West Broadway/1st Avenue Corridor
1st Avenue, a former railroad corridor, is a 66’ wide right-of-way stretching from I-29 in the west to Indian Creek in the east. It is one block south of West Broadway and represents an opportunity to link downtown Council Bluffs with downtown Omaha and all points in between. Roughly 30% of Council Bluffs residents live within a half mile of 1st Avenue. The corridor is lined with businesses along West Broadway, destinations such as Thomas Jefferson High School and Cochran Park, and numerous opportunities for mixed-use and multi-family residential redevelopment.
“FIRST AVE” is an acronym that stands for Furthering Interconnections, Revitalization, Streetscapes, Transportation, and Aesthetics for a Vibrant Economy. This webpage is where we post pertinent information and plans related to the efforts in this important corridor. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Brandon Garrett's - 1st Avenue Presentation to City Council (PowerPoint Presentation)
Press Release: FIRST AVE September 10, 2019
West Broadway Corridor Plan - Media Stories