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Date:
October 24, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831 Kent Morgan, Planning Department, 441-7491


PUBLIC INVITED TO MEETING ON FUTURE OF PERSHING

Mayor Chris Beutler encourages citizens to attend “The Future of Pershing: A Community Discussion” Wednesday, October 29 at the Pershing Center. The open house is from 5 to 7:30 and includes presentations on the history of event facilities in Lincoln at 5:15, 5:45, 6:15 and 6:45 p.m.

“As the community looks into building a new arena in the West Haymarket, we also need to address the future of this historic building which has been successfully holding events for more than 50 years,” Beutler said. “The meeting is a great opportunity to tour Pershing, to have your questions answered and to offer your own ideas.”

Mayor Beutler and UNL Athletic Director Dr. Tom Osborne will attend the event to hear from residents. Members of the Pershing Advisory Board also will be available to meet with those attending.

The meeting is part of the Pershing Adaptive Reuse and Site (PARS) Study which began earlier this year. The study is being managed through the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department in cooperation with the Pershing Advisory Board and Pershing Center staff. Helping with the study is a design team of local architects and facility experts lead by the firm of Bahr Vermeer Haecker Architects.

The PARS Study includes a design contest among UNL architecture students. The student entries will be on display at the meeting. Other displays will include information on Pershing’s current condition and the redevelopment concepts for the West Haymarket.

More information on the PARS Study is available on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: pars).


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