One of Omaha’s largest city owned properties is for sale. The city today announced it will accept proposals to redevelop the site of the Omaha Civic Auditorium at 17th and Capitol Avenue. The Civic Auditorium opened in 1954.
In November of 2012 the nine-acre site was appraised at more than $10-million after the demolition of the existing structure. The actual sale price will depend on the size and scope of the project and how it conforms to the city’s master plan.
The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority currently manages the auditorium and their agreement with the city ends in June. Omaha is currently working with several other entities to find a new home for events currently held at the Music Hall portion of the building.
The deadline to submit proposals is June 4th and a decision on the future of the property will be by August 22nd.