2018 Garage Sale

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE: June 2, 8am–4pm

Time to sign up!

This is a great opportunity to clean, purge, organize, have fun and make a little cash. Russ’s Market (17th & Washington) will have maps available in Customer Service the morning of the sale. Ads appear in the Journal Star & numerous social media sites – free to participants.

Contact Cathy Wilken 402-730-5058 cathy.wilken@nearsouth.org to have your address included.

Community Plant Sale

CANCELLED Community Plant Sale

Due to inclement weather, we have not been able to gather the necessary inventory this year to have an effective plant sale. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Some other local plant sales are happening! Check them out here:

Community Crops Plant Sale Saturday April 28, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spring Affair Plant Sale Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sat, April 21st, 9am – 1PM
Southview Christian Church
2040 S. 22nd St.


Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Bulbs, and More

Volunteers and Donations Needed:

  • Plants
  • Bulbs
  • Gardening Tools and Supplies
  • Yard Art
  • Etc

Contact Jeff at Jeff.Keidel@nearsouth.org for More information.

Spring Clean-Up!

Near South Neighborhood Spring Clean-Up

Saturday April 7, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

NW Parking Lot of Lincoln High (Directly across from McDonald’s on Capitol Parkway)

  • We will have roll-off dumpsters available to accept garbage and household trash.
  • We will also have separate dumpsters to accept yard brush (we CANNOT accept leaves or grass clippings, only tree limbs).
  • We will be recycling household items including: old appliances, metals, construction materials, everyday recycling items, and much more! For a complete list, see our website at nearsouth.org.
  • We will be offering a FREE tire disposal option at the cleanup site.
  • We CANNOT accept hazardous waste materials!We will provide brochures from the City of Lincoln on the hazardous waste disposal dates, times, and sites.

This is a great time to clean up yards and get rid of unwanted items in your home!

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

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 lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: 16).

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.