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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 13, 1987)
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(On the cover) The hands of a
Malone Manor resident, (left)
Art hendrickson talks about liv
ing in the shadow of the university.
Paul VonderlageThe Sower
rt Hendrickson leaned on his backyard fence at
2002 S St., and glared at UNL's high-rise resi
dence halls, Cather and Pound.
Hendrickson is angry. Angry at UNL for not letting him
know what the future holds for the home he purchased
three years ago. UNL officials plan to expand the campus
boundary, an expansion which would include Hendrick
son's house and most of the Malone neighborhood.
While UNL has long-range plans to expand its City
Campus boundary from 19th to 22nd streets, and from
Vine to Q streets, the city of Lincoln has a redevelopment
plan for the area that can't be implemented because UNL
has acquired much of the land in the neighborhood. The
conflicting plans have put many residents of the Malone
community, the area from 19th to 27th streets and Vine
to Q streets on hold.
Some, like Hendrickson, want to know how and when
UNL will proceed with the expansion plan, its effect on the
property values and whether residents should continue
their renovation efforts.
"I could put a 'for sale' sign out here," Hendrickson
said, "but no one would buy it because the university is
plotting on the area."
Hendrickson said he could spend another $2,600 to
install new windows in his home, but he's not sure it
would be worth doing if UNL doesn't offer him the
amount of money his house is worth.
Hendrickson said he and his wife Iola bought the
house for their retirement.
"They (UNL) ain't offering the kind of money I've put
in the house," he said. Last year he said he was offered
about $20,000 for the two-story home.
"I've got $40,000 in this house and they only want to
pay $15,000 to $20,000."
Hendrickson scratches his stubble. "I ain't leaving
until I have a certified check for $40,000."
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