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Nebraska city to begin work on $48M community center

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Officials in eastern Nebraska say a planned community and recreation center approved by voters last year will cost $48 million and include such features as an indoor water park, gymnasium and a library.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the groundbreaking for the 120,000-square-foot facility in Papillion is scheduled for Nov. 30.

The city will use sales tax revenue to fund the project. Voters approved a half-cent sales tax increase for the center in the November 2016 election. The city has collected $1.8 million from the increase between January and July. A city official says the revenue generated was ahead of the city's projections.

The project also includes an 80,000-square-foot field house and a sports field for soccer, football and lacrosse.

The community center is expected to open fall 2019.

Nebraska city to begin work on $48M community center

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