October 2, 2021
A $6.6 million townhome-style apartment project is set to rise on an acre of grassy land north of downtown Omaha.
The 1120 Lofts, near 20th and Paul Streets, is designed to be three stories with 30 rental units, all with three or four bedrooms.
September 25, 2021
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.
February 6, 2021
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.
September 10, 2020
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.
May 10, 2019
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.
October 20, 2017
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.
September 13, 2017
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.
March 31, 2017
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.
Nov 17, 2016
Nebraska’s new state historic tax credits are helping to save cool old buildings in sorry condition that have lingered on the periphery of urban Omaha revival.
You can see it at 22nd and Howard Streets, where once-dilapidated apartment buildings formerly plagued by vacancy, vagrancy and fires have been transformed into a hip haven for downtown workers.
April 29, 2016
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).
May 04, 2016
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.
Sep 3, 2015
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.
Oct 2, 2014
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.