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Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by hatwate » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:01 pm

ImmaHoe wrote:Wait the mayoral election gets thight. Then Jean'll announce it.

At a debate at the Omaha Press Club today, Mayor Stothert said the Conagra plan would be announced in June.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Rush Limburger » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:14 pm

GetUrban wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:Wait, so did Berkshire Hathaway not move to the OWH Building then??


That was National Indemnity, I believe. Berkshire used to be in their old mid-century modern building at Turner Blvd/Harney before they moved to Kiewit Plaza. Berkshire owns Nat'l Indemnity though...if that's what you were thinking.

Somewhat disappointing they found a new tenant for an old ConAgra HQ building. I was hoping that land would be freed-up for urban development. But maybe having Susie right there will accelerate something better coming in to replace the terrible waste of space of flag-lined colonnades and vacant lots of grass.


I think this is the best thing that could of happened. I would expect Susie Buffet to have some kind of influence on the campus getting developed, not to mention, I thought her foundation was involved in the Riverwalk development discussion as well?

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by GetUrban » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:55 pm

RNcyanide wrote:Wait, so did Berkshire Hathaway not move to the OWH Building then??


That was National Indemnity, I believe. Berkshire used to be in their old mid-century modern building at Turner Blvd/Harney before they moved to Kiewit Plaza. Berkshire owns Nat'l Indemnity though...if that's what you were thinking.

Somewhat disappointing they found a new tenant for an old ConAgra HQ building. I was hoping that land would be freed-up for urban development. But maybe having Susie right there will accelerate something better coming in to replace the terrible waste of space of flag-lined colonnades and vacant lots of grass.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by RNcyanide » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:17 am

Wait, so did Berkshire Hathaway not move to the OWH Building then??

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by iamjacobm » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:40 am

http://www.omaha.com/money/susie-buffett-will-relocate-offices-from-kiewit-plaza-to-conagra/article_53fc0631-de47-50d8-8614-aa19042329a9.html

Three Susie Buffett-led organizations are moving from midtown Omaha’s Kiewit Plaza — home also to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway — to a piece of the downtown riverfront campus.

Buffett said she and the staff are excited about their future digs in a former Conagra building, which offers more than twice the space they occupy in the headquarters building of Kiewit Corp.

“It was just perfect for us,” Buffett told The World-Herald on Monday. “It’s beautiful. That area is nice: on the water, lots of trees.”

Of course, the philanthropist and billionaire’s daughter conceded, there is a downside.

“I am sorry to be leaving my father,” she said, adding: “We’re trying to do the best job we can with his money and my mother’s money.”

The new home — about 60,000 square feet on two floors of 808 Conagra Drive — allows for future growth of the Sherwood Foundation, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (named after Susie’s late mother) and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund.

The collective team of about 60 employees is expected to relocate at year’s end.

In the meantime, architectural design and renovations will tailor the new space to the foundations’ needs, said CBRE/Mega President Bennett Ginsberg, who represented Susie Buffett in the search. Kiewit spokesman Bob Kula said vacant space in Kiewit Plaza is typically filled from within the company

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by RNcyanide » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:21 am

OmahaOmaha wrote:Yeah, sorry. It was April Fools.


For shame!!

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by OmahaOmaha » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:55 am

Yeah, sorry. It was April Fools.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by ImmaHoe » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:53 am

Wait the mayoral election gets thight. Then Jean'll announce it.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Guest » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:45 pm

Nothing is happening.. It is April 1st and this is the same mold of April Fools Joke every year.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by choke » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:33 pm

RNcyanide wrote:
Garrett wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:
OmahaOmaha wrote:According to a very reliable source, a redevelopment plan for the Conagra campus, know to some as "Project Canyon", will be announced this coming week. It will include a large mix of retail and office space, hundreds of apartments, and a hotel (this one is going to be HUGE for Omaha and VERY good for the Old Market). When I asked if this was going to change the Omaha skyline, the answer was "definitely".


April Fools?


If so, this would be borderline inhumane.


Should we estimate the odds now? Where is Novak when we need him?


I hate this day. I'm sure OO is playing us.


Sure. It's the same plan Tetrad had for the old Civic site minus the hotel. And the hotel at the Capitol District got demoted by two floors. Plus the Capitol District still has office to build????? Don't see this happening.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by RNcyanide » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:20 pm

Garrett wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:
OmahaOmaha wrote:According to a very reliable source, a redevelopment plan for the Conagra campus, know to some as "Project Canyon", will be announced this coming week. It will include a large mix of retail and office space, hundreds of apartments, and a hotel (this one is going to be HUGE for Omaha and VERY good for the Old Market). When I asked if this was going to change the Omaha skyline, the answer was "definitely".


April Fools?


If so, this would be borderline inhumane.


Should we estimate the odds now? Where is Novak when we need him?


I hate this day. I'm sure OO is playing us.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Garrett » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:15 pm

RNcyanide wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:
OmahaOmaha wrote:According to a very reliable source, a redevelopment plan for the Conagra campus, know to some as "Project Canyon", will be announced this coming week. It will include a large mix of retail and office space, hundreds of apartments, and a hotel (this one is going to be HUGE for Omaha and VERY good for the Old Market). When I asked if this was going to change the Omaha skyline, the answer was "definitely".


