Fair Deal Village MarketPlace

Project Description:

What if local stores, selling clothing or other goods, took over a handful of vacant lots and were mixed with boutique artisan shops and gallery space – all operating in recycled shipping containers?

There are more than 50 container conversion projects worldwide. Scattered throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Poland, Switzerland, Norway, and Australia, cargotecture is inspiring an explosion of entrepreneurial development.

The Fair Deal Village MarketPlace is Omaha Economic Development Corporation’s (OEDC) newest commercial venture.  An outgrowth of curiosity, research, and collaboration, the project focuses on building micro-retail opportunities along the North 24th Street Business Corridor. Designed in partnership with Alley Poyner Macchietto for OEDC, the project will be located at 2118 North 24th Street.

A first of its kind in Omaha, this pop-up retail space is an arrangement of shipping containers, scaled to house about eight micro-businesses as well as a café, and healthy food store. Durable, economical, and convenient to use, these versatile structures are proving to be a cost-effective approach to economic redevelopment in economically challenged communities. As commercial space, the containers are known to attract heavy foot traffic, creative people, small businesses, specialty shops, food vendors, and experiential events. Along with a 21st century facelift, the Fair Deal Village MarketPlace includes a unique “intentional” space, reviving its history as a community gathering place.

Our mission has always been to invest in North Omaha’s people, developing projects that restore community. The Fair Deal Village MarketPlace reflects our vision to build a level of individual and community wealth as North Omaha recovers from decades of economic setbacks.  We are working more intentionally to increase employment opportunities and reinvigorate neighborhoods.

Be a FRIEND of the Fair Deal Village MarketPlace Today!

As a FRIEND of the Fair Deal Village MarketPlace you are supporting our Investments in People and Projects.

Simply choose your level of Friendship and become a part of the VILLAGE. The ONE time donation will acknowledge your support of the Fair Deal Village MarketPlace and be a lasting memory for all to see.  All levels of Friendship will include your name being placed on our FRIENDS WALL in the Fair Deal Village Café when construction is completed and you will receive notice of information and events from the Fair Deal Village MarketPlace.


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For more information

Terri Sanders, Site Manager
402-346-2300, ext. 204