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Planning Commission Recommends Selling Part of 17th Street To UNL For Engineering College

LINCOLN–(10/11 Now Dec. 19)–A state-of-the art, 3-building College of Engineering facility north of Vine Street on the UNL campus is closer to reality.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission has given its stamp of approval for UNL to buy a portion of 17th street from “X” to Vine streets to build it. UN-L Real Estate Manager John Jensen told KFOR’s media partner, 10/11 Now, why this $85-million complex is needed.

“There’s several local and global challenges that are only going to be solved by scientific and technological development.  That’s what driving our need for a new College of Engineering facility,” Jensen said.

The project must now be approved by the Lincoln City Council.


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