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Developers say Crossroads redevelopment on track to open doors in 2024, 2025

Lockwood Development told KETV NewsWatch 7 they plan to begin vertical construction of the Crossroads redevelopment within the next year. Much of the sprawling land at 72nd and Dodge has appeared untouched since the mall’s demolition in 2020. “I think it’s going to be a game-changer,” said Lockwood president Chip James, who sees the project as an opportunity to reinvigorate the city’s second busiest intersection. “Can we create something big for Omaha to leave as a legacy?” These renderings reveal Lockwood’s high hopes for the project. They opt for fences with retail, offices, entertainment, some 600 apartments and more. Omaha City Council Chairman Pete Festersen said the developer is on the right track. The remaining stages for Crossroads are submitted to City Council for consideration in late summer, early fall. The concrete, financial, sewer and road works will be finalized. “I think we’re going to start seeing activity here on the site again soon,” Festersen said. Businesses and businesses around the site depend on the success of Lockwood Development. Crossroads201 townhouse developer and agent Michael Maley says he still hasn’t sold any townhouses to be built southeast of 72nd and Dodge. “, Maley said. “It’s a unique opportunity in this corner,” said James. We’re excited to see things come out of the ground next year,” James said. “If it’s not the heart of Omaha anymore, that would be a tragic thing.”

Lockwood Development told KETV NewsWatch 7 they plan to begin vertical construction of the Crossroads redevelopment within the next year. Much of 72nd and Dodge’s sprawling grounds have appeared untouched since the mall’s demolition in 2020.

“I think it’s going to be a game-changer,” said Chip James, president of Lockwood, who sees the project as a chance to revitalize the city’s second-busiest intersection. “Can we create something great for Omaha and leave it as a legacy?

These renderings reveal Lockwood’s high hopes for the project. They opt for fences with retail, offices, entertainment, some 600 apartments and more.

Omaha City Council Chairman Pete Festersen said the developer is on the right track. The remaining stages for Crossroads are submitted to City Council for consideration in late summer, early fall. The concrete, financial, sewer and road works will be finalized.

“I think we’re going to start seeing activity here on the site again soon,” Festersen said.

The societies and businesses around the site depend on the success of Lockwood Development. Crossroads201 townhouse developer and agent Michael Maley says he still hasn’t sold any townhouses to be built southeast of 72nd and Dodge.

“I like my project, but without a major draw in the area, I won’t risk doing it,” Maley said.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in this corner,” James said. “We have to get it right.”

James said there was a hiatus as Lockwood worked with Public Works, but the $600 million project is still expected to open doors in 2024 and 2025. Their next step? Treat wastewater.

“We’re excited to see things come out of the ground next year,” James said. “If it’s no longer the heart of Omaha, it would be a tragic thing.”