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Midtown 2050 Corporation Formed

Midtown 2050 Corporation Formed to Accelerate Midtown Revitalization, Modernization A new development corporation – Midtown 2050 Corporation – has been formed to coordinate and accelerate the next phase of midtown

December Issue of the Midtown Monitor

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Community Solar Forum with Local Solar Champions

WHEN: Thursday, December 14th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: UNO’s Community Engagement Center,
Rms 201/205 (64th & Dodge Sts.)

Nebraskans for Solar Board Member Leo Arens will moderate a presentation and discussion on “Community Solar” by a panel of local Solar Champions:
Clifford Mesner, Mesner Development, Central City
Brian Newton, Utility General Manager, Fremont
Jeff Buhrman, Neighborhood Organizer of the Capital Beach Neighborhood Solar LLC, Lincoln
Jeff Berggren, GenPro Energy Solutions, Lexington
Michael Shonka, Solar Heat & Electric, Omaha
Nebraska Public Power District Spokesperson
All NFS events are open to the public. Please join and contribute to the discussion! Refreshments provided.

Co-Sponsored by Green Bellevue & Sierra Club’s Missouri Valley Group

Ice Skating at Midtown Crossing

Due to the higher than expected interest and anticipated large crowds, Midtown Crossing and The Salvation Army have made the decision to move the originally-envisioned rooftop skating rink to a ground level location in midtown Omaha. The rink will be re-constructed at 3409 Farnam St., just west of Mutual of Omaha Bank. » Read more..

Neighbors Help Sunken Gardens Project Secure Hitchcock Grant

When the Omaha Sunken Gardens Project asked, the neighborhood answered.
In response to a recent mailing, more than 100 members of the Dundee-Memorial Park Neighborhood Association and its board pledged $26,905.00 that helped the project team secure the $75,000 matching grant from the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation.
The team is currently raising funds to restore the historic sunken gardens along Happy Hollow Boulevard and create a safe community green space that welcomes active, informal use.
“We can’t say enough about the neighborhood’s support of this project,” said team lead Matt Dwyer. “It’s really pushing us toward the finish line.”
More than $880,000 has been raised to date, and the effort to secure new pledges continues. The total project cost is $1,600,000, which includes establishing an endowment for future maintenance of the gardens.
Dwyer said the project team is also working on new ways to connect with neighbors throughout the duration of the fundraising campaign and during the construction phase.
You can follow the project’s progress at www.omahasunkengardens.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/omahasunkengardens.

Omaha MasterSingers Seeking Singers for Youth Choir

The Omaha MasterSingers are currently seeking young singers, in third through eighth grade to be a part of our brand new youth choir, Diminuendo.

This high fun, low stress choir is designed to inspire a love of music in children of all ages. Diminuendo will be joining the Omaha MasterSingers adult choir at our April 2nd performance, Modern Troubadours, a celebration of the greatest singer-songwriters of the modern era. Join us as we perform hits from Simon & Garfunkle, Billy Joel, James Taylor & many more! » Read more..

New Mediterranean Concept Coming to Midtown Crossing

SamFam LLC, owner of the recently opened Herbe Sainte in Aksarben Village, is set to debut a seafood-inspired, Mediterranean concept in Midtown Crossing in late April 2017. Called Della Costa, the new restaurant will feature regional dishes from the coasts of Italy, France, Spain, Morocco and Greece. » Read more..

Midtown 2050 Corporation Formed

Midtown 2050 Corporation Formed to Accelerate Midtown Revitalization, Modernization

A new development corporation – Midtown 2050 Corporation – has been formed to coordinate and accelerate the next phase of midtown Omaha’s revitalization and progression into a dynamic, transit-oriented urban community. » Read more..