Kiewit Tapped to Lead $290M NE Riverfront Project
Omaha, Nebraska’s Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority voted earlier this month to tap Kiewit Corporation (also based in Omaha) as the construction manager for the city’s $290 million downtown riverfront renovation project.
The 90-acre project includes three areas: the mall between Douglas and Farnam Streets, Heartland of America Park and tthe Lewis & Clark Landing along the Missouri River, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Kiewit, along with firms OJB Landscape Architecture and HDR, among others, have been reportedly working on the project, which is primarily privately funded, for more than a year.
Kiewit’s role will be to put all construction work estimated to be over $20,000 out for bid. If Kiewit wants to complete the work itself, it has to submit its own bid to MECA.
According to reports, under the contract, Kiewit will be paid 7.2 percent of the construction cost, though an estimate of those costs hasn’t been disclosed.