The company's 1,300 or so Omaha employees left after major workforce cuts and Conagra's headquarters relocation three years ago still comprise the largest employment base in the company's 18,000-worker empire.
When combined with a neighboring, but separate, nearly $300 million riverfront revitalization project along the Gene Leahy Mall, the landscape shift is sizing up to be downtown’s most dramatic since Jobbers Canyon fell and the new Conagra campus rose.
A team from All Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church has led the development of 35-acre mixed-use area south of 192nd Street and West Dodge Road. The site is likely to include a complex for the church along with apartments, senior housing, a Montessori school, single-family housing and infrastructure including a new north-south stretch of 193rd Street.
A group within the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is taking a new look at the streetcar concept, even starting over examining why and how Omaha would even run a streetcar.
The apartment project developer was attracted by the site's location near the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Do Space digital library and growing medical campuses.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson toured Highlander on Monday and declared it a good example of how urban housing redevelopment should be done.
Up next are apartments. In the future: offices, retail, townhomes, likely a hotel, a park and entertainment area with restaurants and a musical performance space.
Developers are turning the building at 18th and Jackson Streets back to the way it was used in the 1920s, with living space above retail.
The money will help demolish the worn-out barracks-style apartments of Spencer Homes, replace them with better housing and rejuvenate a nearby stretch of North 30th.
Federal and city officials are expected to announce the grant Monday in a press conference. Officials declined to comment or could not be reached for comment Friday. But The World-Herald confirmed through multiple sources that the city had won the grant.
The build-it-and-they-will-come office project is seen as a sign of optimism in downtown job growth.
With Omaha streets pocked with potholes, pointed questions about the city's spending priorities are showing up on Mayor Jean Stothert's Facebook page, on social media and in letters to The World-Herald's Public Pulse.
A plan for an eight-story apartment complex at 46th and Dodge Streets won unanimous support from the Omaha Planning Board Wednesday, despite neighborhood concerns about gentrification and the demolition of old buildings.
An eight-story apartment building proposed for Omaha’s Dundee area would add a few hundred more housing units and further change the face of a midtown stretch of busy Dodge Street.
Among the projects that will be highlighted Friday during the 30th annual Commercial Real Estate Summit is one that involves transforming an entire blighted neighborhood in north downtown Omaha. The summit is expected to draw up to 1,000 people to the city.
Next up is a summer construction start for an interfaith community center to be shared by the three congregations that make up the diverse spiritual campus.
Once a golf and country club, the west Omaha site adds offices, housing and more.
Work on the four-story home begins this spring and is to be done in two years.
The mall's 93-year-old-owner said he is not surprised that the mayor would want to tout development progress in her annual address, but he said it was too early to discuss any plan.
The first for-sale residences are among the latest projects planned at the site, the former home of the Aksarben race track.
The company that provides care-givers to seniors chose to stay and grow in the Aksarben area.
On average, existing homes were bought in 32 days in the Omaha area vs. 59 days a home stayed on the market, on average, nationally.
The money would help build more than 400 apartments, town houses and houses, according to the city’s grant application.
A private management firm will take over operations of the Ralston Arena this spring, a move city leaders hope will bring more events, fill the arena with crowds and revive the venue’s finances.
Purchase is for a future courthouse expansion, with no mention of whether it might include a new juvenile detention center.
The real impact of higher valuations won't be known until after local governments set their spending budgets and tax rates, but there’s already some shock going around. Officials say: Blame a hot housing market.
Pieces honoring the U.S. Marine Corps, airborne troops and hundreds of bricks memorializing various service members could make the move to Memorial Park by the end of the year.
Now nearing its 100th birthday, an old downtown Omaha Chevrolet dealership that later served as a storage facility, banquet hall and parking garage is preparing for its most dramatic metamorphosis yet.
An additional floor is to be built atop the former Wells Fargo Center building and the nearby Anglim building.
South and North Omaha posted the highest price increases, 19 percent each, when looking at last year's figures.
If all goes as hoped, the estimated $200 million high-rise at 1416 Dodge St. also would fill a cavity that has long languished in Omaha's core.
Images from inside a Dave Paladino apartment complex on Northwest Radial Highway near 52nd Street show mold, leaks, bugs and a dead rodent.
Proponent Chris Rodgers invited an HDR architect to a county board committee meeting to present plans under revision for the proposed complex, which five of the board's seven members want to build at 17th and Harney Streets.
The Omaha City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to designate the building at 420 S. 18th St. as a local landmark.
The vote followed more than four hours of public testimony over the controversial proposal.
The rebirth of some of the city's oldest neighborhoods is great news for the future of Omaha, say city leaders and experts. Every part of Omaha.
The measure needs three votes from the five-member commission to pass. On the eve of the vote, it appeared to be falling short of that, according on interviews with commission members.
Construction crews have arrived. Dirt is flying. Ground preparation is well underway for the new global headquarters of Kiewit Corp. — even before all key property owners have cleared the path for progress.
Another 60 apartments are on the way next door. Burlington Capital Real Estate plans to renovate a four-story building at 819 Dorcas St. into Victory Apartments II. The Omaha Planning Board last week voted to recommend that the City Council approve up to $347,000 in tax-increment financing to help pay for the $8.2 million project.
County Board Chairman Chris Rodgers is proposing a resolution to ask the building commission to issue the bonds. If the board approves it, the building commission could vote on the bonds Jan. 24.
A local architectural firm has worked 15 years to see the structure survive.
A bumpy start has ended with a smooth landing, as nearly 1,000 HDR workers now are settled in their new 10-story global headquarters at Aksarben Village.
The City Council this week killed a proposal that would have given Lanoha Nurseries a no-bid contract to maintain the pearls and the associated landscaping for the next 10 years.
Under a plan presented Wednesday, the Victory II Apartments would occupy a former Grace University building at 825 Dorcas St. and would contain 60 apartments for homeless or nearly homeless veterans.
Omaha City Council members voted 6-1 to delay action on a request from Dino's Storage owner Dave Paladino for tax-increment financing for the redevelopment of a near-downtown apartment building. Some tenants say he's a slumlord.
The Gene Leahy Mall and downtown Omaha riverfront renovation project moved ahead Tuesday with the approval of two significant agreements.
Kiewit Corp. will oversee construction of the 90-acre plan, and the city will put $3 million of taxpayer funds each year over the next decade toward operating and maintaining the project.
New life for the 80,000-square-foot Logan building at 1802 Dodge St. would come after a decade of decay.
The board voted Wednesday to accept the county’s $6 million offer for its building, an annex, parking and land at 17th and Harney Streets.
The Sherwood Foundation, led by philanthropist Susie Buffett, is conditionally offering $10 million toward Douglas County’s proposed justice center.
It isn’t your imaginations, Omahans. The time it takes you to get from your home to your office, or your work to your kid’s school, is growing a bit longer. And it’s becoming clear that we need to use our imaginations, Omahans. We need to start getting seriously creative about the different ways we move people around our growing city.
A stretch of new street is on the way for an old industrial part of north downtown, the first of several changes to take place as part of the proposed Millwork Commons project.
If all goes as planned, the $3.7 million redevelopment would bring nine for-sale attached town houses to a parking lot on 49th Street between Douglas and Farnam Streets.
A $120 million justice center proposal inched closer to reality Tuesday when the Douglas County Board voted to offer the Metropolitan Utilities District $6 million for its downtown Omaha headquarters site.
The Census Bureau’s latest estimate shows that Douglas County’s average travel time to work has risen to 19.3 minutes. That’s up from 18.6 minutes in the time span from 2008 to 2012.