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.

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.

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.