South Omaha Streetscape Revitalization

Omaha, NE

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Art Studio Overview:

"Tree of Life" --- Comprehensive design, fabrication, and installation for five blocks of South Omaha District, L to Q Streets, on South 24th Street. Major entry feature for South Omaha Streetscape based on the cross-cultural symbol of the tree of life, which winds in paving pattern, planters, and inset tilework. Sculptural metal tree creates a memorable icon celebrating the four primary ethnicities from the area.

Landscape Architecture Overview:

The revitalization plan includes diagonal parking on both sides of the street, a single touch-lane in each direction, and four way stops at internal intersections. The streetscape reflects the festive, nurturing, and welcoming background of this historic and culturally unique district. RDG’s involvement in the project began with conceptualizing overall vision improvements and continues today with documentation and implementation. South 24th started as a 2 block 1st Phase and construction project, and this segment has recently received a bid within 1% of RDG’s opinion of probable cost.

Engineering Overview:

  • CLIENT: City of Omaha
  • COMPLETE: April 2013
  • SIZE:
    5 City Blocks
  • AWARDS:
    • APA Nebraska Chapter - Urban Design Award - 2013
    • American Planning Association - Great Places in America: Streets - 2016
    • City of Omaha, NE - "Art of Community" Award of Excellence - 2013
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    Urban Design