Work has begun on nearly $30 million in renovation projects that will change the entrance to Omaha's Eppley Airfield and upgrade one of the national airport's garages. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the entrance to the airport terminal will be moved about a quarter mile south, toward downtown along Abbott Drive. The change comes following several studies in recent years showing the need for a longer and wider entrance that will give drivers more time to make maneuvering decisions.


A redevelopment plan is in the works for the former Civic Auditorium site in Omaha.  The first phase of the proposal calls for building 388 apartments on the site.  City officials plan to sell the site to developers for nearly one-point-five-million-dollars, and construction could start in 2023.  The Civic Auditorium closed in 2014.

Omaha World Herald

Redevelopment of the former Crossroads Mall site is one step closer to reality.  The Omaha City Council voted yesterday to approve an 80-million-dollar tax increment financing request for the project.   The 553-million-dollar plan calls for offices, retail stores, apartments, hotels and entertainment venues to be built near 72nd and Dodge streets as soon as 2024. 

Omaha World Herald

A new science center will be going up along Omaha's riverfront. Developers say it will be a learning and entertainment attraction with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math-inspired activities. The 101-million dollar project will be privately funded.