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Omaha officials broke ground today on a $12.2 million project to revive a two-square-block area that includes part of the historic North 24th Street commercial corridor.
The new “Fair Deal Urban District” will replace blighted properties and empty lots with apartment housing for seniors, single homes for families and an arts center.
Anchoring the project is the old Fair Deal Cafe, referred to fondly as the “Black City Hall” because of its reputation as the gathering place years ago for north Omaha leaders, deal-makers and visiting politicians.
The Fair Deal Urban District marks the beginning of the broader, $1.43 billion North Omaha Village Revitalization Plan, which was announced in the summer of 2011 and is to be completed in phases and funded by a combination of public and private funds.