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City continues effort to declare old army depot blighted


The city again touted the benefits of designating the former Sioux Army Depot as substandard and blighted in a public hearing before the planning commission on Monday.

Megan McGown, community development director, spoke with the commission about LB 66, adopted by the Nebraska legislature in 2013. The law allows for redevelopment projects outside city limits on former defense sites, like the depot.

“The Sioux Army Depot, as you all know is ideally located in terms of logistics and warehousing and transportation for development for our community, with both Union Pacific and the Burlington...

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