek. The city opened bidding last week to demolish 1001 through 1023 Garden Way and revert it to open space on September 6 and will accept bids until the 20th. The 3-building 12-plex is not [...]

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By |2019-09-11T15:59:01-05:00September 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan opens demolition bids for flood-prone 12-plex

Manhattan considering capping commercial parking, increasing sidewalk requirements in UDO

After much work, Manhattan administrative staff is now paging through an ordinance amending zoning and land-use rules as one document to tie up any loose ends. The Unified Development Ordinance, according to staff, is intended to modernize the city’s regulations and bring them in line with current development and design practices. It amalgamates and reorganizes [...]

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By |2019-09-11T11:18:11-05:00September 11th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan considering capping commercial parking, increasing sidewalk requirements in UDO

Manhattan opens call for art submissions for public exhibition

Manhattan is seeking proposals for multiple planned public art exhibits in the Downtown area. The City Commission approved a call for submissions for a juried art exhibition Tuesday. Five installations will dot the 3rd Street corridor, placed in 10 potential sites from Blue Earth Plaza past the Manhattan Town Center and ending at Osage Pocket [...]

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By |2019-09-04T13:36:01-05:00September 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan opens call for art submissions for public exhibition

Manhattan to upgrade Airport parking lot, charge parking fee to finance

Parking at the Manhattan Regional Airport will come at a cost at a yet-to-be determined date. The City Commission unanimously approved a $4.5 million project — including interest — to expand the lot from around 700 spots to around 900 spots, repair existing asphalt of which more than a third is failing and improve lighting [...]

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By |2019-09-04T10:56:02-05:00September 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan to upgrade Airport parking lot, charge parking fee to finance

Flood damaged property has December deadline to address safety, health issues

The owner of a Manhattan property that was significantly flooded in 2018 has just under 3 months to address health and safety issues identified by code services. If he doesn’t by December 1, the city can demolish it. The L-shaped shopping center at 3003 Anderson Avenue in Plaza West that formerly housed restaurants like La [...]

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By |2019-09-04T10:09:25-05:00September 4th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Flood damaged property has December deadline to address safety, health issues

Manhattan nixes possibility of Warner Park disc golf expansion

Manhattan continues to work on a master plan for the future of Warner Memorial Park and expanding disc golf isn’t part of the picture. City Commissioners didn’t vote on the plan at their Tuesday work session, but four of the five expressed that they didn’t think the park — which already features a 9-hole course [...]

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By |2019-08-28T16:19:41-05:00August 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan nixes possibility of Warner Park disc golf expansion