South Omaha Streetscape Revitalization

Omaha, NE

Services provided on this project:

Landscape Architecture Overview:

RDG’s revitalization plan for the South Omaha Streetscape reflects the festive, nurturing and welcoming background of this historic and culturally unique district. The plan expands accessibility and safety along the streetscape, creating diagonal parking on both sides of the street, a single touch-lane in each direction and four way stops at internal intersections.

Art Studio Overview:

RDG's plan includes comprehensive design, fabrication and installation of the “Tree of Life” public art display, which is incorporated across five blocks of the district. Serving as a major entry feature for the Streetscape, the art installation is based on the cross-cultural symbol of the tree of life and winds in paving patterns, planters and inset tilework. The central piece, a sculptural metal tree, serves as a memorable icon that celebrates the four primary ethnicities from the area.

Engineering Overview:

  • CLIENT: City of Omaha
  • COMPLETE: April 2013
  • SIZE:
    5 City Blocks
    • 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, Community & Regional Planning,