Omaha’s Billion Dollar Makeover

More than $2 billion is being spent developing, enhancing and modernizing Omaha’s downtown convention district, riverfront, and more.

Airport Renovations: In response to steady airline and passenger growth, the Omaha airport (OMA) will undergo a $500 million expansion that will modernize and reshape how the airport looks and operates.

Blackstone District: The new 205-room Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel will open 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.

Heartland of America Park Enhancements: This $500 million project will better connect the park to Omaha's Old Market Entertainment District with a two-block-long shopping and dining plaza.

Omaha Discovery Center: Dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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

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

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.

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



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