Plans to build an apartment complex near 72nd and Cass Streets are officially off the table.
Campus Crest, the North Carolina company behind the project, has let its purchase option expire, said Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen. He said the option will not be renewed.
The developer had proposed to build 10 buildings on the eight acres where the Temple Israel synagogue is now. Neighbors had raised concerns about the potential for increased problems with traffic.
“We're pleased with this outcome,” Festersen said. “The project was not a good fit for the site. Realizing the property is still for sale and will soon be vacant, I have continued to meet with the residents to discuss what may or may not be compatible with the neighborhood in the future.”
Festersen said he plans to work with residents in the Fairacres neighborhood to discuss future plans for the site. It's located near Crossroads Mall, where developers are considering other new projects.
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