$500 Million Proposal To Transform Conagra Campus Includes Housing, Offices, Access To Lake | Omaha.com

A new two-block-long plaza lined with new housing, restaurants, offices and green space is the centerpiece of a proposed $500 million redevelopment that would dramatically change the Conagra Brands downtown Omaha campus.

Conagra announced Friday that it selected Hines, a Houston-based global real estate firm, to lead the reboot of its sprawling riverfront home that lost its corporate flag last year to Chicago.

Envisioned as a 10-year project that breaks ground in 2019, the initiative would build nine new structures containing roughly 500,000 square feet of office space, more than 80,000 square feet of retail space, a boutique hotel with up to 200 rooms and about 900 new residences.

Tom D’Arcy, Hines’ senior managing director, told The World-Herald that the design has been in the making for about six months. It activates unoccupied space and aims to better connect the Old Market and downtown’s 10th Street with the Heartland of America Park and lake.

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