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by Athomsfere
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha

AK Village, and MTC would both be high on my list actually. Good dining and some nice organic entertainment activities. Namely free live concerts outdoors. And the Old Market is great for walking around, I get asked about this picture all the time: https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2855/33776877152_d3fd...
by Athomsfere
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha

Not a ton of new or interesting things, but some more national attention: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/lifestyle/vacation-ideas/things-to-do-in-omaha/ Even a bridge named Bob earned my affections; you can see my valentine on his Instagram account. By trip’s end, I realized that I wasn’t j...
by Athomsfere
Tue May 16, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: A Little Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: A Little Japan

skinzfan23 wrote:Very nice, thanks for sharing.


Thank you!
by Athomsfere
Sun May 14, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: A Little Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: A Little Japan

Coyote wrote:Nice :thumb: where in Japan?


Tokyo and Narita, Matsuyama (Ehime) and Hiroshima and some of the surrounding areas of the various cities for temples, shrines, bridges etc..
by Athomsfere
Sun May 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: A Little Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 280

A Little Japan

Recent trip I wanted to share some favorites from: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4191/34589153875_feb33f27dd_k.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/34426692912_c283f9377d_k.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4176/33745381334_f981c0cf6c_k.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/33745839774_2b090b5920...
by Athomsfere
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 3200

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

That reminds me how annoying it is when "they" say (depending on the person and year) that Denver or Austin etc is the fastest growing metro. When that title goes to Los Angeles, in the time Austin's metro adds 200,000 the L.A. Metro adds 800,000. Although by rate, Austin is growing much ...
by Athomsfere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 3200

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

That reminds me how annoying it is when "they" say (depending on the person and year) that Denver or Austin etc is the fastest growing metro. When that title goes to Los Angeles, in the time Austin's metro adds 200,000 the L.A. Metro adds 800,000. Although by rate, Austin is growing much ...
by Athomsfere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 259
Views: 22792

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

Also snagged one yesterday:
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by Athomsfere
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 3802 Leavenworth (Down Under Lounge)
Replies: 35
Views: 3977

Re: 3802 Leavenworth (Down Under Lounge)

Looks like a good addition.
by Athomsfere
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 3200

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

I've always contended and will stand by the eventual Omaha/Lincoln CSA (It might take a decade to happen..but mark my words- it will)..I know it's on another level, but look at the Dallas/Ft Worth CSA now including counties in southern Oklahoma nearly 100+ miles away.. Sheesh... Ciao..LiO...Peace I...
by Athomsfere
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 147533

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Let's do some math. $150M minimum to build it. We get told that it will not be paid for by the taxpayers but instead by TIF. Never admitting that TIF simply moves tax revenue from MTC to this instead of all the other bills we pay. Meaning that these aren't going away and we get to pay more taxes to...
by Athomsfere
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 820
Views: 90186

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Every time construction of a parking garage is brought up, it's always the same old thing....dozens of posts complaining about it and lectures on how we need mass transit instead. I posted all the typical complaints all in one post so we didn't have to have the same long, drawn out discussion all o...
by Athomsfere
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tenth Street Market
Replies: 74
Views: 8187

Re: Tenth Street Market

The Greater Omaha Young Professionals is giving a 10th Street Tour on Saturday, April 29th. It is starting at the future Tenth Street Market and from what their Facebook page says, the tour will include the inside of the soon-to-be public market (old postal annex building). http://www.omahayp.org/u...
by Athomsfere
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 147533

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

A few random thoughts. Ernie Goss: I have no idea how far or close his estimates were but between the Convention Center, Pedestrian Bridge, TD Ameritrade ballpark. CWS attendance is still up from Rosenblatt, and it is used by Creighton for less visible games. The area is bustling if you walk or ride...
by Athomsfere
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 3200

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:
Athomsfere wrote:My guesses:

Metro 445,572
CSA 962,491


A loss of 500,000 in the metro?

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:oops: :oops:

LOL, I actually meant Omaha Proper for that first figure.
by Athomsfere
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 3200

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

My guesses:

Metro 445,572
CSA 962,491
by Athomsfere
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1925
Views: 266571

Re: Midtown Crossing

I guess its hard for me to call something that is barely used a loss. 57K SF of office could bring a few hundred more people down there from 9-5 and help the lunch spots. I get what you are saying but then that goes to why was it barely used? Was it not enough people in the area Parking that people...
by Athomsfere
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 259
Views: 22792

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

skinzfan23 wrote:Construction fence is going up around the site today. I would think the crane would be going up fairly soon, although nothing on site yet for it.


Keep us informed! I'll need to make sure to head out there during construction (sadly I don't get to aksarben nearly often enough)
by Athomsfere
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Turner Park East
Replies: 77
Views: 6324

Re: Turner Park East

Interesting about the city paying for it. I would imagine they won't do the same 3 free hours as the Mutual owned garages. This was my thought when I read the article this afternoon. They really should, or find some way to get the west-siders to leave their cars out west and come spend the day in t...
by Athomsfere
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 16th Street Master Plan
Replies: 340
Views: 41191

Re: 16th Street Master Plan

I'll just another voice to demolishing this building just to get 16th street through is ridiculous. I wasn't around in the 60's, 70's to see the transformation this might have had on North Downtown but, at this point it's a good building. Unless the Hilton wants to sell half the land, release it's s...
by Athomsfere
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: The Nebraska Sandhills
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Maybe some day I'll get the opportunity to shoot from a helicopter then!
by Athomsfere
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: The Nebraska Sandhills
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

