By Associated Press - Friday, October 16, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A village of 50 tiny houses may soon be coming to downtown Omaha.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Arch Icon Development and Siena Francis House are working together on a project that would be on two acres of mostly industrial property in north downtown. Each stand-alone dwelling would be about the size of a small hotel room.

The project will be known as The Cottages, and it seeks to provide independence for people who have been in homeless shelter programs.

Each tiny house would be rented, and will include a kitchen, bedroom, living area and covered porch. The gated neighborhood will include a community center with common laundry and bike storage rooms, a business hub and offices for those managing the complex.

The estimated cost of the project is $6.5 million.

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