A New Vision for North Omaha
Built on the former site of Pleasantview Homes, a 300-unit public housing site in North Omaha, Highlander has been a catalyst for revitalization of this historically under-served neighborhood. The new development sits on 23 acres straddling 30th Street, a major north-south corridor. In the 1970’s a large portion of the neighborhood was demolished to construct Highway 75. Since 2014 Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. and its partners have constructed 101 mixed-income housing units in a modern, contextually-urban neighborhood in an effort to reverse the effects of this disinvestment. Focused on supporting extended families and children, phase one included a multifamily courtyard apartment building, townhomes, and multi-generational housing, providing a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.
Seventy Five North and APMA worked with Purpose Built Communities which is a non-profit that works with local leaders to implement a holistic approach to revitalizing distressed neighborhoods.
Highlander’s multi-generational housing is designed to accommodate families with aging parents, older children or extended members by providing a ground floor, self-contained living unit within the larger residence, affording occupants their privacy. Large windows and street-facing living spaces ensure that children playing in the front yard or street can be easily supervised. These ground floor living units also provide opportunities for small businesses and live/work arrangements.
Across the street the townhomes provide a "standalone" two-story living option, each with a large front porch to encourage community building and create an active neighborhood. The main level of the courtyard building hosts the leasing office, various community spaces, and 1- and 2-bedroom units above. A small outdoor pool adjacent to the building provides entertainment for the whole neighborhood.
Photography by: Alistair Tutton
June 19, 2020
Callahan will be joining us for the summer as an interior design intern. She will be entering her senior year at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln pursuing her degree in Interior Design. Remember The Sims video game series? Well, that game provided an initial spark that ignited Callahan’s passion for interior design. When she’s not in the studio, Callahan can be found working out, cooking, dining at her favorite restaurant The Blatt, walking her dogs, or binge-watching Netflix.
June 16, 2020
Nicci is one of the interior design interns that will be joining us for the summer! She is an interior design student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who will be entering her senior year come fall of 2020. When Nicci isn’t busy laying out spaces, she enjoys time outdoors whether it be running or walking the fields at her family farm with three Australian Shepherds in-toe!
Congratulations on 30 years at APMA
June 1, 2020
For 30 years, APMA has had the pleasure of working with Martin Kluck. Martin is not only one heck of an architect, but a true friend and role model. It shows in the relationships he has built and nurtured over the years. Martin has made a lasting impression in our hearts and on the landscape of Omaha and Iowa. Congratulations, Martin!