- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Five buildings have been demolished near Creighton University in Omaha, but school officials say they have no immediate plans for the newly vacant land.

University spokeswoman Cindy Workman told the Omaha World-Herald Herald (https://bit.ly/1zVJNkJ ) that the school-owned buildings were empty and at least one was badly deteriorated.

They were torn down last week by crews with Anderson Excavating and had housed mostly industrial businesses, including Modern Equipment Co. The manufacturer has since relocated to a new plant in an industrial park with the help of the city of Omaha and the school.

Some of the buildings had been among 16 parcels of land and structures the college purchased from Modern Equipment in 2008. The university has redeveloped some of those properties and knocked down others and converted the lots into turf. The school will follow that pattern with the land beneath the newly demolished buildings.

“They’ll put grass in there until plans are solidified,” Workman said.

The college has said before that it plans to build an $82 million dental clinic to replace its aging, smaller space next to the Creighton University Medical Center. It is seeking $8 million from the Nebraska Legislature to help pay for the building.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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