Resident, Businesses Address Parking Concerns at Final Dundee Meeting
Omaha, NE - About 60 people attended a meeting to hear how the city is sprucing up the neighborhood.
The city of Omaha is adding new traffic signals and landscaping to the intersection at 50th and Underwood.
The plan also includes about 40 more parking spaces, or about 20% more than what is already in the area.
It's something residents and business owners say is badly needed.
"It's very important. I know definitely for me as a business owner, owning Dundee Gallery, people need a spot to park close by. Especially on days like today where it's freezing," said Jean Imray.
"I am excited to see what happens with the plans, but it's important to go in with cautious optimism," said Matthew Gillespie, who grew up in the area.
The entire project is estimated to cost around two and half million dollars.
City council member Pete Festersen represents the Dundee neighborhood.He says most of the money comes from private fundraising, the remaining cost will be paid with transportation bonds.
The project will go out for bid in February or March. Planners expect construction to finished by September.