There may not be many things that Lawrence has in common with New York City, but concern surrounding ever-higher vertical development has become one of them. Downtown Lawrence may soon see another high-rise hotel at the corner of Ninth Street and New Hampshire (now a vacant lot). It may not be a huge building by NYC standards, but to neighbors on surrounding blocks, the loss of sunlight, open space and privacy would be a blow. The Lawrence Percolator, an art gallery located between the Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire) and Ninth Street, would be mere feet from the new structure. From 6 to 9 p.m., the center puts on a forum called "This Green Space: Reimagining 9th & New Hampshire
." Architects, planners, artists and community members share their ideas about how the lot could be transformed into a community green space, and their submissions remain on display from noon to 6 p.m. weekends through March 25. See lcava.org
for more information.