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by buildomaha
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tesla Service Center
Replies: 54
Views: 4938

Re: Tesla Service Center

There is a reason why Tesla already has a mountain of orders for the Model 3. The advantages gained from EVs leaves gasoline vehicles in the dust, 2 states back :lol: .
by buildomaha
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 168th closure (Dodge to Maple)
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: 168th closure (Dodge to Maple)

Its a city, and even statewide issue. There is zero forward thinking with anything. We are a react state rather than a plan ahead state. It seems like we always have to wait until roads are so congested that they're not functional anymore, to get them widened to the standard they should have already...
by buildomaha
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1141
Views: 127054

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/stothert-pulls-city-s-incentives-offer-for-crossroads-after-developer/article_b071fc4e-8385-11e7-8a7f-1790de64e33c.html Mayor Jean Stothert has revoked the city’s tentative incentives offer for Crossroads Mall after the developer sent “deficient” redevelopment plans ...
by buildomaha
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 339
Views: 25112

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

I would love if this went further west. A stop a 168th/ Village Pointe would be great because me and friends love going downtown, we just hate the drive, paying for parking and all the gas.
by buildomaha
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Apple moving?
Replies: 24
Views: 2432

Re: Apple moving?

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Sorry if I missed this, but what space are they moving into?

Old Z gallery and then love culture spot
by buildomaha
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Sears
Replies: 57
Views: 2011

Re: Sears

Having experience in retail I can tell you that at least in Omaha, most people still do the majority of their shopping brick and mortar. Amazon doesn’t mean all brick and mortar gets eliminated, it just weeded out those extra companies who were able to make a profit during the height of shopping mal...
by buildomaha
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Construction at Kiewit Building
Replies: 13
Views: 2109

Re: Construction at Kiewit Building

Amazing how much a few colors can make a difference on a building like this!
by buildomaha
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 307
Views: 33260

Re: The Omaha World Herald

The OWH site is really pissing me off. I am a seven day subscriber. I am logged into their web site and my user name shows. I can go to the epaper without issue. Over the last few days from ANY COMPUTER in the same log in condition when I look at the web site and just want to read the story by clic...
by buildomaha
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Apple moving?
Replies: 24
Views: 2432

Re: Apple moving?

Inside isn't completely done yet, drywall is up though, I don't think there is much paint or anything. The apple employees have been very sketchy about this and deny they're moving.
by buildomaha
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)
Replies: 105
Views: 10250

Re: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)

I guess I have to agree with most of the comments with the story. The agreement they made with the city in advance gave the city the naming rights. The NRD quote says " we did all the work" The City opened it to suggestions from the public. Isn't it the public $$ paying for this so whats ...
by buildomaha
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tesla Service Center
Replies: 54
Views: 4938

Re: Tesla Service Center

Tesla building Supercharger station in Sioux Fall http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2017/07/26/tesla-building-supercharger-station-sioux-falls/514803001/ Looks like Sioux City is getting one and Des Moines area a second one and another by Shelby IA but no new ones around Omaha ...
by buildomaha
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska Economy
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Nebraska Economy

Nebraska had the largest economic declin of the whole country...
https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/2017/pdf/qgsp0717.pdf
by buildomaha
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 644
Views: 55598

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

Just lots of wasted space.
by buildomaha
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 168th closure (Dodge to Maple)
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: 168th closure (Dodge to Maple)

This is just gonna be a huge headache to get from Bennington to work off 168 and Dodge. Did you go to the town hall meeting and tell them it will be a huge headache? Why can't you take 156th or 192nd? I can take 156, 192nd is extremely out of the way. But 156 is only 2 lanes and it's already fallin...
by buildomaha
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 168th closure (Dodge to Maple)
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: 168th closure (Dodge to Maple)

This is just gonna be a huge headache to get from Bennington to work off 168 and Dodge.
by buildomaha
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 265
Views: 24035

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed. Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed. Don't take this the wrong way, but what is a good design and what would you expect here, specifically from...
by buildomaha
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million
Replies: 21
Views: 1042

Re: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million

Elkhorn maintains arguably the best education in the state. The smaller class sizes make for a much better educational environment. Why else do you think people are |expletive| to Elkhorn, Grenta, Bennington, etc?
by buildomaha
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 265
Views: 24035

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

GetUrban wrote:It's funny how people on this site seem to get more excited about cranes than the permanent buildings themselves.

