OMAHA (KPTM)- People have been planning for it for five years.
It cost $2.5 million dollars.
Now, after months of construction, the ‘Dundee Revitalization Project' is finished.
"It's been a long summer-we anticipated it. We've been planning this for about five years in the neighborhood so we knew it was coming," said Tiffany Williams.
There's a grand ‘Re-Opening' sign outside of Williams shop, Tangerine Design.
"Us being under construction here in the show room, and the outside being under construction, we thought, let's just time it, let's be done all at the same time," said Williams.
The streets near 50th and Underwood have been under construction since April 2013. Williams said she's happy to see the new changes. "I think it brings people back into the neighborhood."
Some of the new changes were additional parking, wider sidewalks and curbs, additional green space and benches, and new light bulbs. The project cost $2.5 million dollars, and all but $500,000 of the total cost was raised privately.
One thing that's has lots of people noticing are the new trees along the street. "I miss the trees-and they really take away some of the, uh, coziness of the neighborhood," said Ronda Johnson.
Johnson said she loved the new seating, but misses the character of the neighborhood. "I know they're updating and all that, but we really prefer the other way."
According to city councilman Pete Festersen, the project added 30 percent more parking. "I'd say parking is more challenging actually! Especially sitting her on 50th, it's more challenging," said Johnson.
On Thursday, October 10th at 10 a.m. will be the ribbon cutting ceremony for the project at 50th and Underwood.