When Bethany School was closed, Lincoln businessman, Larry Price purchased the building with the hope of developing a property that would continue to be a strength in the community.


A need was identified for retirement housing for middle-income people and the building was a “natural” for such a center. 

Cotner Center was the first independent living facility for seniors in Lincoln, Nebraska. We began and  continue with a strong sense of responsibility for ourselves and our community.





Located in northeast Lincoln, the Bethany area has always been a convenient place to live.  There is a special vitality here that gives it a small town feeling with all the advantages of a large city.


Within a three block area, several fine businesses and services can be found, including Cornhusker Bank, Bethany Christian Church, Bethany Branch Public Library, restaurants, a full service garage, a service station and mini mart, beauty shops, barber shops, floral shops, gift shops, antique store, dentists, pharmacies, a chiropractor’s office, a vision clinic, and a hearing aid service. The bakery/café across the street has live music for tips every Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Just one-half-mile south and east is Meadowlane shopping center with a hardware store, shops and restaurants, and a yoga studio.


Only one mile south, on "O" Street, are Gateway Mall with shops and restaurants, and East Park Plaza Mall with shops, restaurants, and a movie theater, and Russ’s Market. There is also a thriving commercial center just over a mile to the east, at 84th and Holdrege streets.

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