Questions arise about new occupants for old auditorium site

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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The demolition of the Civic Auditorium on the north side of downtown Omaha raises a question: What’s going up to replace it?
Developer Tetrad Property Group already has dropped its proposal for an office tower. Mayor Jean Stothert says Tetrad is looking at developing more public space for a nonprofit or a government entity.

Stothert acknowledged there’s been discussion about moving the YMCA, the Children’s Museum or a city library to the four-block site. None of those organizations’ officials report any current plans to move, although a YMCA official says there have been talks with Tetrad about its plans.        

Tetrad’s CEO and board chairman declined to comment on the project.