Downtown Omaha hotel developer’s TIF request OK’d by Planning Board

The developer of a major downtown hotel, apartment and retail project is asking for up to $35 million in tax-supported assistance. 

Today, the Omaha Planning Board unanimously approved Shamrock Development's request for tax-increment financing on its planned project at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue.  The company says it would use TIF to offset costs such as engineering and public improvements on the project which is expected to cost more than $205 million.

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New Development to include 75 Apartments at 15th & Jackson

By Paige Yowell, Omaha World Herald

Construction has begun on a nearly $14 million new development in downtown Omaha at 15th and Jackson Streets that will include four floors of apartments, two floors of parking and one retail bay.

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Kelly: Omaha likes the reflection in the mirror

Kelly: Omaha like the reflection in the mirror

By Michael Kelly

Omaha has changed remarkably over the past 10 or 15 years, and we'd like to think that so has its image.  

Yes, something important definitely has changed.

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MECA gives new fuel to North Downtown Omaha Development Plan

It's more than a year behind schedule, but a development that could provide a major boost for Omaha's north downtown appears to be moving forward.


Omaha Sees an Economic Turnaround

Omaha Sees an Economic Turnaround

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Omaha Tap House offers great service, creative beer list

The Omaha Tap House is just what it appears to be: a sports bar serving lots of sporting events, a menu mostly of burgers and lots and lots of craft beer.

I found some things to like at this bar-meets-restaurant on the busy corner of 13th and Farnam Streets in downtown Omaha, including the extensive beer list, with lots of creative seasonal selections. Two burgers were perfectly seasoned and cooked.

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New Life for the Historic Barker Building

It’s been almost 15 years since the Barker Building was boarded up.  This Neo-Gothic Revival beauty, built by Omaha construction tycoon Peter Kiewit and Sons in 1929, the Barker Building is an important piece of Omaha’s architectural history. Read More

Barker Building’s Comeback and Clinic to Make Healthy Addition to Downtown

Barker Building's Comeback

By Cindy Gonzalez

Omaha World Herald

Apartment dwellers who move into the renovated downtown Omaha Barker Building next year will be just an elevator ride away from not only a toasted sandwich, but also a medical checkup and a pharmaceutical refill.

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CenturyLink Center proved pivotal to Omaha’s future

Omaha World Herald

By Erin Golden

Roger Dixon's first glimpse of what would become one of Omaha's biggest destinations came 12 years ago, out the back window of a taxi cruising into downtown from Eppley Airfield.

In town to interview for the top spot with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority, Dixon asked the cabdriver where the city's new arena and convention center was supposed to be built.

The people in Omaha told him they had big plans: a facility that would draw in big-name music acts and major sporting events; a clean, modern extension of downtown. It would hum with energy from hotels and shops and restaurants.

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Metro Sees Resurgence in Downtown Construction

OMAHA, Neb. —Three multimillion-dollar development projects are moving ahead, bringing new apartments and commercial space to the metro.  The largest of the projects is the Barker Building, which will become 48 luxury apartments and 6,000 square-feet of retail space.

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