OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — New homes in a busy area of District 66 are closer to getting built. The Estates at Loveland will create new high-end living.
The 18 proposed homes will be built on the southeast corner of 87th & Pacific Streets. Some will be villa style and others will be single family houses costing $850,000 - $1 million.
The area had about half a dozen homes built in the 1950's on large lots. The new development will be a cul-de-sac that exits on 87 St. and not Pacific St.
Some have complained because the trees were torn out of the area, but a representative for the developer said they’re tying to preserve as many healthy and species of trees as they can.
Molly Anderson and her husband have lived around the corner for 38 years. She says they knew something would be built sooner or later.
"As hard as it is to put up with the noise and see the trees go down, progress isn't always easy, change isn't always easy but, in this instance, I think it's a good thing for the neighborhood, it will be a good thing for District 66," Anderson explained.
Councilmembers say it's a great addition to a densely populated area.
"It's kind of interesting to think that 87th and Pacific is infill development but that's exactly what it is. :26 it's reutilizing the ground in a more efficient practical manner," said Councilman Brinker Harding.
The Omaha City Council approved the preliminary plat on Tuesday, and the developer hopes to get started with construction on late Spring or Summer.