NSNA Annual Meeting and Potluck

Neighborhood Potluck

The annual Near South Neighborhood Association Potluck and General Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 11th at 5:30 PM at Grace Lutheran Church located at 2225 Washington Street.

This is great opportunity to reconnect with your neighbors and get up to date with everything happening in the neighborhood.  Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert.  Drinks and dinnerware will be provided.  Our guest speaker will be Ed Zimmer, City Preservation Planner.

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SoDo Community Meeting

Opportunity To Provide Input On Proposed SoDo Project

The consultants responsible for the planning process of the proposed SoDo (South of Downtown) revitalization project will be back in October and November to hopefully gather further community feedback.  The next meeting is scheduled for October 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the F Street Rec Center located at 1225 F street.

This proposed project will directly impact areas of both the Near South and Everett neighborhoods.  Please attend the meeting if you can and inform your neighbors about the event as well so that as many neighborhood residents as possible can have their voices heard.

More information can be found at lincolnsodo.org You can also find more information on the Facebook group, We Are Vital LNK

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Neighborhood Revitalization Meeting

Lincoln South Downtown – SoDo

In 2014 Lincoln Vital Signs report was commissioned by philanthropic organizations, the business community, the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County to create a shared understanding of the strengths and challenges of the city.  This report is a tool to help us learn more about ourselves and catalyze action to make Lincoln even stronger.

Shortly after the report was released, a group of business, philanthropic and city leaders embarked on a collaborative effort to address two of the severe poverty track census areas south of downtown Lincoln (SODO).  The Lincoln South Downtown Development Fund was established and a Master Plan is now being developed for this area.

As a vital part of this process, consulting firm H3 Studio is hosting a community idea gathering meeting on May 7th at 5:30 PM at Everett Elementary School to assist with their recommendations for the Master Plan.  All are encouraged to attend the meeting and contribute to this process.

For a map of the SoDo area and more information click here.

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Annual Tour of Homes May 10th

Six Historic Homes Showcased

The Near South Neighborhood Association will showcase six historic homes in the Near South area on May 10th.

Tour of HomesKeeping with the mission of the Near South Neighborhood all six properties have been preserved or revitalized to their original state.  Proud home owners will open their doors from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, tickets can be found at The Mill (both locations), Meadowlark, & 17th and Washington Russ’s Market.

Homes in the tour include 1929 C, 1401 S 15th, 1932 S 24th, 1862 Harwood St, 1801 C and 1268 S 20th.  In memory of Bertram Goodhue (designer of the State Capitol) the tour will include the ground breaking of the Goodhue Boulevard Monument which will be located on the South side of the State Capitol on Goodhue Boulevard.

Tour of Homes 2014“The neighbors of the Near South have been opening our doors for years; you’ll often find us sitting on our porches, walking through the tree lined sidewalks and enjoyed the small town community that is our neighborhood.  The tour of homes allows others to see what beauty lines inside those walls.  We can’t wait to see you there.” said Jim Friedman, Near South resident and Association President.
Media interested in visiting the tour or taking pictures must coordinate with Jerre Brammeier at (402) 477-1692.

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