The seven-acre swath being cleared of trees and older houses southeast of 87th and Pacific Streets is to be transformed into a pocket of 18 high-end homes, each with three garages.
Called Estates at Loveland, the infill project led by Lockwood Development is in “deconstruction” mode and can’t help but catch the eye of motorists along Pacific.
Spokeswoman Emily O’Connor said a development partner had been assembling the properties — seven one-acre single-family residential lots — since the early 2000s.
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Prices of the future homes haven’t been established yet, but she described them as high-end luxury homes, some ranch-style and others with 1½ stories. They’ll have a homeowners association that will handle snow removal and lawn care.
The target audience, she said, includes folks that want to downsize but don’t want to give up amenities.
“We’re seeing a big demand for a product like this,” O’Connor said.
Access to the new subdivision, which is across the street from Westside High, will be off 87th Street, not Pacific, O’Connor said.
She said the existing homes are to be demolished after Habitat for Humanity Restore salvages what it can.
City of Omaha planners have endorsed the project submitted by applicant Royce Enterprises, a Lockwood affiliate. Among Lockwood’s other redevelopment sites is the Sterling Ridge mixed-use campus near 132nd and Pacific Streets.
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College of St. Mary — $18 million Athletic and Wellness Center
The College of St. Mary is planning to build a new $18 million field house with a 200-meter indoor track, plus courts for basketball and volleyball and batting tunnels for softball, among other facilities. This artist’s rendering shows the planned Wellness and Athletic Center, connected to the Omaha women’s college’s current Lied Fitness Center. Read more
Mary Our Queen's Early Childhood Education & Youth Center
Mary Our Queen's new Early Childhood Education & Youth Center is to open later in 2020 at 120th and Valley Streets. It will span about 10,000 square feet and its $3.1 million price tag is covered by a parish capital campaign. Read more
ONYX Automotive in January became the first business to launch operations on the 500-acre redevelopment site poised to become a mecca of office, housing and entertainment venues. Under construction are office campuses for local business biggies including Applied Underwriters, Valmont Industries and The Carson Group. Read more
The outdoor social plaza in the Capitol District, which currently includes an ice-skating rink, can fit 1,500 to 2,000 people. Apartments are in the background, with a three-story office building at left. When the office building finishes construction this spring, it will be the final structural piece that fully wraps the project’s much-touted outdoor entertainment plaza. That milestone — which caps major landscape changes at the site at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue — comes nine years after the $200 million-plus redevelopment was announced. Read more
Avenue One — 192nd Street and West Dodge Road
Curt Hofer and his son, Jeff Hofer, are developing land near 192nd Street and West Dodge Road as part of the billion-dollar Avenue One project. The land shown here is on the southwest corner of the intersection looking from the south to the north at Lawrence Youngman Lake. Read more
A former one-story furniture store that has been vacant for several years is to stretch up and out as J. Development plans to integrate a new five-story apartment building into the existing property. When done, the $17.8 million project at 119 N. 72nd St. will contain indoor parking, community and fitness rooms and 158 market-rate apartments ranging in rent from $800 to $1,100. Read more
Dundee Flat and the Mill in Benson
The long-awaited Dundee Flats (shown above) at 49th and Dodge Streets is finished, and its development team, Sage Capital, is now planning its next apartment project in another “emerging” pocket of the city. That future apartment property in the Benson area is to be called the Mill, a nod to its past as a grain mill, and would become home to 95 market-rate units. Read more
