Omaha Historic Boulevards

Omaha, Nebraska

Vireo's planners worked with the Omaha Parks & Recreation Department to preserve the city’s historic boulevard system, designed by noted landscape architect H.W. S. Cleveland. As a result, the Historic Boulevard System Master Plan was created as a design decision-making tool to guide preservation and improvement of the city's century-old system. A key element of the plan was the integration of potential multi-modal solutions and creative storm water management approaches. The resulting guidelines focus on retaining the existing roadways and rights-of-way, balancing today's traffic needs with historic preservation.