Omaha’s Billion Dollar Makeover
More than $8 billion in new development is reshaping Omaha and the convention attendee experience.
Mutual of Omaha Tower: The Fortune 300 insurance company is building a 44-story building in the heart of Omaha's downtown area. The stunning $433 million glass tower will provide a picturesque backdrop to the newly re-developed Gene Leahy Mall. Upon its completion, the 677 ft.-tall structure will be the tallest building in a multi-state region including Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Wyoming and the Dakotas. The expected completion date is in 2026.
The RiverFront: $325 million transformational development including three existing parks over 72 acres. Features include a Performance Pavilion, Sculpture Garden, interactive water features, Skate Ribbon, Event Lawns, Urban Beach, destination playgrounds, and The Kiewit Luminarium, a multi-million dollar STEM interactive family museum. Open now.
Omaha Airport (OMA): A $665 million modernization, renovation, and expansion of Omaha's airport. In addition to the phased approach to improvements of its terminal facilities, projects include parking modernization, reconstruction of the terminal entrance, and a new roadway at the curbside of the terminal complete with a new glass canopy.
Google Data Center: Google is building a data center in northwest Omaha, part of the search giant's $750 million investment in the state. Construction will last an estimated 18-24 months. Upon completion, it will be the third major Google facility in the region.
The Mercantile: This $500 million project will bring a 20-acre mixed-use development to downtown Omaha. It will add new residential, commercial, retail and green space to the area.
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.
MH Landing: A $90 million project in the central part of Omaha will be a mixed-use development including retail, restaurants, hotel accommodations and living space.
Tranquility Commons: An urban block including new hotels, restaurants and retail will emerge in northwest Omaha. Also part of the $54 million investment is upgrades to Tranquility Park next door, which is poised to become a premier multi-sport youth complex thanks to 16 synthetic turf multi-purpose flat fields and 11 synthetic turf baseball/softball fields; concessions, parking areas and lighting will also see improvements. Anticipated completion is 2027.
Kiewit Luminarium: Multi-million-dollar STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) interactive family museum in Lewis and Clark Landing with riverfront views open now.
Tenaska Center for Arts Engagement: Omaha Performing Arts' $103 million arts venue will accommodate extra rehearsal, workroom and classroom space in order to expand current and new programming.
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.
UNMC's Project NExT: A multibillion-dollar federal disaster response and medical training center designed to enhance the nation’s ability to respond to hazards like natural disasters, environmental accidents and highly contagious diseases.
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.