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by Athomsfere
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 393

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

I'm sure the Mayor and Chamber of Commerce are already doing a lot to attract more companies and offices to locate downtown, but maybe they still need to step up the effort a few more notches. As long as they don't give away too much. Better mass transit to and from downtown would help too, of cour...
by Athomsfere
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 393

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

I'm sure the Mayor and Chamber of Commerce are already doing a lot to attract more companies and offices to locate downtown, but maybe they still need to step up the effort a few more notches. As long as they don't give away too much. Better mass transit to and from downtown would help too, of cour...
by Athomsfere
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1200 Landmark Center
Replies: 87
Views: 11179

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

$42 million renovation and addition, which will include a hotel space and additional restaurant space: http://www.omaha.com/money/new-owners-want-to-turn-part-of-landmark-building-into/article_2d5bb670-89e1-5022-851a-f4f4f7b4e711.html A proposed $42 million face-lift aims to turn a big chunk of a p...
by Athomsfere
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1939
Views: 160289

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

more of a tertiary society that has a large service based industry. Well, I guess I don't find a lot of value in that. Service industry sucks and anybody can do it, thus why they never pay enough to live well off of. So you have a lot of skilled people doing jobs anybody can do, being paid what tha...
by Athomsfere
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 51
Views: 3716

Re: New Kiewit HQ

I'm not super concerned about the height on this one. ~5 stories is my bet, and it will still help the area a lot.
by Athomsfere
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 51
Views: 3716

Re: New Kiewit HQ

So what's going to be with Kiewit Plaza? Berkshire going to move a bunch of subsidiaries in? WIth how hot the area is, who knows, there could even be an apartment conversion. Overall, incredible news though. I’ve been saying for a while that North Downtown needs a major office anchor to help make i...
by Athomsfere
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1939
Views: 160289

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

What are the odds the Kiewett plan is taking the streetcar as "going to pass right by" 14th and Mike Fahey?

Could this be positioning to be on the line? Or maybe additional incentive to run the line?
by Athomsfere
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 51
Views: 3716

Re: New Kiewit HQ

Looks like just a big parking lot right now... With a little luck it will be a lot nicer than what's out West now.
by Athomsfere
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Abbott Drive Development - Omaha
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Abbott Drive Development - Omaha

Part of me thinks good food and a slightly better hotel. I mean if I want something super close for sleeping and barely edible food this works... But Downtown being 5 minutes away, it's sort of hard to justify anything more better. Locals probably wouldn't go towards Carter Lake / Eppley if they did...
by Athomsfere
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Professional Building
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Dundee Professional Building

nativeomahan wrote:That building was the only portion of a much larger project slated for that block that was actually completed. Originally a 19 story apartment building was to be constructed just to the east of that building. Does anyone remember this?


Not at all! What decade?
by Athomsfere
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: KC's Best BBQ
Replies: 26
Views: 2009

Re: KC's Best BBQ

Just saw this thread, and noticed in 2 years no one has mentioned good, real BBQ? Texas, c'mon folks!
by Athomsfere
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?
Replies: 84
Views: 7617

Re: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?

Coyote wrote:It would be devastating to Midtown Crossing to take away a potential 4000 lunch/dinner guests.


It would be, but I personally don't see this as super likely. I'm sure someone will want that building even if MoO leaves the immediate area.
by Athomsfere
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?
Replies: 84
Views: 7617

Re: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?

Based on some rough calculations, Mutual of Omaha has about 800,000 sqft. of space between their two buildings in Midtown. For comparison, Woodmen tower is about 525,000 sqft, One First National is 730,000 sqft, and Union Pacific has 1.1 million sqft, of which 780,000 is dedicated to office usage. ...
by Athomsfere
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park Ave Living
Replies: 105
Views: 13616

Re: Park Ave Living

The really ugly looking ones from the ~80s?
by Athomsfere
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?
Replies: 84
Views: 7617

Re: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?

I actually expected this to be a hotter topic on here today! My thoughts: There is still an empty spot where UNP used to be, but with Mutual Of Omaha also trying to redevelop so much near MTC that would also make sense. Any lots in that master plan without a planned building? Or perhaps a commercial...
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: 824

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: 824

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 4351

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: 4351

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: 344
Views: 37505

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: 4510

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: 4351

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: 1939
Views: 160289

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: 1074
Views: 114061

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: 104
Views: 11651

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: 1939
Views: 160289

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: 4351

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: 4351

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: 1950
Views: 278426

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: 344
Views: 37505

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: 7015

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: 42885

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: 1666

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: 1666

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: 1666

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: 722

Re: 32 California (SE 32nd & California)

I like it! Seems to work well with the area.

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