The Cotner Center Concept


Living at Cotner Center

Cotner residents have the opportunity to be part of an active community. Our Welcoming Committee meets with each new resident to provide an orientation, answer questions, and help them become a part of the Cotner scene. Participation in activities and interaction with your neighbors provides an interesting and fulfilling experience.   Residents are encouraged to volunteer for committees or other activities to help strengthen our community and keep our association fees low. 

Cotner Center Condominiums was designed to be a 55-plus independent living complex.  It is important to note that Cotner Center is NOT an assisted-living facility, and does not have medical staff.  The property manager and maintenance manager are available only during office hours.  


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. 

An Excellent Location

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, 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, 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.