Search found 638 matches

by choke
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Ponca Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Ponca Hills

Anyone know what is being built on the northeast section of highway 75 and I-680? That land sat for decades and all of a sudden they are doing dirt work like crazy. Looks like it could be a truck stop but making a left turn back to the interstate isn't easy. Although, there is a lot of semi traffic ...
by choke
Sun May 28, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 2017 Legislature (105th)
Replies: 27
Views: 1403

Re: 2017 Legislature (105th)

Per ASSOCIATED PRESS : Nebraska senators eye bill to avoid electoral vote-splitting http://kios.org/post/nebraska-senators-eye-bill-avoid-electoral-vote-splitting It makes the Nebraska GOP soooooo mad that the 2nd district electoral vote went to Obama is 2008. I'd like to see the process of electin...
by choke
Sun May 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I recall correctly, she did try to sweeten the deal with the city paying for more parking but it was too little too late. Plus, she would have made an enemy out of one or both of some heavy names in the city. It was probably the safest option. She admitted that if she had to do it all over again (t...
by choke
Fri May 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I recall correctly, she did try to sweeten the deal with the city paying for more parking but it was too little too late. Plus, she would have made an enemy out of one or both of some heavy names in the city. It was probably the safest option. She admitted that if she had to do it all over again (t...
by choke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 95962

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Yeah, that's a bad PP letter. The Storm Chasers are in a perfect place right now and couldn't be happier. I'm not sure why they would jack with a single thing right now. Even Lincoln was smart enough to have an entertainment district near there sports venues. Who is going to open up a restaurant in...
by choke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 95962

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Yeah, that's a bad PP letter. The Storm Chasers are in a perfect place right now and couldn't be happier. I'm not sure why they would jack with a single thing right now. Even Lincoln was smart enough to have an entertainment district near there sports venues. Who is going to open up a restaurant in...
by choke
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Now Mayor Jean thinks we need a new library downtown and she will do away with the Restaurant Tax sometime around never. :evil: Mello wont kill it either. The new library is to me, a curious investment. One that should be voted on by the taxpayers. I'm okay if they don't build a new library but the...
by choke
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 95962

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Werner Park isn't much of a stadium. I mean its alright but not really. No big surprise to anyone but a few gullible investors that expecting that little stadium to draw much commercial growth to the area is a reach. There isn't much special about our downtown stadium except that its primarily used...
by choke
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 632
Views: 53007

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Well, it's certainly not maxing-out the full potential for the four-block site, density-wise, but the building designs look pretty good. I'm still not convinced there's really a need to move the library, unless you show me some really substantial replacement going into the old site. The current lib...
by choke
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 95962

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Per Hailey Konnath / World-Herald staff writer: Subdivision surrounding Werner Park, more than $12.8 million in debt, files for bankruptcy A bankrupt subdivision, however, is hardly the grand vision that city and county leaders had for the land surrounding the ballpark back in 2011. Werner Park wou...
by choke
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 632
Views: 53007

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Well, it's certainly not maxing-out the full potential for the four-block site, density-wise, but the building designs look pretty good. I'm still not convinced there's really a need to move the library, unless you show me some really substantial replacement going into the old site. The current lib...
by choke
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 632
Views: 53007

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Still not a lot of details to be found, but it sounds like the library is the plan along with residential, office and retail including a grocery store. Not bad for where the city is at. At least it wasn't just more apartments and hotel. Plus it frees up the primo downtown library spot for developme...
by choke
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1517
Views: 95962

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

Per Hailey Konnath / World-Herald staff writer: Subdivision surrounding Werner Park, more than $12.8 million in debt, files for bankruptcy A bankrupt subdivision, however, is hardly the grand vision that city and county leaders had for the land surrounding the ballpark back in 2011. Werner Park woul...
by choke
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills
Replies: 19
Views: 916

Re: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills

A lot of memories from these areas. When I was a kid, you could rent a Sunfish sailboat at the Regency lake... I guess liability keeps them off today perhaps. Remember Rusty Scupper? Sound of Peacocks 'meowing' from the Renstrom farm. Sneaking through the golf course into the Golden Spike. I got my...
by choke
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (Part Two)
Replies: 187
Views: 20979

Re: Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (Part Two)

Baby Bob
by choke
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1041
Views: 120989

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Word on the street... The boystown project is attractive all the tenants Crossroads was courting. Expect little retail now at the Crossroads. Target will have a huge parking lot all to itself soon. If these rumors are true, then yes.. The bulk of Crossroads parking will obviously be dedicated to Ta...
by choke
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Rush Market @114 & Dodge
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Rush Market @114 & Dodge

Anyone been to this Rush Market, where Cub Foods used to be?
by choke
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tenth Street Market
Replies: 74
Views: 8099

