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The Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission on Wednesday approved several hundred more housing units in far southeast Lincoln.

The commission voted unanimously in favor of annexing a 50-acre parcel on the northeast corner of 84th Street and Rokeby Road and also changing the zoning on it from agricultural to residential.

The land is owned by Lincoln Federal Savings Bank, which is planning to develop 100 single-family units along with an apartment complex with 300 units.

A site plan shows single-family lots on the northern part of the property and apartments along the south and east part.

The land is L-shaped and surrounds a 20-acre parcel that Lincoln Federal intends for future commercial development. That parcel was not part of the annexation request.

The request will now go to the City Council for final approval. The developer did not give a timetable for building at the site.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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