Community Crops Gardens are available!

Have you ever wanted to try having a garden? The Near South Neighborhood has a community garden located 18th & F Street.  It was developed by the First Presbyterian Church and Jacob’s Well in partnership with Community Crops. The garden location offers 18 individual garden plots consisting of raised beds measuring at 20’x5′.

Now is the time to sign up for your own garden bed!

For more information, visit Community Crops’ website: http//communitycrops.org/.

 

Deny Alcohol Sales Less Than 100 Feet Away From Homes & Schools

The Near South Neighborhood Association is AGAINST the zone change request that would allow grocery stores to sell alcohol, even if they are within 100 feet of a residence, school, church, or mental health facility.

Currently, businesses must be 100 feet away from residences, schools, churches, and mental health facilities in order to sell alcohol to be consumed off site.

By making an exception for grocery stores, we open up a slippery slope to other community service providers like pharmacies and convenience stores. If exceptions are made for one group, others will follow. Exceptions weaken the point of the law.

If you’d like to read more on our stance, we have attached some more detailed questions/answers, as well as the Near South Neighborhood Association’s letter to our elected officials.

Additional Information/Questions & Answers

Letter to Elected Officials

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!
http://go.unl.edu/LNKMarket

If demand is high, we may organize another meeting in late February. For more information, please contact shawn.ryba@lincolnsouthdowntown.org

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 amy.hochstetler@nearsouth.org.

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!

 

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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 lincoln.ne.gov (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.

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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.

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