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The City of Omaha would take in nearly 1,000 new residents from four west Omaha subdivisions under a new annexation proposal from Mayor Jean Stothert. The four areas had 955 residents in the 2010 census count, the city said.

The City of Omaha would take in nearly 1,000 new residents from four subdivisions on the edges of west Omaha under a new annexation proposal from Mayor Jean Stothert.

The areas involved are:

  • Stone Creek Plaza, officially known as sanitary and improvement district No. 443. It is southwest of 156th and Fort Streets.
  • The Willows, SID 496, northwest of 168th and Blondo Streets.
  • Ranch View Estates, SID 467, and Ranch View Estates 3, SID 556. They are two different subdivisions southwest of 204th and Pacific Streets.

The four areas had 955 residents in the 2010 Census count, the city said. Some areas adjacent to the Willows and Ranch View Estates also are included in the annexation package.

According to the city, the subdivisions will generate $9.6 million in revenue for the city over the course of 10 years.

But the city says it will pay off $3.4 million in debt for the SIDs and spend an estimated $4.9 million extending city services, which still puts the city ahead financially. In three of the subdivisions, homeowners’ property tax rates would go down after being incorporated into the city. But Ranch View Estates (SID 467) would see its property tax levy increase.

The public can hear about the proposal during an informational meeting May 23 at the Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave. The meeting will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The annexation will go before the Omaha Planning Board on June 5 and the City Council starting June 18. A public hearing before the council is scheduled for June 25.

Jeff Robb dives into data for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @jeffreyrobb. Phone: 402-444-1128.

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