Developers of Innovation Campus building draw inspiration from tech, social-media HQs

Even before the Lincoln City Council considers a redevelopment plan request from Nebraska Innovation Campus to begin the next phase of construction at the research park, interest in the 80,000-square-foot building has been high, particularly among entrepreneurs.

“What we have a lot of demand for is 200- to 500- to 1,000-square-foot offices for companies that are just kind of getting going,” said Dan Duncan, executive director of Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Small space is difficult to come by in the commercial real estate world, which typically caters to larger, more-established companies looking to rent entire floors rather than individual office suites.

The latest building planned for Innovation Campus — a proposed $15.3 million facility (with an estimated $3.1 million in tax-increment financing) privately funded by Tetrad Property Group — is a clean slate for the lead developer.

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