2019 Highlights of the Downtown Improvement District


  • Redesigned a new mobile-friendly website at OmahaDowntown.org plus new program photos
  • Ambassadors stationed at Capitol District during the summer
  • New branding on dog waste stations and cigarette towers
  • Sidewalk Informational Campaign
  • Added Old Market Association & Downtown Omaha Inc ex-officio seats to the Board


  • Purchased snow plow for mule
  • Working within 3 zones which include Old Market zone, Southwest & 16th Street zone, North zone which is allowing team to cover more and focus on specific hot spots that collect more trash than others
  • Snow removal from plow mounds within pedestrian crosswalks
  • Introduced some new “green” tools – electric and less noisy
  • 7 new dog waste stations
  • Extra cleanup runs on 16th Street corridor during major performances at Orpheum


  • 17 new trees planted
  • 8 tree stumps grind and removed
  • New Blue Heaven Little Bluestem Grasses planted
  • 9 planter guards installed


  • Added Monday to Wednesday Lion’s Gate security patrols – coverage 7-days a week
  • During the month of June – added 4 off-duty police officers plus doubled our Lion’s Gate officers
  • Pilot program of adding patrols to 16th street corridor during major performances at Orpheum
  • Focused Business Security forum on Human Trafficking
  • Focused Resident Security forum on Self-Defense


  • $12,500 grant from Douglas County Visitors Fund for alley improvement
  • Raised $920 during Omaha Gives Day
  • Worked with Sunflower Nonprofit Solutions to identify possible grant opportunities