April Fools?


If so, this would be borderline inhumane.


Should we estimate the odds now? Where is Novak when we need him?

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by RNcyanide » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:09 pm

nativeomahan wrote:
OmahaOmaha wrote:According to a very reliable source, a redevelopment plan for the Conagra campus, know to some as "Project Canyon", will be announced this coming week. It will include a large mix of retail and office space, hundreds of apartments, and a hotel (this one is going to be HUGE for Omaha and VERY good for the Old Market). When I asked if this was going to change the Omaha skyline, the answer was "definitely".


April Fools?


If so, this would be borderline inhumane.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by nativeomahan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:28 pm

OmahaOmaha wrote:According to a very reliable source, a redevelopment plan for the Conagra campus, know to some as "Project Canyon", will be announced this coming week. It will include a large mix of retail and office space, hundreds of apartments, and a hotel (this one is going to be HUGE for Omaha and VERY good for the Old Market). When I asked if this was going to change the Omaha skyline, the answer was "definitely".


April Fools?

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by nativeomahan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:25 pm

Believe it when I see it. Hoping the rumor is even half true, however.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by OmahaOmaha » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:00 pm

According to a very reliable source, a redevelopment plan for the Conagra campus, know to some as "Project Canyon", will be announced this coming week. It will include a large mix of retail and office space, hundreds of apartments, and a hotel (this one is going to be HUGE for Omaha and VERY good for the Old Market). When I asked if this was going to change the Omaha skyline, the answer was "definitely".

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by tpaine » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:03 pm

Joe_Sovereign wrote:
OmahaJaysCU wrote:
Joe_Sovereign wrote:
Coyote wrote:
buildomaha wrote:
HR Paperstacks wrote:At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though.

She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon!

Yeah, for a couple months now, but nothing has been released yet...


Con Agra no longer owns most of the Con Agra campus. They are leaseholders. The sold large chucks of the land to multiple other groups years ago to generate revenue.

I find it 100% credible that there are plans being developed to develop the Con Agra Campus. I find it very hard to believe that it is Con Agra behind the plans.

This is mostly incorrect. Com Agra owns most of the campus, and even bought a couple back in the past couple years to control the entire site.


I was basing my info on stories that came out when they announced they were moving their headquarters. Apparently they have bought some additional pieces back since then.


This article may be helpful:

http://www.omaha.com/money/conagra-s-mi ... 96c91.html

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Joe_Sovereign » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:33 pm

OmahaJaysCU wrote:
Joe_Sovereign wrote:
Coyote wrote:
buildomaha wrote:
HR Paperstacks wrote:At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though.

She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon!

Yeah, for a couple months now, but nothing has been released yet...


Con Agra no longer owns most of the Con Agra campus. They are leaseholders. The sold large chucks of the land to multiple other groups years ago to generate revenue.

I find it 100% credible that there are plans being developed to develop the Con Agra Campus. I find it very hard to believe that it is Con Agra behind the plans.

This is mostly incorrect. Com Agra owns most of the campus, and even bought a couple back in the past couple years to control the entire site.


I was basing my info on stories that came out when they announced they were moving their headquarters. Apparently they have bought some additional pieces back since then.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by OmahaJaysCU » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:18 pm

Joe_Sovereign wrote:
Coyote wrote:
buildomaha wrote:
HR Paperstacks wrote:At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though.

She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon!

Yeah, for a couple months now, but nothing has been released yet...


Con Agra no longer owns most of the Con Agra campus. They are leaseholders. The sold large chucks of the land to multiple other groups years ago to generate revenue.

I find it 100% credible that there are plans being developed to develop the Con Agra Campus. I find it very hard to believe that it is Con Agra behind the plans.

This is mostly incorrect. Com Agra owns most of the campus, and even bought a couple back in the past couple years to control the entire site.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Joe_Sovereign » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:28 am

Coyote wrote:
buildomaha wrote:
HR Paperstacks wrote:At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though.

She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon!

Yeah, for a couple months now, but nothing has been released yet...


Con Agra no longer owns most of the Con Agra campus. They are leaseholders. The sold large chucks of the land to multiple other groups years ago to generate revenue.

I find it 100% credible that there are plans being developed to develop the Con Agra Campus. I find it very hard to believe that it is Con Agra behind the plans.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Coyote » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:59 pm

buildomaha wrote:
HR Paperstacks wrote:At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though.

She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon!

Yeah, for a couple months now, but nothing has been released yet...

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by buildomaha » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:31 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though.

She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon!

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by HR Paperstacks » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:49 pm

At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Linkin5 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:59 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
bigredmed wrote:
GetUrban wrote:
guest102 wrote:
Guest wrote:A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.


You can't polish a turd. What was good for downtown was for CONagra to keep its headquarters in Omaha. Nothing can make up for what Omaha lost with CONagra leaving. It didn't need to leave either. It is still BS!


