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From Disrepair to Dynamic

From Disrepair to Dynamic

A tenant improvement project for OneWorld Community Health Centers expands healthcare services in Omaha. 

You’ve probably seen hundreds of buildings that looked so outdated and worn-down you couldn't imagine anyone wanting to step inside. That's exactly what an old building on Park Avenue in Omaha, Neb. looked like before OneWorld Community Health Centers saw it and its potential. And thanks to a team of skilled professionals, the dilapidated building has been transformed into a new and inviting OneWorld location that makes a real impact in the lives of residents.


Ronco’s Scope of Work
Tenant improvement (TI) projects are an essential part of commercial real estate that involve renovating or remodeling a commercial space to meet the specific needs of a tenant. TI projects can range from minor updates, like new paint and carpet, to major renovations that completely transform a space. 


Our scope of work for the 9,500 SF location involved new water service, HVAC units, updated fire sprinkler and structural improvements that gave life into the crumbling old structure. The interior of the building needed to be completely stripped from floor to ceiling. Open workspaces and multiple offices, intimate meeting rooms, a 634 SF training center and storage now make up the space. And medical staff and patient comfort were top of mind throughout the design and construction phases. The exterior now features an aluminum storefront system to maximize the natural light throughout the entire space.


A New Modern Space
As with any project involving an older building, there’s bound to be challenges. Despite those, the building has been transformed to a dynamic and inviting space that’s bright, modern and designed with the neighboring community in mind, making it easier for patients to access the care they need. The layout of the space is easy to navigate, and facilities are designed to be welcoming and comfortable.


“Ronco has been involved with the Park Avenue project from the very beginning. This is our fifth project together and I look forward to the next one,” said Joel Dougherty, Chief Operating Officer with OneWorld Community Health Centers. “The highest praise I can give a company is that I trust them because they do what they say they’re going to do. That has certainly been the case with this project as well as previous ones. When we move into an area, one of the things we want to do is establish a home base that feels permanent and projects our commitment to the community. This project does just that and is a great home base for our health education and outreach efforts.”

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