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by buildomaha
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 67
Views: 1643

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

I note that of all Midwest metros, Des Moines is absolutely killing it. They are growing by way more actual people per year than Omaha, and at about a 40% faster growth rate than Omaha. All while Iowa as a state stagnates, as does most of Nebraska. Both Omaha and Des Moines are growing at a noticea...
by buildomaha
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 374
Views: 48026

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

For some unfortunate reason, that Cambria reminds me of the Dino's Storage rendering. Maybe it is just the color... http://hips.htvapps.com/htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/ibmig/cms/image/ketv/35122774-35122774.jpg?crop=1xw:0.92101648351648346xh;center,top&resize=900:* No it's not just you. Tha...
by buildomaha
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Omaha River Walk
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: Omaha River Walk

Why are we trying to emulate San Antonio and OKC with their gimicky little creeks? I am just confused by this project as well as proposing to possibly tear down the Double Tree downtown, some seriously bad ideas being floated around lately. Not sure that we need to see Omaha emulate them but as for...
by buildomaha
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Omaha River Walk
Replies: 28
Views: 1734

Re: Omaha River Walk

Personally I'd rather that city leaders first focus on connecting Heartland of America Park to the Old Market rather than doing this. There is basically a superblock (Landmark building complex) blocking the Old Market from the GLM and that is a problem that is not going away anytime soon. Might as ...
by buildomaha
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Apple moving?
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Apple moving?

They did just create a new concept for their store designs that they put in display in San Fran. Is omaha really important enough to receive the new design this soon or did the cards line up perfectly with that space being open in Village Pointe?
by buildomaha
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 23
Views: 2295

Re: Conagra campus development plans

HR Paperstacks wrote:At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though.

She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon!
by buildomaha
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

ok, much better. But remember, widening 168th includes going through a lake and building a bridge over water. Does Metro buy a lot of new buses each year? I would imagine some years they do not buy any. Also, Metro uses those same roads that cars use. EDIT : Just realized this is the streetcar thre...
by buildomaha
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 16th Street Master Plan
Replies: 340
Views: 39710

Re: 16th Street Master Plan

What if they plowed through the bottom of the building like 17th goes under the woodmen parking garage, although I have no clue where the lobby for the hotel would end up it seems a lot easier than tunneling or demolishing the building...
by buildomaha
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16438

Re: Lot B Development

Was just thinking about this, but when they build a parking structure on lot d, why not throw some retail at ground level. Would this cause some over saturation? Although with some pretty ambitious plans for the riverfront it could complement both the ballpark/arena area and the riverfront area when...
by buildomaha
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 67
Views: 1643

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

There is a lot of development going on in the area right now, hopefully this leads to a decent jump in our growth rate!
by buildomaha
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1907
Views: 257762

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 buildomaha
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 106
Views: 3364

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Personally I think Dunning is seeing the writing on the wall for the Douglas county Sheriff office. Currently the city is expanding at a increase rate westward. Soon the area's covered by the Douglas county sheriff's office will now be covered by the Omaha police department. Eventually Douglas coun...
by buildomaha
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street Widening
Replies: 66
Views: 5844

Re: Street Widening

168th Center to Q is needing this just as bad. Are there plans for this? I can't imagine the city putting a new bridge across Zorinsky. Some roads should just stay 2 lanes. They do need stop lights at the entrances to the park on both sides of the bridge. Yes, the plans are to do it in 2018-2019. H...
by buildomaha
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The streetcar line has to start somewhere, and the densest areas of the city and also the areas of the city with the highest concentration of employers are the obvious places to start a line. For each person that rides the streetcar to their job downtown/at UNMC/wherever it may be, that is one less...
by buildomaha
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Urban Grocery Store
Replies: 85
Views: 4452

Re: Urban Grocery Store

"80,000 workers and 9,000 residents" Omaha is no where near that, we're gonna have to wait quite a while. The greater downtown region (Downtown, Midtown crossing area, North Downtown, and the area just south of the tracks) has around 20,000 people according to 2015 data. Even if you just ...
by buildomaha
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Top Golf Omaha
Replies: 58
Views: 4992

Re: Top Golf Omaha

They must have some big bucks then because H&H just bought that luxury dealership. Would they be willing to sell off the land that quickly or were they just buying off competition?
by buildomaha
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMAHA Architecture
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: OMAHA Architecture

Speaking of Omaha architecture, who's gonna be our next corporate company to build a nice looking building to actually add something big to the skyline and WHEN? 8) :) Your guess is as good as mine. As far as a future "Omaha Skyline Booster" goes, I'm guessing our next "hero" is...
by buildomaha
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

No one has really mentioned the fact that the streetcar route proposed doesn't just affect midtown/UNMC/CenturyLink areas, it goes right through the business core/old market. I know many would like to call this project "corporate welfare" but this is a benefit for the employers downtown al...
by buildomaha
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 73
Views: 5140

Re: Detroit

Wow.

