Metro Jacksonville takes a visit to one of the more successful downtown revitalization scenes in the country: Omaha, Nebraska.
Midtown Crossing at Turner Park
Midtown Crossing at Turner Park is located a few miles west of downtown Omaha in Midtown. Comprising 3.6 square miles, the Midtown area is home to 28,000 residents and 43,000 workers. It is known as a cultural, social and economically important area of Omaha's urban core.
Midtown Crossing at Turner Park is a million square-foot, seven-building, mixed-use development located in Midtown Omaha, Nebraska.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown_Crossing_at_Turner_Park
Midtown Crossing at Turner Park is one of the largest initiatives of Destination Midtown, a collaborative community partnership aimed at developing Midtown Omaha back to its original prominence. The official opening was May 19, 2010.
This new urban development combines condos and apartments with retail, dining, and entertainment all built around 6 acres (24,000 m2) of green space known as Turner Park. There are over 400 total apartments and condos among four buildings. The development includes an Element by Westin Hotel, grocery store, movie cinema, fitness club, and several regional and national retail and dining establishments.
Midtown Crossing at Turner Park is owned by East Campus Realty, a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha. It is being developed and designed by ECI Investment Advisors in conjunction with Holland Basham Architects and Cope Linder Architects.
Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Photographs by Russell Conner.