Re: Tenth Street Market

$18M "Tenth Street Market" project moves forward Work has begun at the former postal annex, as organizers continue raising money to reach the goal of $18.6M. Now, the 65,000 square-foot space is stocking up to become the "Tenth Street Market." Hall said the non-profit behind the...
by choke
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

The street repair issue might end up being the demise for the Stothert administration. If that's the case, we will end up footing the bill for the 300 miles of streets not up to city code.
by choke
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

The mayoral debate: http://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/stothert-mello-to-debate-tonight Isn't it tragic that they are wasting so much time talking about a Street Car and not a second about what we are going to do about all the dozens of streets now lined every day of the week with beggars and ...
by choke
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1041
Views: 120989

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

During the last mayoral debate, Stothert said Yates came back asking for more incentives, once again. So much for the take-it or leave-it offer from the city. No doubt Yates is hoping for a Mello administration but the taxpayers already said noway, Jose to more incentives, so I don't know what to th...
by choke
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

The mayoral debate: http://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/stothert-mello-to-debate-tonight Isn't it tragic that they are wasting so much time talking about a Street Car and not a second about what we are going to do about all the dozens of streets now lined every day of the week with beggars and ...
by choke
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1369
Views: 156053

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

I am still beyond confused how making 480 a street level boulevard is better, you are making an even bigger barrier than an elevated road. Depends on how it's designed. In general, from a pscyhological standpoint, something like this is more inviting to cross... https://www.cnu.org/sites/default/fi...
by choke
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Is no one going to champion extending the BRT that already has some grant funding as an alternative? Omaha needs to get it's transportation act together. It seems the majority of legitimate candidates (mayor and city council) see BRT expansion as a given and not an alternative to other forms of pub...
by choke
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Is no one going to champion extending the BRT that already has some grant funding as an alternative? Omaha needs to get it's transportation act together. The TIGER grant is on Trumps chopping block. Omaha's BRT might be one of the last round of projects with that funding. Yes it is. I was wondering...
by choke
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tenth Street Market
Replies: 74
Views: 8099

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/up...
by choke
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I'll be voting Stothert in the election, I think she's done a good job. Also, it's hilarious some people are using the fact she didn't vote for Trump against her, more than anything that shows she is not willing to toe party line. So will Taylor Royal: Per Robynn Tysver / World-Herald staff writer:...
by choke
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Ross Dress for Less
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Ross Dress for Less

Ross Dress for Less is about to invade the market, I think the first one will be in the L Street Marketplace. Anyone know anything about this franchise? OMG I shop here all the time! It's really popular here in Vegas and in the LA area. There's even a YouTube hip hop song that was made to honor thi...
by choke
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Mello is a young Suttle or Fahey. Spend, spend, spend, and give in to OFD. Spend only in those areas that vote Democrat. Tax only in areas that vote republican. The Jim Suttle mantra. Mello is bringing in these national figures. This worries me that these people NEVER come for free. He will be payi...
by choke
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I predict it will come down to more of a party-line vote, much like the way most republicans ended-up voting for Trump even while they cringed. But Mello has a really good chance, since Dems still outnumber Repubs in Omaha, I believe. Her refusal to vote for Trump might even pull in a few Dems who ...
by choke
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 71
Views: 1835

Re: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey

I know things are tight for UNO right now but how can UNO compete with the other schools in the NHCH if the other schools are going to offer hockey scholarships and UNO isn't?
by choke
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

So there are a good amount of voters in West O that either don't care for Stothert or want an NFL team. What does that mean in the General? They didn't vote for Mello but couldn't stomach voting for Stothert. 5000 votes up for grabs. Unless they write in "Taylor."
by choke
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Brite Ideas Closing
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Brite Ideas Closing

Heard Brite Ideas is closing. Can't compete with good ol' China.
by choke
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Who is Taylor Royal's daddy, and why does he have so much coin to toss around? This article doesn't say who he is, but does say how much daddy has thrown into his sons mayoral campaign: "A quarter of a million dollars: $240,000 to be exact. If you’re Taylor Royal, that’s the good news—it’s the...
by choke
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ
Replies: 219
Views: 21948

Re: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ

They must be going to be really good since they are not open yet but have a 5* review already on Facebook. Looks like the owner / guy starting this is Chip Holland The FB page says Opening May 2. Not so fast; they've got a 1-star review also. So, I anticipate them having to close their doors before...
by choke
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9505

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

If there is one thing about Stothert, it's that she can't be bought. She also has gotten backing from state and city notorieties, albeit they are known Republicans and it's their duty to back fellow Republicans running for office. In contrast, Mello has people from outside Nebraska coming in to cam...
by choke
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 43
Views: 4022

Re: Conagra campus development plans

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 V...

Go to advanced search