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Updated: Apr 19, 2019

Omaha ConAgra Campus Redevelopment
ConAgra Campus Redevelopment

Farnam Hill

A stretch of Farnam Street from about 24th to 28th Street. Omaha’s historic Auto Row (historic photo below) is getting a new co-working area, and the enterprise is expected to help jump-start pedestrian activity pivotal to re-igniting that section west of downtown. This will join early members of this community: Zen Coffee, Grove Juicery and a Holiday Inn. Farnam Hill Lofts will join long time tenant All Makes Office.

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Hines real estate company will revitalize the vacant section of the ConAgra campus adjacent to The Old Market. The plans for phase one of the redevelopment call for a five-story building on the corner of 10th and Farnam streets. It will have 375 apartments (below), a 720 stall parking garage, retail and office space and a pedestrian plaza. Further developments include office buildings, another residential building and a possible boutique hotel. This development will fit in to the riverfront revitalization project.

Riverfront Revitalization

Omaha has valuable riverfront views and there is a new plan to take advantage of them. The $300 million project starts with an upgrade to the Gene Leahey Park to make it more usable space; don’t worry the slides will stay. The area will extend to the riverfront including a boardwalk, event space, and park. It will include the ConAgra Campus a Lewis & Clark Landing update. This development will make Omaha a destination in the Midwest.

Little Bohemia

This historic district along 13th Street is getting a facelift. Archetype Coffee (below) and Vincent Outfitting Co. are some new businesses in the area. The former Bohemian Cafe will also enjoy new restaurant and lounge tenants including Fizzy’s which will be a grown up soda shop.

Millwork Commons

Called the Millwork Commons, the proposed mixed-use neighborhood would breathe activity into an old industrial area between 11th and 14th Streets, from Izard to Seward Streets. Flywheel will move to the Ashton building at 1218 Nicholas St. The widely known Mastercraft building, a collection of about 50 entrepreneurs employing about 300 people, is among the properties.

Builder’s District

It's a fitting name for the north downtown development that will see the Fortune 500 construction company's headquarters connected to its new training facility on Mike Fahey Street. The Builder's District is loosely bound by Cuming Street to the north, Mike Fahey Street to the south, Kiewit's training facility to the east and Creighton University to the west.

North Downtown

TD Ameritrade has been the focal point of this area. We have enjoyed the Filmstreams theater along with hotels, restaurants, bars and a live music venue. Kiewit has started construction on their new headquarters adjacent to their University building. This should bring even more businesses and patrons to the area.

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Author: Alan Rust