In Past Projects

In 2002, our Founder, Senator Bob Kerrey, became aware the National Park Service was seeking to relocate its Regional Headquarters. He recognized Omaha’s fledgling Riverfront presented the perfect location! The City of Omaha supported the Senator’s efforts and agreed to provide the property.

Although, initially opposed in Washington, the Senator persisted and eventually persuaded Congress to approve his recommendation. In 2004, a new three story, 68,000 sq. ft., Gold Certified LEED building became home to National Park Service Regions 3, 4, 5. Its staff now manages over sixty National Parks spread across the Midwest.

Later, the building took on another purpose. In this area, the Lewis & Clark Expedition traveled, camped and counseled with Indian Chiefs. Recognizing this, the Park Service chose the Curtis Building to house the Lewis & Clark Historic Trail Visitor Center. Today, the Visitor Center, its exhibits and Rangers, provide information regarding the Expedition and the 4,900 mile long National Historic Trail.

Securing the National Park Service as a tenant was a key to the early transition of our Riverfront. It illustrated the early vision of a place not only to play and visit – but also to work – was possible.

Project Partners: City of Omaha, National Park Service, General Services Administration, Noddle Development, others.

Estimated Financial Support: Back to the River – Federal Funding by Bob Kerrey
Estimated Total Project Cost: $9,000,000

Year: 2004

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