NP City Council gives Lakeview housing project first round of approval

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV The North Platte City Council gave the Lakeview Boulevard housing project its first round of approval at their meeting Tuesday.

The North Platte City Council gave the Lakeview Boulevard housing project its first round of approval at their meeting Tuesday. (Source: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV)

DP Management, LLC of Omaha is looking to build two 80 unit apartment complex, with the option of building a convenience store at Lakeview Boulevard and A street.

They will consist of one or two bedrooms apartments.

The project, which will be completed in two phases, will cost 20 million dollars to build.

Chamber President and CEO Gary Person says the chamber has been looking to redevelop the area for about five years, but the project is getting mixed reviews by homeowners who live nearby.

They expressed their concerns before the city council during a public hearing Tuesday evening.

DP Management, LLC says they are open to other commercial business options.

The proposal will now go before the council for two more votes.

In other business, the council gave the green light for curbline work to replace water, storm sewer and electrical for the downtown renovation project.

The streets that will be worked on are Dewey Street from Fourth Street to Sixth Street, Fifth Street from Jeffers to Dewey Street and Sixth Street from Jeffers Street to Chestnut Street.

City administrator Jim Hawks says he would like to begin the bid process early next year and start construction in the spring.