If only Omaha had a super-rich dude who puts their cash into philanthropic projects...
by buildomaha
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMAHA Architecture
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: OMAHA Architecture

Ok the red twins: I think they provide a nice focal point for the end of the mall and they are architecturally interesting enough in shape to make up for the lack of any wow factor and significant details. Although the brick adds something other than grey and white and silver, I don't know if I appr...
by buildomaha
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Well then we need a way to benefit those who live closer to the train and punish those who live out on the boundary. So it sounds like adding people movers is effectively equivalent as adding lanes. Kind of nasty to people on fixed incomes who moved to west Omaha 30 years ago. How about we think ab...
by buildomaha
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I actually think it is interesting that she has come out so strongly pro streetcar. There are probably more people in the city that are anti or at least don't care rather than pro streetcar. Makes me think some big players want it pretty badly. That is interesting...makes one wonder if there is som...
by buildomaha
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMAHA Architecture
Replies: 23
Views: 522

Re: OMAHA Architecture

Speaking of Omaha architecture, who's gonna be our next corporate company to build a nice looking building to actually add something big to the skyline and WHEN? 8)
by buildomaha
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 130
Views: 11992

Re: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)

Is anyone else wandering if Boys Town is planning on building a new hospital or something because I don't know how many people will feel comfortable living in a building attached to an operating hospital?
by buildomaha
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 42
Views: 4622

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

I'm with you on that brother! (or sister) I cringe when I think of all that has been lost in Omaha and not replaced with anything nearly as significant. I have been hopeful they won't find a new tenant for the old ConAgra HQ buildings so they can be dispensed with to re-extend the grid further east...
by buildomaha
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1017
Views: 114769

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

MTO wrote:Sounds like a good idea there have been projects around the country that have repurposed malls instead of building from scratch. Maybe this is a job for NuStyle..

Too bad they're already taking on a huge load with CUMC.
by buildomaha
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I wonder if when they talk about the frustration of taking a bus, they are equating it to traditional urban bus systems vs. having Ollie The Trolley style busses that some cities utilize. If it could be packaged in such a way that is pedestrian friendly, it could solve the same need at a fraction o...
by buildomaha
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1017
Views: 114769

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

It seems that these guys who want to take on the Crossroads only want to do it if they can get the taxpayers to pick up the tab while they do the heavy lifting of picking up the pay check at the end of the project. I would rather us wall off Target and take out the rest of the mall. Leave Sears if ...
by buildomaha
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

In Omaha streetcar comes first, density of development follows. I don't think it should be paid for purely through taxes. The private organizations that stand to benefit from it the most could and should easily donate their fair portion to getting the route built. I do think the streetcar will be t...
by buildomaha
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Local Breweries
Replies: 261
Views: 13253

Re: Local Breweries

The amount of pay to play politics going on not only in the state, but locally in the Omaha government is mind boggling. What other place does this bill have than to satisfy big beer company donors...?
by buildomaha
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I think you'd want a commuter rail between Omaha and Lincoln, not a light rail. Commuter rail trains can utilize existing freight rail lines making infrastructure cheaper. They're also generally faster. There's one in New Mexico that goes between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, cities that are similar in...
by buildomaha
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I think you'd want a commuter rail between Omaha and Lincoln, not a light rail. Commuter rail trains can utilize existing freight rail lines making infrastructure cheaper. They're also generally faster. There's one in New Mexico that goes between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, cities that are similar in...
by buildomaha
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Light rail is not a viability for Omaha yet, I understand. I do like to dream big but I also think about the future. If we keep the suburban sprawl toward Lincoln we're going to need something to keep up with transportation. We could keep putting in interstates or we could do light rail. Either is f...
by buildomaha
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1017
Views: 114769

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

It seems that these guys who want to take on the Crossroads only want to do it if they can get the taxpayers to pick up the tab while they do the heavy lifting of picking up the pay check at the end of the project. I would rather us wall off Target and take out the rest of the mall. Leave Sears if ...
by buildomaha
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I think the smartest option would be a light rail from Omaha to Lincoln. The list of stations should be: -Riverfront/TD Ameritrade -Downtown Omaha -Midtown Crossing -Aksarben -Ralston -Millard -Gretna -Ashland -Greenwood -Waverly -UNL East Campus -UNL/Memorial Field -Haymarket/Pinnacle I like the w...
by buildomaha
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

No the correct plan of action is to do the following: 1. All bus routes east of 72nd are re structured so that they stop no closer than ever 200 yards. No more stopping every 100 feet. This means that most routes are now 50-60% faster. 2. Because these routes are more efficient, fewer buses are nee...
by buildomaha
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1805
Views: 137661

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

I think the streetcar is going to happen and as a result there will be a drive to build bigger, higher occupancy buildings along Farnam and Harney. The one thing I worry about is the number of sitting duck single family homes that are more common to this area than I realized. Many of these homes ar...
by buildomaha
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Mixed Use Development & Freeway Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 133

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

I ask: Does Minneapolis, KC, Des Moines, Denver, St. Louis, or Wichita have a tight, grid-orientated "urban village" plotted in the middle of their spacious suburbs? Yes. Minneapolis (Clover Ridge - Chaska, MN) https://www.emporis.com/images/show/766552-Large-fullheightview-view-to-the-no...
by buildomaha
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown office vacancy rate
Replies: 73
Views: 8030

Re: Downtown office vacancy rate

skinzfan23 wrote:I would love to see some of those buildings razed and 4-6 story mixed used buildings in their place. Also would love to see the street grid return to normal down there, it could be a whole new extension of the Old Market.

Yes Please.
by buildomaha
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1200 Landmark Center
Replies: 65
Views: 6909

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

While they're at it demo that god forsaking parking garage! That's something I was kinda thinking about after posting here today. I wasn't thinking about the parking garage. (Is it that awful, btw?) But, I was thinking & wondering about that oblong section that is adjacent to the parking garage...

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