A comprehensive study of the Omaha – Council Bluffs riverfront begins today. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce invited a team from Urban Land Institute to survey both cities and interview dozens of stakeholders and prepare a land use report. Information in that report will be used to help determine future commercial, residential, recreation and entertainment opportunities for that area.
The cost for the study totals $150,000 and it was funded with donations from the private sector.
The preliminary report will be presented Friday at 9 am at Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs.