One of Omaha’s largest owned city properties is up for sale. Omaha is selling the Civic Auditorium site at 17th and Capitol. The RFP is now asking for proposals for the acquisition, demolition, design, financing, constructions and operation of a mixed use project. The nearly nine-acre site was appraised at over $10-million, after demolition, in 2012.
The RFP preferred uses for the site include retail, residential, civic and/or office space. Omaha will accept proposals through June 4th and that is when bids will open. Interviews with development teams will begin July 18th and a decision is expected on August 22nd.
In a release from by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, “The Civic Auditorium is one of the city’s largest and prime properties. Redevelopment of this site continues our commitment to build downtown Omaha into a vibrant residential, commercial and entertainment center.”
The 60 year old facility is currently managed by MECA and their agreement expires in June. The City is currently working to find new homes for events planned in the Music Hall.