Omaha got some big news about Aksarben Village this week.
Office above w/ retail below. The retail includes Jones Bros Cupcakes which has won on the show Cupcake Wars, if that means anything. They are quite good.
Aksarben Cinema 10 screen movie theater with fitness center in shared building.
~500 Apartments are completed with another ~200 u/c right now
B-Cycle Omaha is centered around this development. Only 5 stations right now, but there are rumors of 100 new bikes and 20 stations across the city next year. We will see though, I am not exactly confident on that one.
University Nebraska-Omaha has their secondary campus right next door as well.
Mammel Hall UNO College of Business.
Scott Court dorms.
The announcements the past few days say the entire development should be finished by 2015. They include:
Gordmans department stores are HQed in Omaha and they will move their offices to a new building w/ ground floor retail.
21 Live/Work condo units.
And then announced buildings w/o major tenants, but have said to have "high interest" from other local companies looking for new office space/retail space. A 119-room Marriott Residence Inn, next door to the Marriott Courtyard already in the development. More than 230 new residential units, ranging from apartments to town houses to luxury condos. A 60,000-square-foot retail building that could hold about 10 shops and restaurants. A 150,000-square-foot office building, which will include 40,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level.
Here is a current map of what is already built.
Gordmans is going in the skinny green space by P2. The new hotel will go where the N^ sign is. The 60,000 sq foot retail building should go in the green space by 6. And I assume the 150,000 sq ft office and more apartments will be where the large A/V symbol is.