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Juvenile justice center site recommended for historical designation

Posted at 3:40 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 23:33:13-04

The Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission is recommending the city consider making the proposed site for the new Juvenile Justice Center a historical landmark.

In a meeting Wednesday afternoon, the commission decided to forward their recommendation to the Omaha Planning Commission.

Douglas County commissioners voted in July to use eminent domain to obtain the building located at 18th and Howard streets. 

The move sparked outcry among neighbors and prompted community activists to call for more transparency about the proposed center, which is estimated to cost $120 million.

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