Grand Island ready to redevelop land near old veteran home

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The city council is looking to re-develop nearly 570 acres in Grand Island the old veterans home. In order to do that the city council must first vote to declare the land as blighted.

The almost 570 acres of undeveloped land around the old veterans home is looking to be redeveloped soon. (Alicia Naspretto, KSNB) -

With that label on the land, they'll be able to start offering Tax Increment Financing for developers who want to come in.

While many people are still sad about the vets home moving, the city says it's a good time to start bringing new things in.

"While people are upset that is has moved and that's understandable," Chad Nabity, City Planner Director, said. "But the fact of the matter is that it has moved and we need to move on and look at turning that into something that enhances the community."

The city says they hope to use this time to move forward with their Veteran Legacy project.