Construction is in full swing on AEF Academy’s three-court, indoor basketball facility at 99th & Portal Road in La Vista. Move-in is scheduled for the first part of October. AEF Academy is a youth basketball organization which stands for “Attitude, Effort and Focus.”
Construction appears to be moving remarkably fast on the site of Omaha’s future flagship library on the southwest corner of 72nd & Dodge Street. Much of the site preparation looks to be done and crews are already drilling pilings. The 3-story, 96,000 sq. ft. library is scheduled to open in 2026.
The City of Omaha will invest $54 million at Tranquility Park in northwest Omaha to create a premier youth multi-sport complex and tournament facility. New hotels, restaurants and retail are also planned along North 120th Street between Maple and Fort streets. Plans for Tranquility include 13-16 synthetic turf multi-purpose flat fields and 8-11 synthetic turf baseball/softball fields, improved parking and concessions.
Projections show that the new facility will give Omaha the opportunity to attract at least 20 new regional and national youth sporting events worth $78 million in visitor spending each year. Construction will begin with the soccer fields in 2024; baseball and softball improvements will begin in 2026. Completion is planned for 2027.
Photo credit: Alley Poyner Macchietto
A new mini park opened this week on the northeast corner of 12th & Capitol downtown. The baseball-themed park includes extensive landscaping and a large mural by nationally known artist Kelsey Montague. National Indemnity Company owns the building/land and paid for the project. E&A Consulting designed the park, while Mulhall’s installed it. Photo by Brad Williams.
Workers have now installed the base of a tower crane (center of the photo), which will eventually extend 750 feet into the air. The tower crane, along with a second one on the western edge of the site, will be used to erect Mutual of Omaha’s 44-story, 677-foot office building at 14th & Farnam downtown.
Construction has gone vertical on the 5-story office building developed by Noddle Cos. at 1501 Mike Fahey Street in Builders District. The building site is directly south of Kiewit’s global headquarters building. It will be the area’s first modern mass timber building. If you look at teh photo carefully, you can see the vertical supports are made of timber.
Fleet Farm plans to build 150,000 sq. ft. stores in two Omaha metro area locations: 183rd & West Maple Road and 192nd & Highway 370. Fleet Farm sells outdoor, sporting goods, farming, pet care, hardware, home goods and other products. The Wisconsin-based retailer has approximately 50 stores in the upper Midwest.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center has started construction on the Catalyst, an innovation hub to be built in a former steel factory near 48th & Saddle Creek. The building will bring UNMC’s UNeMed and UNeTech branches together to facilitate the growth of research and innovation and allow entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to collaborate in the renovated 1906 Omaha Steel Castings industrial tract. The 170,000 sq. ft. building is scheduled for completion in late 2024.
Foundation work is in full swing at the Mutual of Omaha headquarters construction site near 14th & Farnam Street. Workers are drilling down to the bedrock to create the concrete-and-steel pilings that will hold up the future 44-story, 677-foot tower. Photo credit: Emily Fisher of NAI NP Dodge
The area of far northwest Omaha stretching from Elkhorn to Bennington is an epicenter of residential development. One example would be The Hanover Flats apartments, which are currently under construction on the norhtwest corner of 156th & State Street. The apartments are part of a mixed-use development that will include retail along both 156th & State streets. Photo by Brad Williams.