Full-service Convention Center Hotel Development Opportunity in Omaha, Nebraska

Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) announces issuance of a Request for Interest (RFI) to developers for a mixed-use development to include a full-service convention hotel in Omaha.

MECA, in partnership with the City of Omaha, is seeking qualified firms to acquire and develop a parcel of land that is owned by the City of Omaha. This parcel is located in downtown Omaha adjacent to the Qwest/CenturyLink Center Omaha Arena and Convention Center and three blocks from the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

The remediated property is approximately six acres in size and was converted in 2009 into a 510 stall surface parking lot which presently serves the Qwest/CenturyLink Center Omaha. The property at a minimum will need to be developed into the following components: 350 room full-service convention hotel with integrated office, residential, retail and parking components.

MECA has retained the services of HVS to provide a market study of the hotel component. Developer incentives, subject to approval by the City of Omaha, may include tax increment financing, write down of land acquisition costs, infrastructure enhancements and structured parking.

Please click on this link for more information regarding the RFI document.