City of Kearney, Buffalo County, and Buffalo County Economic Development Council officials are proud to announce that Kearney has been selected as the site for the new Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home. This new 330,000 square foot facility will cost an estimated $101,000,000 and will be located at the intersection of 56th Street and Cherry Avenue. In addition to a state-of-the-art single story facility, local funding of $10,104,000 will provide for several improvements including paved and lit walking trails, water features, wood and ceramic shops, a chapel, a library, landscaping, garden areas, and a new Veterans’ Memorial. Also included is long-term funding for employee recruitment, relocation, training, as well as scholarships to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Central Community College.
A local committee, referred to as the Project Honor Committee, is looking forward to the opportunity to personally meet with residents (members) and employees of the current home to further develop transition plans based on their input. The transition plans will include matching members of the home with local volunteers who will assist with whatever services are needed.
As the project develops, more information will be available as well as how to volunteer. For additional information please contact the City Manager’s Office at (308) 233-3214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.