Completely accurate, I couldn't care less about a tower cran...
by buildomaha
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska Wind Energy
Replies: 161
Views: 24571

Re: Nebraska Wind Energy

I would love it if someday, the city allowed quiet wind turbines to be used by businesses and homeowners. It would be great to have in the event of a natural disaster. There were 4, a House on 72 and Cass had one, Morrissey Engineering has had 2 different turbines, and a John Deere place on Industr...
by buildomaha
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 19878

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

The main reason Fahey chose the smaller Hilton was cost; the Hilton was originally bid at $60 million for the 400 rooms versus over $90 million for the 528 room Marriott. The redesigns to the Hilton pushed the final cost of the Hilton to $71 million for 450 rooms. Pretty tough to justify spending t...
by buildomaha
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 856
Views: 92292

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

This is fantastic growth.. As the W-H piece points out, a strong indicator of an excellent economy combined with increased demand for larger planes, more seats and now a record 29 non stop destinations.. I'd like to see that number increase to the mid 30's within the next 18 or so months... Ciao..L...
by buildomaha
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1141
Views: 127054

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I'm down in Kansas City and I drove by the beautiful and warm & cozy Briarcliff development north of Downtown Kansas City. Are we sure the development shouldn't have European style & flair like that (terra cotta roofs, black iron, stucco)? I realize Kansas City pulls that off better than Om...
by buildomaha
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1141
Views: 127054

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

What a cluttered plan, just really bad design. Omaha needs quality urban design with a sense of place, not this scrambled mess. Couldn't agree with this more. Can you both expand? What would you do differently? Are you both designers? I just feel ANY plan could be submitted, and in general, somebod...
by buildomaha
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1141
Views: 127054

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Chungus wrote:What a cluttered plan, just really bad design.
Omaha needs quality urban design with a sense of place, not this scrambled mess.

Couldn't agree with this more.
by buildomaha
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)
Replies: 28
Views: 1795

Re: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)

It only helps the State if the cities keep going. The fact that we're having some of the best growth between the two main cities in a while is a good sign. Now all we need are some more/ better higher education opportunities so that we have well educated, forward thinking minds bringing great ideas ...
by buildomaha
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol
Replies: 31
Views: 3375

Re: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol

Appear to be starting foundation work here. Take a look at the Capitol District cam for proof. I am having issues loading the construction cam. I cleared all my browsing history and cache, but am still unable to load the camera. Any ideas? I am able to load it on my phone though. I have had the sam...
by buildomaha
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Bringing government agencies here
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Bringing government agencies here

I think it would be smart to keep the FBI as far away from all the Washington madness as possible.
by buildomaha
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.

I mean there technically shouldn't be anything stopping anyone from becoming the president. We pride ourselves on democracy, isn't that the whole point of this experiment that is this nation. I have yet to see any hard evidence to point as to why he shouldn't have been put into office. There's no re...
by buildomaha
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Bringing government agencies here
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Bringing government agencies here

I wish I knew how government agencies chose certain cities over others. Politics and pork! :) That's literally about it. Let's see of Bacon can bring hone some bacon. So maybe the question should be...how do we corrupt government officials to bribe them into bringing government jobs to Omaha??? Doe...
by buildomaha
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 265
Views: 24035

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed. Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed. Don't take this the wrong way, but what is a good design and what would you expect here, specifically from...
by buildomaha
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 52
Views: 4848

Re: Begging on Street Corners

Smart of them, something that needs to be done here. Its understandable when I see someone downtown that looks like they're starving to death, but when I see them dropped off in a white van at the same time every day and picked up at the same time every day I know what's going on. Its people like th...
by buildomaha
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps & Google Earth
Replies: 294
Views: 44365

Re: Google Maps & Google Earth

Google Maps on iOS has updated images for me.
by buildomaha
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1141
Views: 127054

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

This guy is a joke. Mayor Stothert needs to tell him all incentives are off the table, and you need to get out of town.
by buildomaha
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2544
Views: 241386

Re: Official: Capitol District

It definitely has an ounce more of less boring design than our Hilton I will say.
by buildomaha
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peer City Identification Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??

Didn't know where else to post this so if any mods want to move it you're welcome to. http://www.omaha.com/columnists/kelly/kelly-omaha-ranked-fourth-best-city-with-population-under-million/article_07f01697-7020-5165-930d-bb0a06eb37de.html Among cities under 1 million population, Omaha was ranked fo...
by buildomaha
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)
Replies: 105
Views: 10250

Re: Dam Site 15A (168th and Fort)

EricHaley wrote:I’ve got $20 on Lake Orozco

I support that name 100%
by buildomaha
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Blair High Road progress
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Blair High Road progress

I don't really recall, but what was the reason for this project taking 12 years to widen a highway?
by buildomaha
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1141
Views: 127054

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

On the naming topic, we should really forget about the Crossroads name. Not only is it terrible but the company who ran the mall has a mall in Fort Dodge, Iowa with the same exact name and logo.
by buildomaha
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 1047

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

Wow I thought I cared a lot about food, but obviously some people here are willing to fight for their food! :lol: :D
by buildomaha
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 644
Views: 55598

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

To support my earlier claims here's an article about how these supposed revitalization projects go wrong. Although this isn't a project designed for tall buildings like the example from the article, I completely agree with the idea that many small, home grown developments add much more to a downtown...

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