Architecturally, we'd be much better off today if they had left back in 1988....before they built their new suburban campus downtown.




I realize you are a Jobbers Canyon fan. The net effect would have been a bunch of empty offices at Lonergan lake north of Omaha. And the fire traps that were the Jobbers Canyon.


You do realize some of the Jobber buildings are still standing and they aren't fire traps, right?

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Linkin5 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:59 pm

bigredmed wrote:
GetUrban wrote:
guest102 wrote:
Guest wrote:A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.


You can't polish a turd. What was good for downtown was for CONagra to keep its headquarters in Omaha. Nothing can make up for what Omaha lost with CONagra leaving. It didn't need to leave either. It is still BS!


Architecturally, we'd be much better off today if they had left back in 1988....before they built their new suburban campus downtown.


You do realize some of the Jobber buildings are still standing and they aren't fire traps, right?

I realize you are a Jobbers Canyon fan. The net effect would have been a bunch of empty offices at Lonergan lake north of Omaha. And the fire traps that were the Jobbers Canyon.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by NovakOmaha » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:11 pm

RNcyanide wrote:Sooooooooo, how about that corporate annoumcement??

60-90 days

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by RNcyanide » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:48 pm

Sooooooooo, how about that corporate annoumcement??

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by GetUrban » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:06 pm

bigredmed wrote:
GetUrban wrote:
guest102 wrote:
Guest wrote:A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.


You can't polish a turd. What was good for downtown was for CONagra to keep its headquarters in Omaha. Nothing can make up for what Omaha lost with CONagra leaving. It didn't need to leave either. It is still BS!


Architecturally, we'd be much better off today if they had left back in 1988....before they built their new suburban campus downtown.


I realize you are a Jobbers Canyon fan. The net effect would have been a bunch of empty offices at Lonergan lake north of Omaha. And the fire traps that were the Jobbers Canyon.


Yes. I am.

Except the net effect would be we'd still have 22 historic buildings with over 1.7 million square feet of space occupied with 1500-2500 people living, working, eating, drinking, etc., in a truly spectacular historic district. There still would have been room for HOA park and more connections to the riverfront from the Old Market. You might have noticed almost every single available building near the Old Market has been re-purposed over the last 30 years. Just look at how many people are living in the area now.


FYI, although some of the warehouses were wood, many of the post-1900 buildings were all concrete & masonry construction. The wood ones were of heavy timber construction, which typically had a 3-hour fire rating. All of them would have been upgraded with automatic fire sprinkler systems when they were gradually re-purposed over the last 30 years.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by bigredmed » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:46 pm

GetUrban wrote:
guest102 wrote:
Guest wrote:A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.


You can't polish a turd. What was good for downtown was for CONagra to keep its headquarters in Omaha. Nothing can make up for what Omaha lost with CONagra leaving. It didn't need to leave either. It is still BS!


Architecturally, we'd be much better off today if they had left back in 1988....before they built their new suburban campus downtown.


I realize you are a Jobbers Canyon fan. The net effect would have been a bunch of empty offices at Lonergan lake north of Omaha. And the fire traps that were the Jobbers Canyon.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by GetUrban » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:35 am

guest102 wrote:
Guest wrote:A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.


You can't polish a turd. What was good for downtown was for CONagra to keep its headquarters in Omaha. Nothing can make up for what Omaha lost with CONagra leaving. It didn't need to leave either. It is still BS!


Architecturally, we'd be much better off today if they had left back in 1988....before they built their new suburban campus downtown.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Joe_Sovereign » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:18 am

The city's plan needs to be rebuild the street grid even if this involves tearing down several of the Con Agra buildings. Embassy Suites and some of the current buildings fit in a new Street Grid. The rest of the area you could open up for mixed use development connecting the Old Market to the park and the lake.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by guest102 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:52 am

Guest wrote:A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.


You can't polish a turd. What was good for downtown was for CONagra to keep its headquarters in Omaha. Nothing can make up for what Omaha lost with CONagra leaving. It didn't need to leave either. It is still BS!

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by guest101 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:47 am

Guest wrote:A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by Midwestern » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:55 pm

There's definitely no need to tear down any of the ConAgra buildings in the near future, but I think it would make the current buildings way more attractive to potential office tenants if a developer built some mixed-use stuff from just north of Embassy Suites all the way up to 10th & Farnam in order to better weave the buildings into the urban fabric. You'd have the urban amenities right to your doorstep on the west, and on the east a beautiful lake with walking paths.

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by RockHarbor » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:45 pm

I'm excited. Still waiting...

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by PotatoeEatsFish » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:28 pm

Guest wrote:A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.

Sunday?
:;):

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by MTO » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:52 pm

I'm guess you're not talking about 29 or 33 story high rises?

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by RockHarbor » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:18 pm

So excited!

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Post by bmt » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:35 pm

What area of the Conagra campus are you hearing?

Conagra campus development plans

Post by Guest » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:41 am

A company is going to be announcing plans for the Conagra campus soon. The development is going to be very good for downtown.

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