Tag Archives: Omaha

Green Streets Plan for Omaha

​Increasingly, when we think of streets as public spaces as well as conduits for motor vehicles, the needs of functionality and appearance coincide. The concept of Green Streets accomplishes a number of significant and desirable outcomes. Learn more... Read more

Historic Tax Credits Help Drive Revival Near Downtown Omaha

Nebraska’s new state historic tax credits are helping to save cool old buildings in sorry condition that have lingered on the periphery of urban Omaha revival. Developers pounced on the state historic tax credits the first year they were available, in 2015, and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln report found that the tax credit program “has already had a number of positive impacts on the Nebraska economy” in construction spending and wages. Read more... Read more

Farming Family, City Stormwater Team Earn 2015 World-Herald Master Conservationist Awards

Farmers Kermit and Janice Smith and the Omaha Stormwater Team spend time thinking of ways to use water efficiently. The Smiths and the city Stormwater team have earned 2015 World-Herald Master Conservationist awards for their effective conservation and management of water. Read more... Read more

Omaha Just Designed a Way Better Transit System for Zero Cost

A car-free lifestyle is about to get easier in Omaha, Nebraska. Metro’s FORWARD plan proposes a fully reconfigured bus network that emphasizes more frequency, better night and weekend service, direct lines through high-ridership corridors, and grid-style access to many parts of the city. All for the cost of: on the house. Rather than lobby for more taxpayer funding or jack up fares, Metro looked for more efficient ways to use its existing resources. Read more... Read more