Aksarben future trust
university of Nebraska

An innovation hub for Omaha

West of downtown Omaha, a new innovation district is emerging adjacent to the UNO campus. Aksarben (“Nebraska” spelled backwards) is a 70-acre mixed-use development, formerly the location of an historic horse racetrack and indoor amphitheater. The plan was prepared for the Noddle Companies, who were designated as the master developer by the Aksarben Future Trust, the nonprofit owner of the land. The site is being developed as a mixed-use district including university-related technology facilities, corporate headquarters, hotels, a grocery store, retail and restaurants, parking, public open space, and 700 housing units. Aksarben includes Stinson Park, a major new civic park for Omaha and the location of outdoor concerts and festivals.

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