Millwork Commons

A Neighborhood Reborn

APMA is working with Black Dog Development to master plan and design Millwork Commons, a dynamic new neighborhood in North Downtown Omaha. With a five to ten year timeline, the multi-phased project includes the renovation of historically significant structures, the construction of new mixed-use buildings, and the development of multi-modal transportation infrastructure (pedestrians, bikes, buses and cars). The district will host a variety of uses, including office, retail, residential, that focus on providing access points to all demographics. To achieve an active neighborhood, the design of the spaces between buildings is critical, and as such, the district will feature a series of park and plaza spaces, anchored by a community green, that will encourage interaction between visitors and residents alike and will host an array of cultural programming opportunities.

Project

Location
Omaha, NE

Size
44 Acres

Scope of Work
New Construction, Renovation, Tenant Improvement

Date of Completion  
Ongoing

Project Contact
Megan Lutz

The Millwork Greenspace will serve as a unifying feature of the district as well as a park, event space, dog park and recreation opportunity for residents and visitors.

The existing district does have a number of difficult constraints, including truck traffic and industrial-use neighbors, that have been carefully integrated into the planning and phasing of all future work. By addressing these challenges head on and generating design parameters that prioritize the human scale, the team has ensured that Millwork Commons will become a dense, walkable neighborhood with a unique urban character unlike anything else in the region.

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Tiny Home Village

October 16, 2020

APMA, Arch Icon Developement and the Siena Francis House are working together on the first tiny home village in Omaha! 50 units will soon rise near 16th and Charles Street.

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AIA CSR Awards

September 28, 2020

At the 2020 (virtual) AIA Central States Awards The Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center picked up a Merit award in the Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse category and the jury commented: “We enjoyed the Hoff Cultural Center for its ability to abstract the new…to expose the historical.” Congrats to Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment and the entire project team!

Say It Loud

September 10, 2020

Congratulations to our own Jenny Zimmer, Jean Vacha and Megan Lutz for being featured alongside other deserving designers in this year’s Say It Loud – Beyond the Built Environment Online Exhibition. Follow the link to view the entire selection of winners!

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We’re Hiring

September 3, 2020

We’re growing our team! If you are a talented architect or interior designer who wants to put people first, advance design, and build community, please reach out to smullins@alleypoyner.com

We’re Winners!

July 29, 2020

Congratulations to Swanson Elementary, which was recently honored by the IIDA Great Plains Chapter. Click the link below to see more photos and all the deserving winners!

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Biophilic Landscaping

July 28, 2020

Click on the link below to read about the innovative approach to landscaping being implemented at Millwork Commons called ‘biophilic design’. Our own Megan Lutz breaks it down.

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