Great photos, thanks for sharing, I especially love the last 4. Where was that last one taken? Brad is spot on! Nice photos Austin, don't mind at all. Where was that last one taken? Looks like Scotts Bluff National Monument. Also a whole level of respect for the aerial shots brad gets, those aren't...
by Athomsfere
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: The Nebraska Sandhills
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: The Nebraska Sandhills

No Brad Williams Shots, but I just spent some time out in the area too and wanted to share. (Hope you don't mind me re-using the existing thread, Brad) https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2022/32924676942_3f9e08d0c7_k.jpg Sandhills by Austin French , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2541/3269849729...
by Athomsfere
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 32 California (SE 32nd & California)
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: 32 California (SE 32nd & California)

I like it! Seems to work well with the area.
by Athomsfere
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4685

Re: Facebook Data Center

I'm surprised they are building all these data centers. What if people stop using Facebook more & more? Myspace was so big at one time. Now, who even goes there? I am using Facebook much less, personally... Also, I was glad to reunite with people from my past, but I just don't feel I have to sp...
by Athomsfere
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 616
Views: 54207

Re: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)

Anyways, I've heard Omaha's zoo is #1 in the nation now, even over San Diego. That's impressive & something to be proud of. Funny, I grew up around such a top-notch zoo that whatever US city I visit, I don't even think about visiting their zoo, unless I'm in San Diego -- because I know I won't ...
by Athomsfere
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 616
Views: 54207

Re: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)

Anyone else read where the article claims Omaha has the world's largest zoo? I mean subjectively the world's best zoo is better than the objectively largest (which it isn't). And Rockharbor, you crack me up. You tend to ramble and talk about all six sides of a dice at the same time. I don't think an...
by Athomsfere
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4685

Re: TBA: New Massive Project

I have a feeling it would be Amazon. While yes, Facebook is growing, they still have their site in Altoona and from the looks of it can grow around their current campus. Four 600,000+ sqft buildings seem almost like an Amazon data center plus possible fulfillment center and would also explain the t...
by Athomsfere
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1200 Landmark Center
Replies: 67
Views: 7689

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

You and me both, if I ever bought the Woodmen I would either redo it or tear it down for a new tower. You'd be martyred by the Forgotten Omaha people. I really don't know what I'd so given the opportunity to shake up Omaha's skyline. Probably building something tall further south than the current c...
by Athomsfere
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1200 Landmark Center
Replies: 67
Views: 7689

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

I still don't get the disdain for the Landmark Center building. I really like this building and feel it adds a lot to the skyline: https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7740/28092521835_acd3a13af1_k.jpg DSC_1800 by Athomsfere , on Flickr Really my only gripe is probably the width from the river, but it blen...
by Athomsfere
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Apple Map 3D Omaha
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Apple Map 3D Omaha

(I notice Google Maps doesn't have everything done yet. For example, if you go to the Chicago or Las Vegas metros, not all the metro is done yet...) I think something is amiss with what you are doing. The 3D is generated algorithmically, not modeled. Any building with enough satellite date should r...
by Athomsfere
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown 2050
Replies: 112
Views: 7668

Re: Midtown 2050

From a planning perspective, I really don't know what you can argue with - everything looks great. Now (obviously) the real question is how do we build upon this momentum? I would say start by relaxing zoning laws and leaning more towards form-based codes. As an aside, it is really interesting how ...
by Athomsfere
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Triangle Apartments
Replies: 141
Views: 14224

Re: Midtown Triangle Apartments

Greg S wrote:I just went by there yesterday. Such a fantastic addition to the area.

Greg


I went by last night too, really does help the area. And I already liked the area!
by Athomsfere
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Turner Park East
Replies: 77
Views: 6324

Re: Turner Park East

choke wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
Coyote wrote:They don't own that much land do they? Walgreens? Radio Shack? BP? Burger King?


Not the historic Radio Shack! I am going to fight this egregious assault on history.


That Radio Shack was also a Hinky Dinky at one time.


The same radio shack that someone recently drove their car into?
by Athomsfere
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 643
Views: 54777

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

I'm thinking something like this for a science museum on the river. Milwaukee Art Museum. I'll throw out there one of two interesting architectural pieces in Wichita, Kansas. Exploration Place (science museum), and budget friendly-ish at $62m. http://exploration.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/1500x...
by Athomsfere
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 643
Views: 54777

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Nothing cool or niche about Hy-Vee not a single thing. I'd argue against this. When I first moved to Omaha I fell in love with Hy-Vee because they sold a few random things I couldn't find in H-E-B or Dillons previously. The first major thing was fresh bean sprouts, but the whole employee owned / we...
by Athomsfere
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Flats
Replies: 132
Views: 14111

Re: Dundee Flats

Looks like progress has slowed here with the cold, but what stuck out to me are the roads are all down to 2 lanes here (one each direction). Does anyone know what's going on with the roads? Is it infrastructure changes due to more usage or was it just time to tear out the roads and rebuild / repair...
by Athomsfere
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 643
Views: 54777

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

I seem to recall Hy-Vee saying they wanted to put a store downtown in Omaha and were paying for a study before they said any more. Going off my sometimes not great memory additional points seemed to be something along the line of they liked what they were doing in Downtown Des Moines, and really wan...
by Athomsfere
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Flats
Replies: 132
Views: 14111

Re: Dundee Flats

Looks like progress has slowed here with the cold, but what stuck out to me are the roads are all down to 2 lanes here (one each direction).

Does anyone know what's going on with the roads? Is it infrastructure changes due to more usage or was it just time to tear out the roads and rebuild / repair?
by Athomsfere
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 393
Views: 52887

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Linkin5 wrote:
Brad wrote:Actually it will look like #2, but one story taller and obviously not on a corner.


That is a goofy looking building.


Is my chain being yanked?

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