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by asherballa
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tenth Street Market
Replies: 104
Views: 10708

Re: Tenth Street Market

Downtown Omaha is teetering on the brink of being a total food desert, with no relief in sight for years (if a downtown Hy-Vee that we all hope for even comes to fruition). Tell me why anyone would want to live in a downtown with zero walkability? The closest grocery store is what, Wohlner's in MTC?
by asherballa
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 4016 Farnam Street (Building Demo)
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: 4016 Farnam Street (Building Demo)

The lot where the building was torn down next to the dialysis clinic no longer has a fence around it. Hopefully it's not turning into parking... This is the rare instance where I would be OK with parking going in though a parking garage that fits the area would be better IMO. Blackstone's developme...
by asherballa
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 33
Views: 4114

Re: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)

iamjacobm wrote:They are attempting to get this building designated as a local landmark. Maybe to be able to apply for historic tax credits?


That smells right to me, can't think of any other reason you'd look for that designation other that to head off a future demo.
by asherballa
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 3514

Re: 20's Showgirl

Folks are already mobilizing against this through the Nextdoor app in the Dundee area. Not exactly their neck of the woods but that's where the resistance seems to be building that I can see.
by asherballa
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)
Replies: 20
Views: 1742

NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/workspa ... 58d71.html

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North Downtown keeps on rolling. I'll be really excited (but keeping my fingers crossed) to see this come to fruition.
by asherballa
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 245515

Re: Official: Capitol District

Photo from the World Herald of this morning's fog: http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/omaha.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/52/d523f26e-914a-11e6-8451-f3468cfab4f1/57ff8f978572c.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C900 Very VERY nice :thumb: ... Ciao..LiO...Peace That fog was unreal. It was lik...
by asherballa
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Flats
Replies: 143
Views: 16379

Re: Dundee Flats

Demo started (finally). :clap:
by asherballa
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Kaneko Museum
Replies: 58
Views: 9449

Re: Kaneko Museum

This block is going to be something else.

Hope they fix all the pot holes on the abutting streets while they're at it.
by asherballa
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 645
Views: 57056

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Oopsies...

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/civic-a ... 57966.html

Nonetheless, sounds like everyone is confident the project will go forward. Hooray for surety companies :clap:
by asherballa
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben
Replies: 517
Views: 46368

Re: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben

I believe Denver U's tongue is planted firmly in its cheek :lol:
by asherballa
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Brandeis Building to be converted into Condos!!
Replies: 241
Views: 13959

Re: Brandeis Building to be converted into Condos!!

This is waaaay late, but as I park in the Brandeis garage everyday for work but never thought to post about it here, I thought I'd mention that the building has been under new management (flyers posted in the garage around August 2015 specified that TAB Management is taking over leasing). Also, sinc...
by asherballa
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1386
Views: 159223

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

OmahaJaysCU wrote:It's for a parking lot.


That's the spirit!
by asherballa
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Zag Apartments (51st & Mayberry)
Replies: 77
Views: 8852

Re: 51st & Mayberry

Good lord. I thought it was traffic engineers causing problems but the darn neighborhood people are asking for more parking, turn lanes, street widenings and traffic lights. Yes, by all means, move away, that will show em... :hammer: I don't want more parking. I don't want turn lanes. I don't want ...
by asherballa
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 245515

Re: Official: Shamrock Development (10th and Capitol)

LOL why does it seem like the new Downtown towers (Shamrock, HDR) keep shrinking a couple floors?
by asherballa
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Sunks
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: The Sunks

Yes that name is unfortunate... :?

I do think their hands were a bit tied as I think The Sunks is the historical neighborhood nickname for the area. They could've tried to rebrand it, but I doubt that would've taken.
by asherballa
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Sunks
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

The Sunks

I don't think I'm duplicating topics here (Admin feel free to remove this if so), but I saw in OWH today a proposed redevelopment of the stretch of green space splitting Happy Hollow Boulevard in Dundee into its original intended use as sunken gardens (but retaining some green space): http://www.oma...
by asherballa
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 245515

Re: Official: Shamrock Development (10th and Capitol)

Just thinking out loud here, but does anyone have the expertise/equipment to set up a time lapse camera for any of these developments? I've seen construction companies set these up as a service to all of the stakeholders in a development, and it's really something to see the day-by-day improvement o...
by asherballa
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Flats
Replies: 143
Views: 16379

Re: 49th and Dodge Project

Wow, this project was completely off my radar, which is sad since I currently live just a block away. Good for Dundee though, such a great neighborhood but many of the sections on Dodge in that stretch don't really do the neighborhood justice. I do fear for my commute when the eastbound lane closest...
by asherballa
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69284

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

My thoughts = a quick summary of previous posts: ecstatic for the progress but *meh* about the final details. I do like how the angled facade of the building suggests motion (albeit on top of a rectangular structure). I also don't think this is a design where in 20 years we'll look at it and wonder ...
by asherballa
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lofts on 24th Street
Replies: 21
Views: 3663

Re: Lofts on 24th Street

This is a little belated, but I stopped by this site to take a look in mid-December (helped work on the financing for this project) and a crew was already in the building clearing out waste. Think this one should be turned around fairly quickly as it is a rehab project.
by asherballa
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)
Replies: 21
Views: 26

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Conversion to upscale apartments hopes to restore Colonial Hotel to former glory Developers GreenSlate and Clarity have proposed turning what now are 100 or so boarding rooms that go for roughly $100 a week into 40 upscale apartments commanding monthly rents between $850 and $1,400. They mention th...
by asherballa
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)
Replies: 21
Views: 26

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Working that quasi-legal gray area between operation as a hotel and an apartment.

Sounds like whoever is renovating may have their work cut out for them.

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