Centerline apartment complex
The Centerline apartment complex, a J. Development project on the 72nd Street corridor north of Spring Street, is open for business. Nearly 80 of the 162 units, at 7007 Oak St., are ready and other floors are opening in phases through November. Read more
Courtyard on Park Townhomes
A batch of 12 newly constructed single-family homes — selling for upward of $300,000 and featuring rooftop decks and garages — is poised to open along the corridor next spring. Milestone Development’s $3.6 million Courtyard on Park Townhomes project stands out on that re-energized stretch between about Harney Street and Woolworth Avenue in that it’s new construction targeting homeowners rather than renters. Read more
Millwork Commons — Ashton warehouse
Helping to change the downtown Omaha landscape north of Dodge Street are three districts, including the $300 million Millwork Commons. The project was launched with the (ongoing) restoration of the Ashton warehouse at 12th and Nicholas Streets into a new home for tech company Flywheel. Here, Flywheel employees check out their furture workspace in the Ashton. Read more
The Florentine apartments
In June, John Schmidt unveiled a $5.5 million makeover of the Florentine, a historic stone apartment building west of downtown Omaha at 907 S. 25th St. It's a project 30 years in the making. Read more
Armed with a fresh CEO and more innovations in the pipeline, Valmont Industries is moving its headquarters to a 6-acre piece of the Heartwood redevelopment. Some people foresee the redevelopment, near 150th Street and West Dodge Road, as the new downtown of west Omaha. Read more
14th and Howard Streets project
It's out with the old — that is, a 1970s-era storage structure at 14th and Howard — and in with a newly constructed bar and restaurant topped with an outdoor deck. Next door, at 1410 Howard St., a separate brick building erected in 1905 is to be restored and turned into retail and office space. Read more
There was plan after plan to renovate the Logan Hotel, a historic building at 18th and Dodge Streets. A local architectural firm worked 15 years to see the structure survive.
North downtown retail
People familiar with downtown real estate trends expect retailers — including specialty clothing, novelty shops, service retailers and even a grocery store — to increasingly fill north downtown gaps as more apartment dwellers come to the area and daytime workforces multiply. At the moment, vintage home décor store Prairies in Bloom is rather lonely at 17th and Cuming Streets. READ MORE
Newcomers are changing the face of 13th Street as Donut Stop closes and a new, hip joint moves in. READ MORE
A midtown Omaha hotel property that in recent years can’t seem to stick with an identity now has a new owner and is poised to become a Four Points by Sheraton. READ MORE
A South Omaha industrial site is poised to see new and big activity as the future headquarters of Elliott Equipment Co. READ MORE.
West Dodge corridor
A hotel-condo project, a retail center and an apartment complex are among developments helping to fill gaps along or just off of Omaha's busy West Dodge thoroughfare. READ MORE.
A downtown building constructed in 1923 that once housed a cigar shop is to be restored in a $2.38 million project. READ MORE
A local development team has been quietly assembling property to make way for a new retail and housing district on a sleepy southwest fringe of downtown Omaha. But the build-out of that proposed mixed-use Flatiron District is “on pause” given uncertainty over what might rise on a nearby block that Douglas County has targeted for a youth detention facility. READ MORE.
Tolliver senior apts
Former Creighton University-turned-NBA baller Anthony Tolliver is bouncing back into town with a planned 150-unit apartment complex near Elkhorn. READ MORE.
A tavern in the form of a tiny house is preparing to open on 13th Street south of downtown Omaha. Called the Tiny House, the bar at 1411 S. 13th St. is being launched by a group including the real estate duo leading the broader effort to revive that section of Little Bohemia. READ MORE.
