Plans moving forward for 20-story building in downtown Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- Plans are moving forward for a 20 story building at 11th and Q streets in downtown Lincoln.

The building would be in the spot of the former Applebee's, across from the Lied Center.

After a public hearing on Monday, Lincoln City Council voted to add the project to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan.

The $30 million Lied Place Residences redevelopment project would include a restaurant on the ground floor, about 4,500 square feet of office space on the second, third and fourth floors and about 40 condominium units on the upper 16 floors.

Dallas McGee, Assistant Director of the City Urban Development Department, said the project will meet a goal of the 2005 Downtown Lincoln Master Plan by helping to bridge the area between traditional downtown and the University of Nebraska campus.

Local developer Tam Allan has been working on the development for several years. The project includes $5 million in tax-increment financing.

The project could start in the spring of 2019 and be completed in early 2021.