"It's going to feel like a cornstalk in a tomato field," one neighbor said of a housing project to sprout south of downtown Omaha where a family's flower shop and greenhouse operation once stood.
Loft apartments and rehabbed commercial bays are poised to pop up along Omaha’s historic Auto Row — a stretch once bustling with showrooms of Studebakers, Hudsons and other classic cars.
The owner of a century-old building on 18th and Howard Streets says he plans to file a lawsuit challenging Douglas County’s move to seize his property and demolish it, making way for a $120 million juvenile justice center.
Yes, manufactured homes — and their less-movable factory-built cousins, modular homes — gain value if everything’s just right.
The property’s owner, architect Bob Perrin, rejected the county’s offer to buy his four-story, 40,000-square-foot office building at 420 S. 18th St., for $900,000 back in May.
Real estate experts say they don’t expect Oak View Mall’s decline to take a bite out of residential property values in the area of the struggling mall.
If it weren't for taxpayers, the Hilton Hotel attached to downtown's convention center and arena might not have gotten built. Now the city says it can take steps to get out of the hotel business and eventually get taxpayers off the hook for about $140 million in debt attached to the hotel.
The money, a record amount, will go toward more than 90 projects in Nebraska's rural and urban areas.
The century-old Blackstone Hotel, most recently used as an office building in midtown Omaha, is poised to be resurrected to its original use under a nearly $75 million plan by two Omaha developers.
The school district’s K-12 enrollment has swelled from less than 600 in 2000 to more than 2,500 today.
The resumption of a decades-dormant U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study means lakes in the pipeline by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District that had been expected to take about 50 years to construct now could be open to the public in as few as 15 years.
If MECA isn’t subject to public records laws, Chambers said he’ll introduce a bill in the Nebraska Legislature “so that such will not be the case.” He said he’s researching the matter.
As Eppley Airfield recorded its busiest month ever in May, airport officials are beginning the next stage of planning for future renovations and expansion.
So your neighbor got a brand-new red-white-and-blue Medicare card with a new number, and you didn't get one. Just be patient.
The manager of the city-owned convention center said it's not subject to the state's public records laws.
A proposal for a new Douglas County Juvenile Court, office and youth detention complex received a warm welcome from the Douglas County Board on Tuesday in its debut appearance in public. But there are many questions that remain to be answered about how the building project would benefit children and whether there are other alternatives that might benefit them more.
The hotel rooms, water park and meeting rooms are open for business under new management, but Omaha’s Lund Co. lists the hotel for sale at $35,550,000, an amount that would cover the loans, taxes and unpaid bills.
They call it “the farm” — and when Robert and Sharon Bruning bought it 40 years ago, the blue spruce that now towers over the old farmhouse at 162nd and Fort Streets stood just a few feet tall.
Already, much of the land around the lake and recreation area is spoken for. A growing list of residential developments in the area includes Pier 15, which will overlook the lake; Anchor Pointe, on 168th and Ida Streets; and a few Celebrity Homes & Townhouses developments in the works.
Urban Village Development, which has built or converted numerous other structures around town, finalized its purchase of the property Friday.
The tour even attracted people who weren’t looking to move — some just wanted to see how the urban core of Omaha has changed.
The corporation would function like private entities that the University of Nebraska used to develop the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Baxter Arena, officials said.
The $290 million project will create a 90-acre park along the mall and river, from the marina near the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge south to The Breakers apartment complex at Leavenworth Street.
The roughly $3.2 million in public improvements, for the most part, are needed for the area’s park even without the venue, said La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig and City Administrator Brenda Gunn.
Capitol Place, the structure coming up at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, will be a 72-unit mixed-use building.
Recent changes to the downtown area landscape could alter or extend traffic patterns of curious visitors wanting to check out something different between games.
At a June 5 meeting, the City Council declared some blocks between downtown and the Papillion Creek blighted and substandard and created a limited community redevelopment authority. The move allows the city to offer tax-increment financing, or TIF, a method of reallocating property taxes to promote redevelopment.
Selling the land to the Ponca means that TransCanada will have to negotiate with a new landowner, one that has special legal status as a tribe — a tribe that is opposed to the pipeline. The plot becomes the only tribally owned plot of land on the XL pipeline route in the U.S.
Real estate experts and civic leaders raved Tuesday over the $290 million, largely privately funded plan they say should draw more people to the Omaha riverfront and eventually more commerce to the city’s core.
When Charlie Graham Auto Body’s iconic neon sign squiggles across 42nd Street in midtown and apartments rise above a Wells Fargo Bank branch downtown, they likely will do so with help from property tax incentives.
