Year Round Local Food Market?

The South of Downtown Organization is holding a community conversation and dessert. The discussion topic is:

Should Lincoln Have a Year-Round Local Food Market / Public Market in or Near Downtown?

When: Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:30-8 PM
Where: F Street Community Center,
1225 F St, Lincoln, NE 68508

SODO is seeking a wide range of viewpoints and opinions in order to inform community leaders regarding various perspectives on this topic. Space is limited and child care will be provided.

Please RSVP so that there will be enough space, dessert and childcare for everyone!

If demand is high, we may organize another meeting in late February. For more information, please contact

Luminarias on Goodhue Boulevard


We will be placing luminarias (candles in paper bags) along Goodhue Boulevard on December 24th. Candles will burn through the night, leaving a beautiful view all the way to the state capitol building.

The NSNA could use your help! If you would like to help set up/light luminarias on December 24th or help pick them up on December 25th – check it out & sign up here!

Questions? Contact

Irving Fall Picnic

Thursday, September 21 5:30-7:30 pm

2745 S 22nd St (Irving School Playfields)

Friends, families, and neighbors are all invited!

  • Bring your blankets and lawn chairs
  • Hear live music from the The Algorhythm and Less Talk More Polka
  • Bring your picnic dinner or purchase food from Heoya food truck or Kona Ice.
  • Meet our neighborhood police officers
  • Hang out with friends, and meet new ones!
  • Finally, watch the Irving Chimney Swifts arrive home at sunset!

16th Street Is Open!



Thank you to City of Lincoln Public Works for a beautiful new street surface in the Near South!

South 16th Street between “A” and “F” streets reopened to one-way southbound traffic at 3 p.m.Monday.  The street had been closed since February for reconstruction. South 17th Street was closed to southbound traffic during that time.

Crews will restore South 17th Street to one-way, northbound traffic between “G” and “A” streets over the next two days.  Final improvements will include restriping lanes, temporary roundabout removal and traffic signal reactivation at the intersection of 17th and “A” streets.

Workers will be using flagging to direct traffic during control device removals.  More information about the project is available at (keyword: 16).

It’s Time for the Tour of Homes!

What are you doing this Mother’s Day?

On May 14th, six Near South homes will be open to the public from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Tour of Homes Promo Image 

Go to the Tour of Homes Page to learn more!

Pre-Sales have closed for the Tour of Homes.

We will be accepting Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express; as well as cash and check at any of the houses.

Tickets are:
$15 for those 13 or older
$5 for those 5 to 12 year old
Free for those under 5

We look forward to seeing you on the Tour!


16th Street Reconstruction from ‘A’ St. to ‘F’ St.

Open House Public Meeting

Monday, January 9, 2017 6 – 8 PM

McPhee Elementary School

820 Goodhue Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68508

Please enter through the main doors on the west side of building

Join to learn more about the reconstruction of 16th St. from ‘A’ St. to ‘F’ St. The project team will be available to discuss the construction plan and to answer your questions about the project.

Information will also be available about the ‘D’ St. Water Main Replacement project to be completed in conjunction with this project.




Neighborhood Potluck and Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Located at: First Plymouth Church

20th and D Streets

(Enter through the west doors, then downstairs in the Mayflower Room)

  • Bring a hot dish, salad, or dessert
  • Drinks & Dinnerware are provided
  • Meet/re-meet your neighbors
  • Talk with city officials
  • Find out about the Near South Neighborhood Association & what’s happened in the past year…

Our guest speaker will be Ed Zimmer, City Preservation Planner

*Free childcare will be provided for children under 5 years old

Everyone is welcome!