A hotel, a sports bar and bunches of other retailers soon will start filling out a corner of the Antler View mixed-use development near 192nd Street and West Maple Road. READ MORE
A trendy row house project is to sprout south of downtown Omaha where a family’s flower shop and greenhouse operation once stood. READ MORE
Picking up a development plan that was in place when Security National Bank started building its headquarters in 1999, SNB leaders are planning a new building at One Pacific Place. READ MORE
A $22.2 million housing development called the Bos is going up in the Morton Meadows neighborhood. 158 dwellings are planned for the 2.6-acre site near Saddle Creek Road and Pacific Street. READ MORE
The number of hotel rooms in the Omaha area has jumped about 16 percent in the past five years — higher than the 7 percent increase for the United States over the same period. READ MORE
As once happened for Florence, Benson, Irvington and a handful of other small towns, the buffer between Omaha and Bennington is disappearing. Families are flocking to the outskirts of town, building homes in brand new neighborhoods with brand new schools in the Bennington school district. READ MORE
Loft apartments and rehabbed commercial bays are poised to pop up along Omaha’s historic Auto Row — a stretch once bustling with showrooms of Studebakers, Hudsons and other classic cars. READ MORE
The midtown Omaha campus of the Atlas stands out not only for sheer size, but also its $108 million conversion from a sterile hospital. A mix of retail and residential residents have already started moving in. READ MORE
Sweeping change in Omaha's Little Italy area has neighbors banding together to make sure they have a say in future development. READ MORE.
Omaha's Eppley Airfield hits another traffic record. Next up: Planning for expansion
After Eppley Airfield recorded its busiest month ever in May, airport officials are beginning the next stage of planning for future renovations and expansion. READ MORE
$75 million plan to revive Blackstone Hotel, a former hangout for Gold Coast elite
The century-old Blackstone Hotel, most recently used as an office building in midtown Omaha, is poised to be resurrected to its original use under a nearly $75 million plan by two Omaha developers. READ MORE
Douglas County may use eminent domain to acquire building for juvenile justice center
The Douglas County Board will consider using eminent domain to acquire a property near 18th and Howard Streets for its proposed $120 million juvenile justice center. Read more
St. Agnes still standing 2
The 130-year-old St. Agnes Catholic Church and related buildings appear headed for the same fate as a few other Omaha parishes in the past few years: The campus at 23rd and Q Streets has been sold to a developer who expects to replace it with rental housing. READ MORE.
A familiar Old Market warehouse — the 133-year-old Woolworth building — is now 44 residences. The homes were carved out of the top three floors of the five-story structure on the northeast corner of 12th and Howard Streets. READ MORE.
All Makes Office Equipment witnesses a revival of Omaha's Farnam Street corridor. READ MORE.
New OCI HQ
A $13 million headquarters for OCI is set to rise northeast of 204th Street and West Maple Road. READ MORE.
New Baxter Auto HQ
A growing Omaha-based Baxter Auto Group is revving up with a new corporate headquarters to be built northwest of 168th Street and West Dodge Road, near three dealership structures the company currently has under construction. READ MORE.
Several projects in the works could bring bustle back to Omaha's 16th Street corridor. READ MORE.
West Farm development
A company that builds senior living communities has staked out an 8-acre spot on Omaha’s sprawling West Farm development. The Avamere Family of Companies, based in the Portland, Oregon, area plans an $84 million project featuring a pair of upscale residential structures with independent senior living, assisted living and memory care units spanning 325,000 square feet. READ MORE.
The former Creighton University Medical Center is becoming the state's largest single structure of market-rate apartments, near 30th and Cuming. READ MORE.
Lot B development
Officials continue to move closer to developing Lot B, an 8-acre piece of downtown real estate near the CenturyLink Center. Plans calls for a $125 million mixed-use development with restaurants, stores, apartments, open spaces and possibly another hotel. READ MORE.
Wells Fargo center
NuStyle Development is poised to convert another downtown Omaha building into housing — replacing much of the Wells Fargo Bank center at 1919 Douglas St. with about 200 apartments and indoor parking. READ MORE.
30 Metro in north Omaha
The 30 Metro residential and retail complex brings a five-story, $20 million investment to North 30th and Fort Streets. The building includes 110 apartments, 12,000 square feet of commercial bays — and the Icona, a sculpture that stands near the entrance to the 113,000-square-foot complex. READ MORE.
Ponca Tribe complex
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska plans to move its health clinic and administrative offices from South Omaha to the vacant former Infogroup headquarters campus near 84th and Q Streets. READ MORE.