Missouri Riverfront Master Plan

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Missouri Riverfront Master Plan

Missouri Riverfront Master Plan

The major design master plan will revitalize the underutilized site into a world-class urban park and reconnect Omaha and Council Bluffs to the Missouri River.

The plan, which spans both sides of the river, involves areas in and around Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America Park, and Lewis and Clark Landing on the Omaha side. It aims to unify Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA into a regional destination and will finally allow residents and visitors to access and enjoy the Missouri River.

“The approval of the Master Plan is a game changer for the City of Omaha,” OJB’s Managing Principal, Kyle Fiddelke, ASLA said. “The project will spur economic development and bring business back downtown, and in turn, spur additional residential development on both sides of the river. This could be a catalyst for a whole new chapter in Omaha history.”


For many years, both Omaha and Council Bluffs have been physically disconnected from the river due to railroad and industrial use along its banks. Community members expressed strong desires to access the river from downtown, connect the various trail systems, and develop active, urban park spaces like Klyde Warren Park in Dallas and Millennium Park in Chicago.

OJB’s open space design physically reconnects both cities to the river with unobstructed access to the entire riverfront. The Omaha program will include a 3500’ river promenade spanning across the existing railway, a signature children’s play area, dog park, skate park, multiple restaurants, and many other active amenities. Extended zones of the park’s landscape will feature paths and planting to encourage pedestrian traffic towards the waterfront park