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February 17th, 2020
Dear Ralston Residents:
The 5 Points Intersection is an iconic place in the Ralston community, bringing Ralston residents together from all directions of the City to our historic downtown.
The Hinge Project presents a tremendous opportunity to develop a new vision for the 5 Points Intersection and the surrounding area. A new vision will help create greater downtown vibrancy and new amenities for Ralston residents. That’s why we need to come together and discuss what we want for its future.
The City is working with HDR on a Visioning Workshop on Thursday, February 27th from 6P-9P at the Ralston Arena Sideroom to hear what you have to say.
A project overview will start the session, followed by a discussion of the opportunities and challenges for the area. Then participants will be able to show what features and amenities for the intersection best meet their vision for Ralston’s future.
If you are interested in participating, please email Rosie Russell, the City Clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you are planning to attend so we can get an accurate count.
Thank you for your involvement and support in making Ralston a great place to live. With your help, we can continue to build a bright future for Ralston’s next generation.
Ralston “Hinge” Master Plan
In August 2018, the City of Ralston hired the Omaha-based engineering and planning firm, HDR, to develop a master plan for the “Hinge” redevelopment area. This is a 30-acre site extending along Main Street, from 72nd Street to downtown Ralston. Following a series of public participation meetings, the redevelopment area was extended to include all of downtown Ralston.
The master plan is the result of over a year of effort involving extensive citizen participation, planning, market analysis and site engineering. The concept includes mixed-use (commercial on the first floor with residential above) buildings, a variety of residential development types including apartments and townhomes, open spaces for passive recreation and outdoor entertainment, fountains or other water features, an extension of Burlington Street to 72nd Street and new pedestrian connections to create a friendly environment for people to explore on foot.
City leaders are using the plan and associated research to inform and attract area developers to Ralston’s potential as the next frontier for urban redevelopment in the Omaha metro. For more information contact Ralston City Hall at 402-331-6677.
DID YOU KNOW . . .
There is NO PARKING on any street from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Guest and construction parking passes may be obtained from the Ralston Police Department by calling 402.331.1786 during business hours, or 402.444.5802 after hours.
Due to undermining, the west trail bridge located by Serum Avenue Circle in Ralston is closed. The bridge will be closed until further notice.
POC for this release is Public Works Director Dan Freshman, 402-331-6677, ext. 1310.
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Rain by its nature is important for replenishing drinking water supplies, recreation and healthy wildlife habitats. It only becomes a problem when pollutants from activities like car washing and maintenance, lawn care and dog walking are left on the ground for rain to wash away into the storm sewer and ultimately into Nebraska’s rivers and streams. Here are some important ways to prevent storm water pollution:
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