Former Boys Town Farm to Become Heartwood Preserve Development in West Omaha
The former Boys Town Farm at 144th Street and West Dodge Road is set to become a brand new development filled with shops, apartments, hotels, and office buildings called the Heartwood Preserve. The 500-acre development will feature a “downtown” in its center, called The Row. The Row will be the life of Heartwood Preserve (www.heartwoodomaha.com), lined with intimate, local restaurants and national retailers.
The multimillion-dollar development has been planned since 2016, after Applied Underwriters bought the plot of land in west Omaha. Their purpose was to create something new for the people of Omaha and national visitors to live, work, shop, and play. According to Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley, the millions of dollars that will be invested in the property is a vote of confidence for the future of Nebraska.
The concept of Heartwood Preserve took over three years to develop and will likely take over 15 years to finish. The finished Heartwood development will be home to hundreds of businesses and shops, including a new Ovation retirement community, a residential district, a brand-new campus for Applied Underwriters, Valmont, and Carson Group, a beautiful walkable street front filled with shops and restaurants, an ONYX Automotive luxury car dealership, an amphitheater, farmers’ markets, and a beautiful, 19-acre park.