OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — In an area that's seen its share of problems, community members say now is the time to build on big improvements being made.
The N. 24th Street Business Improvement District would run from Ames Ave. to Cuming St. So far, they've been approved to start forming a board. It would assess a fee to property owners to help pay for improvements.
Lavonya Goodwin co-owns the Spencer Street Barbershop. She says lots of improvements are happening, but they want to use the fee to clean up litter and improve store fronts in the first year.
"Currently in 2019 we're seeing a resurgence of entrepreneurship, community engagement, and revitalization. What the business improvement is going to do for this area is bring continuity, help to beautify the area and also help to leverage businesses and property owners on how we can improve the infrastructure,” Goodwin explained.
They'll meet with property owners next month to get feedback and hear what they'd like to see improved. They hope to have the Business Improvement District formed within the next 6 months.