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Vacant lot north of downtown Omaha will become market-rate, low-income lofts

Omaha, Neb. — Siena Francis House is making headway on its tiny house village, which could alleviate the affordable housing shortage and benefit those experiencing homelessness.

Although the cottages are tiny, it's a big project. Now, Metro Community College students are helping out, building seven of the 50 small-scale affordable homes.

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South O Eagles club to see new chapter as Urban Indian Health center

A nearly $9 million makeover is poised to turn a former and vacant South Omaha Eagles club into new headquarters for the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition.

The brick structure spanning 26,000 square feet at 2226 N St. is to operate, in part, as a 20-bed residential facility where people struggling with behavioral health disorders can get treatment.

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Episode 104 Mindy Crook and Darin Smith of Arch Icon

On this episode of the podcast, we’re talking with Mindy Crook and Darin Smith of Arch Icon Development Corporation in Woodbine, Iowa (pop. 1,459). Arch Icon specializes in historic renovation and community development projects, and it all started with a Main Street restoration in their hometown. Darin and Mindy share how they, along with Mindy’s husband Dustin, built their business and started a revitalization movement in Woodbine. We also talk about why it’s important to save our historic buildings and how that’s possible, and what they’re doing to make Woodbine a place their kids will want to come back to someday — just like they did.

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Arch Icon Receives Treasure of Sioux City Award

A Woodbine, Iowa company has been honored for its work in preserving historically significant elements of the original Central Annex school building at 1121 Jackson Street in Sioux City.

The annex was redeveloped and repurposed into 46 units known as Aberdeen Apartments.

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Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition plans to build new HQ, housing in South Omaha

An unusual partnership has emerged between the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition and real estate developers who rehabilitated the coalition’s old downtown neighborhood into millennial-friendly housing.

The nonprofit coalition provides substance abuse treatment and other services at its current headquarters, in the middle of Arch Icon Development’s trendy new Flats on Howard apartments and town houses.

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Developer plans apartment project at former Everett school

The 129-year-old former home of Sioux City's Everett Elementary would become a 20-unit apartment complex under renovation plans by a Woodbine, Iowa-based developer.

Arch Icon Development, which specializes in historic renovation projects, has requested a rezoning of the former Everett Elementary property at 1314 W. Third St., which it purchased last year, to re-purpose the building.

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Jackson Street apartment project to receive nearly $700K in tax credits

A project to renovate the former Sioux City Central High School annex into an apartment complex received a boost Thursday in the form of nearly $700,000 in federal housing tax credits.

The Iowa Finance Authority Board announced its award of $688,936 in tax credits Thursday to the Woodbine, Iowa-based Arch Icon Development Corp. for its Aberdeen Apartments project on Jackson Street. The award was part of more than $7.3 million the state presented to 11 housing projects in eight Iowa counties.

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Main Street Iowa Celebrates 30 Years of Outstanding Achievements

Main Street Iowa celebrated 30 years of commitment to downtown and commercial district revitalization during an awards celebration held Friday, April 29, 2016, in downtown Des Moines. Attended by approximately 450 individuals representing communities across the state, the event recognized local Main Street innovation, leaders, entrepreneurship, private investments and the catalytic power of Main Street.

The honors were presented by Governor Terry E. Branstad and Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

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Historic Sioux City building could become 50-unit apartment complex

A Woodbine, Iowa-based developer plans to build a 50-unit apartment complex in the annex attached to the former Sioux City Central High School.

Darin Smith, co-principal of Arch Icon Development, on Tuesday explained the project to city's Historic Preservation Commission, which approved nominating the annex, at 1212 Nebraska St., to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Flats on Howard are cozy, and they're going fast

You might call it a mini-trend that’s emerging at the new Flats on Howard neighborhood on the western fringe of downtown Omaha.

Studio apartments no bigger than 400 square feet and renting at an average $580 are the hot model at the $20 million redevelopment site that’s opening in phases through 2016.

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$20M apartment project will breathe new life into Howard Street district on western fringe of downtown

An old mansion district-turned-eyesore on the western fringe of downtown Omaha is envisioned as a pedestrian-friendly apartment campus with 153 market-rate residences in a dozen restored historical structures.

The $20 million project set to start this month is an initiative of Woodbine, Iowa-based Arch Icon and TFL Development, whose principal is Ndamukong Suh, former Nebraska football star now with the NFL Detroit Lions.

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