At a cost of $4.8 million, the Archdiocese of Omaha is consolidating its offices at a new location near 111th and Blondo Streets.

The new location is the 29,500-square-foot former Lindsay Corp. building.

Archdiocese offices have been across the street from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and at 60th Street and the Northwest Radial. Both buildings will be sold.

Archbishop George Lucas announced the move Tuesday and said it will allow the church to save money in the long run. The building at the new location is 10 years old, and some of the buildings it replaces are about 100 years old.

“The cost to maintain our aging buildings takes a larger portion of our budget year by year,” Lucas said. Another benefit will be to have employees working together under one roof, he said.

Before purchasing the building, Lucas had to receive approval from the Archdiocese of Omaha’s Finance Council and the College of Consultors. The Finance Council is made up of priests and lay experts in finance and business. The College of Consultors is a group of priests. Both groups unanimously approved the purchase.

The archdiocese employs 73 people on its two campuses. The move is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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