Omaha’s Billion Dollar Makeover

More than $4.6 billion is being spent developing, enhancing, and modernizing Omaha’s downtown convention district, riverfront, and more.

Omaha Airport (OMA): A $500 million modernization, renovation, and expansion of Omaha's airport.

Blackstone District:  A new 205-room Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel. The $75 million property opened in November 2020. This historic area also includes restaurants, breweries, and sweet shops.

Downtown Riverfront: $300 million transformational development which includes cascading waterfalls, a boardwalk, an urban beach, park-side cafes, and a new science center with riverfront views. Check out current renderings here.

Kiewit Luminarium: This $101 million center is dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Topgolf: $23 million entertainment, competition and recreation center.

The Capitol District: Directly across from the downtown convention center, this new $200 million development includes a town square surrounded by pubs, restaurants, and a 333-room Marriott hotel.

Omaha Performing Arts: $109 million downtown music venue with capacity for 3,000.

The Crossroads: A $500 million entertainment district is coming to the site of the former Crossroads shopping mall. The new mixed-use development will transform the aging mall into a modern space with restaurants, shops, a hotel, and a pavilion for outdoor entertainment.

The Farnam Hotel, Autograph Collection: An upscale, boutique property in downtown Omaha opening in March 2021.

The Row at Heartwood Preserve: West Omaha will soon include a downtown-style district. The Row is a $500 million development including a hotel, restaurants, and shops.

Omaha ConAgra Brands Campus: This $500 million project will transform the downtown campus into 23 acres of housing, retail, and recreational space.

Avenue One: An upcoming $1.5 billion neighborhood dedicated to walkability and wellness. More than 200 acres of modern living and entertainment.

Millwork Commons: A new urban entertainment district is planned for the north downtown area. The $300 million mixed-use development will include restaurants, music venues, a hotel, shops, and more.

UNMC’s Saddle Creek Renovation: The healthcare leader is transforming a historically industrial area into an $45 million "innovation hub" where researchers can build companies to turn ideas into products that help improve health and health care. The renovation starts with a 140,000 sq. ft. campus that will include a food hall, market, event center and collaborative office space.

Joslyn Art Museum Expansion: The 42,000-square-foot Rhonda and Howard Hawks Pavilion will add to Omaha's stunning, pink marble masterpiece. Light-filled galleries will be designed to assist in expanding the permanent collection. Will also include new community spaces and enhanced amenities that support increased public programs.

The Mercantile: A 20-acre mixed-use development adding new residential, commercial, retail and green space in the heart of downtown Omaha.



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