“World class,” “game-changer” and “transformational” are the words used when describing Omaha’s new plan to invest $290 million in its downtown convention district along the city’s riverfront. The new development will connect the convention district, downtown Omaha and the riverfront.
“The plan to transform Omaha’s riverfront provides an open canvas for meeting organizers to really be creative when planning their events,” says Keith Backsen, Visit Omaha’s executive director. “The 90-acre project is a massive undertaking and will include many “wow” features that will make the area even more attractive for meetings, conventions and events 12 months out of the year.”
Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and will be completed in 2022.