Metro Omaha Real Estate Blog: Blackstone Neighborhood Omaha NE - Farnam Street Changes

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Blackstone Neighborhood Omaha NE - Farnam Street Changes

Farnam Street in the Blackstone District Neighborhood of Midtown Omaha NE has been converted from a one-way street westbound, to a two-way traffic street.  This change was effective last Sunday evening, November 9th, from 36th Street to 42nd Street.


According to City Councilman Chris Jerram and real estate developer Jay Lund, this new traffic change will help restore a business friendly environment to the area which had been in decline for half a century.  The Blackstone neighborhood in Omaha has undergone significant redevelopment, especially at the intersection of 40th and Dodge.  Buildings have been restored, new buildings and businesses are now open, crosswalks and new stoplights are now functioning along Farnam Street.


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You should check out the fantastic new changes to the neighborhood!  Stop by for coffee at Archetype Coffee, have a meal at Mula, or grab a drink at the new location of the longtime neighborhood bar Sullivan's, plus many more local businesses and shops.  The Blackstone neighborhood is located to the west of Midtown Crossing, and just to the east of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  The new two-way street will make it much easier for you to drive east to reach the business district, and increases the bikeability and walkability of the midtown area.


Blackstone Neighborhood Farnam Street Omaha NE

Source: Mayor Jean Stothert's Facebook page


See the Omaha World-Herald article for more info:


by Christi Hacker, Keller Williams Greater Omaha



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Comment balloon 5 commentsChristi Hacker • November 12 2014 08:37PM


Sounds like Farnam street has gone through a great renovation. Sounds like a great place to live!

Posted by Jack O'Neal (HomeSmart Elite Group) over 5 years ago

Hi Christi, you have done a very nice job showcasing the Midtown Omaha Blackstone Neighborhood.

I think your reporting on how the city council makes decisions is important, many people may not have noticed or did not research this the way you did.

Interested in Omaha? The Professional Realtor I recommend is Christi Hacker 

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 5 years ago

Aloha Christi,

Commercial venues on a one way street are not always ideal locations to conduct business. Allowing for two way traffic is probably for the better. Being aware of these changes and offering it to your clients IS good business. 

a hui hou,

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) over 5 years ago

What a nice way to spotlight the Blackstone neighborhood and the Farnam Street changes. This should help the local businesses in the area...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 5 years ago

I really like how you have presented your neighborhood wriiteup of Blackstone  and decsription and wove in local merchants to visit. Good post and excellent idea for a format. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 5 years ago