Developer to start final phase of $36 million-plus riverfront project in Monona

Despite market uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a developer is moving forward with the final piece of the $36 million-plus Yahara Commons project along the Yahara River which when completed will be the biggest in the city of Monona in two decades.

The Galway Cos. has secured final approvals and will begin construction next month on a five-story building with 145 apartments, rooftop pool and terrace, and two levels of underground parking with 283 spaces that will be shared with the city to serve a 0.6-acre park that’s part of the city’s contribution to the overall, three-phase redevelopment.

The 7.4-acre site is bounded by Bridge Road, West Broadway and the Yahara River.

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Midtown Omaha poised for a new 7-story, $17.5 million hotel with commercial space

A new seven-story, $17.5 million hotel mixed-use project is proposed for midtown Omaha southwest of 44th and Douglas Streets.

The developer is Dan Marak of the Kansas City area, who recently opened another hotel, a 102-room Home2 Suites by Hilton, across the street from the one being proposed. Marak’s MH Hospitality has multiple other hotel properties in the Omaha area as well.

The half-acre site where he hopes to build his newest project is occupied by vacant houses and a small office building.

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Madison approves big hotel, office building for Near East Side

With a development boom still reshaping the greater Downtown, Madison’s Plan Commission on Monday unanimously approved an eight-story hotel and five-story office building for the ever-evolving East Washington Avenue corridor on the Near East Side.

“With these projects poised to move forward, the Capital East District continues to become more of an eastward extension of the Downtown area, offering new opportunities for employment, housing and hospitality along this long-underutilized corridor,” city Planning Division director Heather Stouder said.

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