21 episodes

What’s happening along 1st Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa? City of Council Bluffs Communications Officer Ashley Kruse and Community Development Director Brandon Garrett explore the transformative project and share everything from the specific details to the big picture vision for the future. Starting with the history of 1st Avenue (a former rail line), we zoom in on the project, talk with the experts, hear from the stakeholders, and divulge plans for trails, transit, and redevelopment. Tune in to each episode to find out who’s “On FIRST” with Ashley and Brandon.

On First Ashley Kruse

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

What’s happening along 1st Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa? City of Council Bluffs Communications Officer Ashley Kruse and Community Development Director Brandon Garrett explore the transformative project and share everything from the specific details to the big picture vision for the future. Starting with the history of 1st Avenue (a former rail line), we zoom in on the project, talk with the experts, hear from the stakeholders, and divulge plans for trails, transit, and redevelopment. Tune in to each episode to find out who’s “On FIRST” with Ashley and Brandon.

    Season 2 Begins!

    Season 2 Begins!

    For the first episode of On First Season 2, Ashley and Brandon recap Season 1 and provide a preview of what's to come in Season 2. 

    • 16 min
    On First with Mayor Matt Walsh

    On First with Mayor Matt Walsh

    Brandon and Ashley talk with Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh about Omaha's recent streetcar announcement and how Council Bluffs plans to connect. 

    • 21 min
    On First with Stephen Osberg

    On First with Stephen Osberg

    In this episode, Brandon and Ashley talk with Stephen Osberg, Director of Transportation & Urban Development at the Greater Omaha Chamber. 

    • 29 min
    On First in Indiana

    On First in Indiana

    In this episode, Brandon travels to Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana with Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and about 30ish Omaha-area experts. While experiencing the local transportation infrastructure, Brandon talked with several of our local experts about their takeaways and the future of First Ave.

    • 28 min
    On First with Scott Dobbe

    On First with Scott Dobbe

    Brandon and Ashley talk with Scott Dobbe, Executive Director of Omaha by Design, about people-centered design and the future of First Ave. 

    • 32 min
    What is First Ave?

    What is First Ave?

    City of Council Bluffs Community Development Director explains the FIRST AVE project.

    • 18 min

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