Crossroads Redevelopment Area HIA

Location Omaha Nebraska
Organization Douglas County Health Department, Midtown Neighborhood Alliance, City of Omaha, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, Omaha by Design

The Douglas County Health Department and its partners conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) of the Crossroads Redevelopment Area, a 239-acre shopping mall complex located at one of the busiest intersections in Omaha. The mall was purchased by a developer in 2010, with plans to convert it to a mixed-used area. Currently, the mall has an occupancy rate of only 30 percent.

Outcome

The HIA established a constructive dialogue between the developer and the leadership of nearby neighborhood associations with both groups showing consensus around a walkable design. The recommendations of the HIA are largely being implemented. For example, the HIA called for reducing parking. Currently plans for the mall site call for 900 less parking spaces than originally planned.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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At A Glance
  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2013
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Government Agency