Lincoln building to be revamped into mental health center

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The city-county Public Building Commission has approved a $3.87 million bid to renovate the Benesch Building in Lincoln to house the Mental Health Crisis Center.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( ) that the approval was made Tuesday.

Work on the Benesch Building and on the former county jail across the street marks the start of a shuffle of county departments into new headquarters. The Benesch Building renovation will almost entirely remake the interior to accommodate the 15-bed crisis center's patients and staff.

The Lancaster County Board must still approve the Benesch Building renovation bid.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,