The Benson-Ames Alliance engages in projects and activities designed to revitalize its historic sector of Omaha.
The Cole Creek Project
The goals of this $1.6 million urban stream restoration initiative in the Ames sector of the alliance are to stabilize the creek, improve its water quality and enhance the recreational use of Orchard Park. The community outreach component of the project is designed to engage homeowners, neighborhood associations, business associations and students in understanding their role in the local water cycle and incorporating green solutions into their daily routines.
The Maple Street Corridor Project
In 2007, the B-AA identified downtown Benson as its first priority for revitalization. August 2008 marked the launch of the Maple Street Corridor Project, which includes a new streetscape design and a housing and retail market analysis.
- July 2011 update on the east gateway portion of the project
(Presented by Matt Shimerdla, City of Omaha Public Works Department, at the 07.13.11 meeting of the Benson-Ames Alliance Steering Council)