Changing Omaha…One Project At A Time

Changing Omaha…One Project At A Time
 OMG John 9/20/2017 6:00 AM

Over the past several months we have noticed a major spike in construction around the Omaha area, but as frustrating it is, it’s giving Omaha a facelift that was much needed and well-deserved.

Here is a list of some of the development projects going on in the Omaha area:

  • 10th and 13th St. Corridors
    Just south of downtown Omaha between 10th and 13th street, there is a rich history of italian and czech immigration. This area is home to the Ethnic Sandwich Shop and the former home of The Bohemian Cafe on 13th and William St. Omaha is taking this area and developing a section of row houses that will sale around $300,000. The trendy downtown area has been creeping into this area for quite sometime and this will help rebuild one of the oldest neighborhoods in Omaha.
  • North Downtown Apartments
    Just north of downtown, new apartments have sprouted up and are being called the 1415 @ the yard. These apartments are the first ones in Omaha that have the smart home aspect built into them. Once tenants sign the lease, they download an app that gives them a virtual floor plan of their apartment and things like electrical, air and TV can be controlled from their phone.
  • Woolworth Building Renovations
    On 12th and Howard in Downtown Omaha sits the Woolworth building. For years, the top floors of this building have remained empty for storage and other odds and ends. The Old Market is becoming such a trendy space that developers thought this space was going to waste. The empty floors will be turned into office space and the remaining top three floors will be turned into lofts. Developers are shooting have the lofts and office space ready to lease out by November 2017.
  • Moylans Capitol St. Project
    The new entertainment district in downtown Omaha in the area of 10th and Capitol will be two city blocks containing a high-rise Marriott Hotel, luxury apartment complexes, 90,000 square feet of office and entertainment space and a public parking garage. The development started in 2014 and is opening in summer of 2017.
  • Former Civic Auditorium site
    The lot where the former civic auditorium sat has been empty for quite sometime now. There have been many proposals on what to do with the space such as a new downtown library to a courtyard area with building space and additional downtown parking since it is near the booming centurylink center. The official plans have come out and have included both the library and residential/office space.
  • WCA buys new headquarters
    The Women’s Center for Advancement has bought a new headquarters in the Blackstone District which will triple its space. The organization has been around for over a century and battles domestic violence and sexual abuse. They are expected to move into their new headquarters in December 2017.
  • ConAgra Headquarters
    The old ConAgra campus is still occupied but plans have already been made to fill the space. All three Buffett Foundations will now be housed in the riverfront campus along with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to move in the first quarter of 2018.


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