Visitors got a sneak peek Tuesday at the new home of the Omaha chamber, which moved to the former Conagra campus.
Two heavy-hitter youth athletic organizations are teaming up to help build a $10 million facility set to sprawl across 135,000 square feet and host up to 400,000 visitors a year.
Yes, you can take your drink outside the bars in downtown’s new Capitol District. But there are a few rules.
A developer is negotiating to buy the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's former location at 13th and Harney Streets, chamber CEO David Brown said Tuesday.
In March 2017, Daniel Zavadil, then a sophomore at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, drove by the West Farm development near 144th Street and West Dodge Road and noticed a heaping pile of trees. To him, it looked like opportunity.
This farmland seems like a winning lottery ticket because it might fetch $40,000 or $50,000 an acre if or when they sell it to a developer. They know that’s serious money. They know it’s inevitable, though they don’t like to think about closing the book on five generations of Rohwers who have farmed in west Omaha — or west of Omaha — since the Civil War.
Officials shared those concepts on Wednesday during a community meeting on plans to transform the Council Bluffs side of the Missouri River.
ACX Cinema 12 is expected to open near 204th and Harrison Streets in the fall of 2019. It will be part of the Coventry development — a 420-acre, $420 million project that began in 2006.
Mike Moylan of Shamrock Development, which led creation of the entertainment-focused district, said the last big construction piece to ring the plaza is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
Already, 15 people have pre-ordered new Bentleys, and Pittack expects to sell 35 to 50 new models each year.
The proposal calls for the building commission’s levy to go up from 1.5 cents per $100 in valuation to 1.7 cents. That would result in a $2 annual increase on a $100,000 home, said Paul Cohen, building commission administrator.
Omaha-based Metonic Real Estate Solutions helped refine a project it thinks will target an unmet demand in the west Omaha area, said Metonic’s Eric Rodawig. Ravello 192, as it’s called, is planned as a sprawling 11-building town house development offering private entrances and garages for each of the rental residences.
"This is a big win for our city," said Connor Lund, who along with Lund Co. colleague Spencer Secor represented MetLife on the lease. MetLife is a newcomer to the area.
The Douglas County Board voted Tuesday to go ahead with its $2.75-million purchase of the Omaha Housing Authority’s downtown headquarters, despite Board Member Jim Cavanaugh’s vigorous denunciation of the purchase and its purpose.
The city council voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve the proposal by Councilman Pete Festersen. The ordinance expands on an earlier ordinance he introduced that requires pawn shops and salvage yards to digitally photograph and fingerprint people who sell material to them.
After construction cost overruns, years of operating in the red and now a concrete parking lot that’s crumbling, the Ralston Arena could get some help from professionals who assist such facilities for a living.
When she founded the senior center in 2009, Executive Director Carolina Padilla wanted to provide services to elderly Latino immigrants. Four years later, the organization welcomed refugee seniors from Sudan, Somalia, Bhutan, Nepal and Burma. Now, between 50 and 100 seniors come to the center daily. Half of them have Latino backgrounds; 45 percent are refugees. Clients come from 25 different countries.
It was tough, even for the owners, to imagine a mixed-use building rising five stories on a north downtown patch of land wedged between Interstate bridges, railroad tracks and city roads.
The boutique hotel taking over the historic downtown Omaha Saunders Kennedy building is to open in spring of 2019 — with a new name that nods to its feathered falcon friends next door.
A three-year stretch of uncertainty for a storied 127-year-old office building along downtown Omaha’s Gene Leahy Mall has taken a positive turn. The twist involves a new owner, renovations — and, possibly, a cold beer for those passing by in the future.
The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Barometer pits Omaha against nine other cities — three peers, three competitors and three "aspirational" cities.
With the help of the largest gift in school history for a capital project, Creighton Prep will build a $16 million "learning commons" to address students' academic and emotional needs.
To hear Metro transit agency officials describe it, traveling on the new ORBT line will be an otherworldly experience for people who are used to riding the bus in Omaha.
Alamo Drafthouse — the Austin, Texas-based movie chain that opened a theater in La Vista in the fall of 2015 — will add a second location to the metro area, moving into the space currently occupied by Marcus Theatres.
Architect Bob Perrin rejected the county’s offer last week to buy his building at 420 S. 18th St. If Perrin won’t part with his property and county officials decide they can’t do without it, that could set up a legal battle. No one has mentioned eminent domain in this instance, but Perrin has recent experience with it.