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South of Downtown works to expand the participation of a wide range of community stakeholders to improve safety, housing and neighborhood infrastructure. South of Downtown Community Development Organization will focus efforts on neighborhood services; healthy and affordable housing; arts and culture; equitable opportunities in education; and job skills and workforce development for residents living in the Everett and Near South neighborhoods.

Collective Impact Lincoln

Collective Impact Lincoln creates lasting, meaningful, resident-led investment and positive change in Lincoln’s core neighborhoods. Through canvassing, community events, and our Community Builder Workshops, we help neighbors examine their communities’ natural strengths and identify new ways to improve. Collective Impact Lincoln is a partnership between Civic Nebraska, Nebraska Appleseed and the South of Downtown Community Development Organization made possible by Woods Charitable Fund’s 2017 Breakthrough Initiative Grant. We focus on Belmont, Clinton, Everett, Hartley, Near South, and University Place neighborhoods.

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CenterPointe Redevelopment Project

South of Downtown Community Development Organization recently acquired the property located at 1000 S. 13th Street (the CenterPointe site) with the hopes to redevelop the site after CenterPointe relocates to its new facility. The CenterPointe site has the potential to be a transformative project for local residents by developing a handsome and contextually-sensitive mixed-use project that results in residential opportunities for an array of local residents (with household incomes ranging from 30% to 120% of AMI) and public-facing commercial space sufficient to host a tenant with a good reputation of providing subsidized health, social, and/or educational services to the public-at-large.

Community Engagement

Beginning Fall 2022 through Spring 2023 we will be connecting with residents and businesses near 13th and E - D Streets to inform them of the future development happening in the neighborhood.

We will be sharing an online survey as well as hosting focus groups and listening sessions for community input on this development.

We also will identify 10 individuals to serve on a Development Advisory Board that will oversee this development starting in 2023. If you are interested in more information, please reach out to us!

Outreach for this project is being completed by NeighborWorks Lincoln.


Chelsea Egenberger (she/her)
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Image is of a map of S. 12th Street on the left to S. 14th St. on the right; F Street to the Top and D Street to the bottom. The CenterPointe location at the corner of 13th and E Streets is blocked out in a red box.

Location of redevelopment project.

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