Lincoln’s City Council agenda ahead of Monday’s meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —Lincoln City Council has several big items on Monday’s agenda.

First up, a public hearing on the redevelopment of the blighted area at 9th and “P” Streets.

Dubbed the Lincoln Bold Redevelopment Project, high rise condos and apartments would be put up.

The project would cost nearly 87 million dollars with developers using 23 million dollars in funds from tax increment financing.

But in the process of construction, a lane of 9th Street would block traffic to several businesses for two years and take away much needed parking. City Council is expected to make a determination March 13th.

Another measure getting a first-round hearing in front of the council is a request to move two-and-a-half million dollars from ‘affordable housing grant funds’ and use it for the demolition of Pershing Center. Pershing closed in 2014, the city will replace it with apartments and a library.

Also before the city council is a request to change zoning for a historic church, United Pentecostal Church at 29th and Holdrege.  The prospective buyer of the building would like to add in apartments, a business, and possibly a daycare.

Earlier this month the planning commission recommended the council approve the measure.

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