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Structure Specifications


Building Pershing Center Auditorium
Owner/Broker City of Lincoln
Parcel ID 10-25-107-001-000
Street Address 226 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE, 68508

Building & Site Overview

Total Site Size 300' x 300'
Site Characteristics Surrounding the Building Freestanding
Zoning Classification Currently Zoned P (Public)

Zoning surrounding the Pershing Center is B-4 (Business District), P (Public), and O-1 (Office District) to the South. Information about these zoning districts can be found in Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code.

Topography Flat
Reside in 100 Year Flood Plain No
Phase One Environmental Audit Done No
Storm Drainage Yes

Building Specifications

Construction Type Concrete Block

Concrete block walls are not insulated.

Construction Date 1955-57
Current Use Municipal Auditorium
Total Sq. Ft. ±80,000 sq. ft.

Lower level exhibition hall is ≈28,000 sq. ft.
Main auditorium floor is ≈17,000 sq. ft.

Expandable Yes
Can Subdivide Yes
Main Level Floor
Thickness 3 ft. Layered Concrete and Cork
Column Spacing Clear Span, Steel I-Beam Construction
Ceiling Height 50 ft. at Centerline in Main Auditorium
Lower Level Exhibition Hall
Column Spacing 40 ft. Main Area
25 ft. Side Bays
12 ft. East-West Ends
Ceiling Height 8.33 ft. Clearance Perimeter
10.33 ft. at Center Floor
Roof Type Rubber EDPM with Seams - Installed in 90's
Insulation 6 in. of Fiber Board
Doors & Docks
Truck Drive-In 1 (Northeast corner)
Truck Dock Doors 1 (East side)
# of Passengers No Passenger Elevators
# of Freight 1 Freight Elevator, 10,000 lb. Capacity
Main Cooling System 500 Ton Centrifugal Chiller

Additional cooling equipment includes (1) 30 ton, (1) 7.5 ton, and (2) 5 ton units.

Main Heating System (2) Natural Gas Boilers - 3.2 MMBtuH Each
Main Auditorium Metal Halide - 72 Fixtures
Lower Level Fluorescent
Sprinkler System Wet for Lower Level and Stage
Total Spaces Available 15 Stalls on Site
On Street Parking Yes
Surface or Garage Public Garages in Close Proximity

Existing Costs

Rent $ per sq. ft. (per BOMA) N/A - City Owned
Net Property Taxes N/A - Public Property
Electrical $150,000/yr.
Natural Gas $34,000/yr.
Water/Wastewater $21,000/yr.
Telecommunications $15,000/yr.


Main Size 16 in.

Pershing has water mains on 3 sides, with a 24 in. main on the east, a 16 in. main on the north, and a 12 in. main on the south.

Service Line Size 4 in. domestic, (2) 6 in. fire lines


Main Size 8 in.
Service Line Size 4 in. with Injection Pump

Electric Power

Service Provider Lincoln Electric System
Service Voltage to Site/Building 480 Volts, 3 phase

The Pershing Center is served by two paralleled 1,000 kVa 277/480 volt transformers. The back-up generator is powered by natural gas.

Main Building Service Capacity 2000 Amps
Transmission Voltage 115 kV
Distribution Voltage 12.5 kV
Emergency Generator Yes, 30 kW for Lighting
Power Quality
Total Interruptions per Year No interruptions in last 5 years
Number of Instantaneous Delays 0
Total Outage Duration (hours/year) 0
Loop Fed Yes, connected to redundant downtown network

Natural Gas

Service Provider Black Hills Energy
Main Size 3 in.
Pressure 6 psig

There is a 74 psig high pressure main a block away. If a customer's load warrants a main extension, a feasibility study can determine the most effective way of meeting increased building demands.

Service Line Size 4 in.

Telecommunications Service

Local Exchange Carrier Windstream
Nearest Central Office (C.O.) 15th and M Streets
Location Directly across the street
Distance 150 ft.
ADSL Available from C.O. Yes
Type (e.g., Analog or Digital) Digital
C.O. on a Fiber Ring Yes
Dual Service Provided from Two Central Offices Could be provided
Fiber Available Yes
Building Served by Fiber Currently served by copper
ISDN Available from C.O. Yes
Points of Presence (POPs)
List All Major Long Distance Carriers All major carriers available
Location of Closest Major Carrier POP 150 ft.


Mass Transit Service N/A
Light Rail N/A
Bus Yes; StarTran, City of Lincoln
Distance to Nearest Airport About 10 minutes drive time

Location of Building in a Classified Zone

Downtown BID Yes
Tax Increment Financing District Potential
Capitol Environs Yes