Omaha's downtown skyline will have a new look in the future. Plans have been unveiled on a new skyscraper that will be built on a vacant one block lot at 14th and Dodge.
Developer Jason Lanoha tells NewsRadio 1110 KFAB the project will include a 27 and 30 story office tower that will be built in two phases. There will be 1,500 hundred stalls in a nine story parking garage, first floor retail and an 11th floor outdoor patio deck where you can enjoy food and drinks while taking in the views of downtown Omaha.
Lanoha's company bought the vacant lot a few years ago and waited for this opportunity to come along. "Since we bought it we've been very patient with it we've had some opportunities to build other things there that probably wouldn't impact the skyline very much."
The building will occupy land once owned by Union Pacific. Lanoha says this project is just what the City of Omaha needs. "We are firm believers that a city needs a health urban core," Lanoha says. "Adding another building is good for the city, feels like progress is happening. It will bring more folks downtown to work, which supports restaurants."
He says there is still a year of design to do followed by two years of construction.