New Innovation Campus Building Eyed for March Groundbreaking

The University of Nebraska and developer Tetrad Property Group are eyeing a March groundbreaking for Phase 2 of the Nebraska Innovation Campus research and business complex at the former State Fair Park.

In documents filed with the city planning department last week, Tetrad is still planning an $18 million, three-story building with about 80,000 square feet of mixed-use space.

The Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation approved the new plans for the building in December, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green said.

The amended plan shows the building slightly northeast of its original site at the corner of Transformation Drive and 21st Street.

That saves the corner lot — a prime location on the research campus, according to Green — for future development.

No building permits have been filed at this point, said Tetrad Property Group Director of Communications Jennifer Brinkman, but plans have been drawn up for the next building to be located on the campus of the public-private partnership launched by the university in 2009.

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