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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 13, 1987)
A cross glows in the night on a
Malone community church at
25th and S streets.
Mark DavisThe Sower
"Tphe people in the neighborhood come from
diverse backgrounds, Godfrey said. They know
each other, care for each other and don't want
J L their neighborhood swallowed by the university.
In addition to a park and residential housing,
the city's plan for the Malone area calls for street
improvements and home refurbishing.
"We're' the last neighborhood ... to have such
programs as city parks and paved streets and bikeways
implemented, Kopines said.
However, all of the city's planned improvements have
been stalled because the university owns much of the
land in question, McGee said.
City and UNL officials have discussed a land trade that
would give the city 1 1 acres of land north of Ilarper-Schramm-Smith
residence complex, which is worth about
$1 million, for city owned property in the Malone
community, Coffey said. The Malone property is worth
$300,000 to $400,000. The city would pay the university
The 1 1 acres of UNL property would be used to extend
Holdrege Street around the campus' northern boundary,
Lincoln Mayor Roland Luedtke said.
But nothing has been finalized and the uncertainty
leaves many Malone residents upset.
"The university and the city have been playing games
with each other for 40 years. All they've been doing is
swapping land," Stephenn said.
UNL's expansion plan has the 56-year-old Stephenn
worried. He wants to continue to live in his home, but
he's worried that UNL's expansion plan will force him to
Eminent domain is the power
of 3 government to take away or
to give the authority to takeaway,
private property for public use,
providing just compensation to
pubiicagency must pay the price
determined by the court and both,
sides may appeal the decision.
Wood said thrtt both stale and
i rdcra! constitutions rcquiro that
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