A north Omaha block party is planned for Saturday in connection with an Omaha Planning Department-led study of strategies for North 24th Street revitalization.

The Forever North Block Party is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Global Leadership Group Community Garden at 3118 N. 24th St.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be food, a bounce house, live music and dance and other entertainment.

The Omaha Planning Department and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency are leading the Forever North planning study, along with north Omaha community members. It’s aimed at developing strategies for revitalizing north Omaha, especially along North 24th Street.

The block party is designed to “connect residents, churches, businesses, and organizations in the North 24th Street community to their neighbors, while providing a vehicle for individuals to participate in the revitalization effort,” according to a press release from organizers.

Planners are seeking residents’ opinions about redevelopment, particularly about housing and transportation. People who attend can participate in surveys and offer their assessments of the places in the area and what they would like to see happen.

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chris.burbach@owh.com, 402-444-1057

Chris Burbach covers the Douglas County Board, Planning Board and other local government bodies, as well as local neighborhood issues. Follow him on Twitter @chrisburbach. Phone: 402-444-1057.

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