Developer plans retail, office, residential space at Civic Auditorium site

Aug 8, 2014

Four buildings will replace Omaha’s Civic Auditorium.

Plans for the Civic Auditorium site include office, residential, and retail space.
Credit City of Omaha

Mayor Jean Stothert announced Friday morning that Tetrad Property Group will redevelop the Civic Auditorium site in to a mixed-use property. It’s a $300 million project, with office, retail, residential, and civic buildings. An existing parking garage will remain at the site.

Tetrad President David Scott says the plan incorporates input from neighbors of the Civic Auditorium.

"When we put this proposal together, we basically did two things. We talked to many of the neighbors that were surrounding the Civic to see what things they thought were needed in the area. And obviously the old Civic building, other than for major events, isn’t offering any of those services. And then the other thing we did is we talked with different retail groups and a lot of the residential here in downtown Omaha."

Plans are for a 14 story office building, 200 residential units, and 100,000 square feet of retail space. The project is tentatively scheduled for completion in 2018.

The Civic Auditorium opened in 1954 and closed earlier this year.