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Edited and summarized by the Omaha - NE Documenters Team

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Live reporting by Anton Johnson

Anton Johnson @AntonIsWriting
Live tweeting today's Omaha City Council for @oma_documenters. CM Vinny Palermo is taking over as Council President with Pete Festersen absent

02:01 PM Mar 14, 2023 CDT

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@oma_documenters Palermo wished CM Juanita Johnson a happy birthday for tomorrow
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@oma_documenters Palermo also happily announced that Catholic Omahans will be able to eat corned beef on St. Patrick's day
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@oma_documenters First up is liquor. License approved for Chiltepes Restaurant at 2308 N St
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@oma_documenters Licenses approved for El Vallarta at 12405 West Center Road and for Geno's Bar and Grill at 3821 N 167th Court
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@oma_documenters Now onto planning items. MCC overlay district for 3217 N 90th St approved
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@oma_documenters Rezone to R4 for 3215 N 168th St approved
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@oma_documenters Rezone for 3612 Leavenworth St to transit-oriented development approved
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@oma_documenters Special use permit for SGH Redglaze to operate an office/warehouse/manufacturing facility at 1111 Papillion Parkway approved.
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@oma_documenters Ordinance consent agenda approved
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@oma_documenters Resolution consent agenda approved
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@oma_documenters Now onto public hearings
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@oma_documenters On a $205,000 TIF agreement for the Greenwood Building at 3819 N 24th St, Kyle Keith said the rehabilitation project will help revitalize the 24th Street corridor.
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@oma_documenters CM Johnson said the building has historic significance and agreed that the restoration will be an improvement for the community.
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@oma_documenters On an agreement with KJ Crossroads Venture for infrastructure improvements in the Crossroads Redevelopment Area, Emily O'Connor said demolition and grading are mostly complete.
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@oma_documenters The $5 million project will include paving, street, utility and sewer improvements for Dodge, Cass, and 75th Streets
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@oma_documenters O'Connor said this portion of the redevelopment agreement is requesting money from the CIP. She said most of the public improvements should be completed by the end of the year
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@oma_documenters CM Palermo said the Council is looking forward to the improvements
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@oma_documenters Our last item is public hearing on an agreement for Community Information Trust (CIT) to temporarily operate Do Space within the Milton R. Abrahams Library while Do Space’s current location is under construction for Omaha’s new central library
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@oma_documenters Proponent Luis Jimenez said Do Space offers accessibility to technology that isn't available anywhere else, so it's important to stay operating
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@oma_documenters Vote next week. The City Council adjourned at 2:31 pm

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