News • October 17, 2020

Image of young Omaha girl, fist in the air, inspires ‘The HOPE Project’

When Watie White liked an Instagram image by Anthony T. Peña back in February, neither artist knew that a simple heart emoji would lead to Omaha’s newest, brightest, biggest piece of public art. Installed on the Millwork Commons building on...

News • September 7, 2020

Centerpiece of Millwork Commons project, new Flywheel Headquarters now open

Perched atop a century-old warehouse at 12th and Nicholas streets, a brightly colored water tower stands out against the blue sky. A freshly painted 'M' on the tower lets visitors know, they've arrived in Omaha's new Millwork Commons area.

News • July 20, 2020

Omaha’s Millwork Commons trying innovative approach to landscaping with native plants

Landscaping at Millwork Commons will be as innovative as the people and enterprises the new development in north downtown Omaha hopes to attract. Reflecting a mix of two design movements, called the new perennial and the biophilic, the intention is...

News • May 26, 2020

$30 million apartment complex will join Millwork Commons district in north downtown Omaha

Millwork Commons — the emerging north downtown Omaha district targeting tech companies and entrepreneurs — is about to welcome its first apartment building. A second is to follow soon after, for a total of nearly 400 newly constructed residences. Construction...

News • February 10, 2020

Tech and trade skills are in demand for Nebraska companies

Mike Cassling, head of the Aksarben Foundation’s Nebraska Tech Collaborative, is looking to stem the tide of tech workforce shortages.

Art, News • November 4, 2019

Grace: 3 shipping containers turned into huge mural in Omaha’s Millwork Commons

A drab Omaha corner just got brighter thanks to a mural project that involved several local artists, three metal shipping containers and a lot of paint.

News • October 12, 2019

Metro Community College and partners offering new computer coding program

Computers rule the new world, and people who know how to use them well have the enviable position of being wanted.

News • October 9, 2019

Editorial: Redevelopment projects are a major plus for Omaha’s urban core

Omaha’s urban core is in the midst of several impressive redevelopment projects that can open up new opportunities for business growth and public amenities.

Art, News • July 7, 2019

Leahy Mall artwork to get new home

If you were a fan of that giant orange space frame that for decades hovered over the Gene Leahy Mall, it has been saved. And it's on the way to another life in a nearby neighborhood.

News • June 6, 2019

Millwork Commons pushes north downtown redevelopment to next level urbanity

With renovations progressing on the historic Ashton Building, the people behind Millwork Commons are moving ahead with planning.

News • October 18, 2018

Tech company Flywheel is moving to planned $300 million development in north downtown

A home-grown tech company is the first announced tenant of a $300 million redevelopment project expected to bring new life and business back to an old industrial tract of north downtown Omaha.

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