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by buildomaha
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 104
Views: 19248

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: 803
Views: 89320

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: 1133
Views: 125280

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: 1133
Views: 125280

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: 1133
Views: 125280

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: 1635

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: 3229

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: 306

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: 325

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: 306

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: 231
Views: 21273

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: 4783

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: 44161

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: 1133
Views: 125280

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: 2511
Views: 235454

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: 229

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: 88
Views: 9213

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: 968

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: 1133
Views: 125280

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: 925

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: 635
Views: 53843

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...
by buildomaha
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 635
Views: 53843

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

I still don't know if I'm a fan of the design. I don't believe that green spaces need to be incorporated in the middle of the densest part of the city, no matter how great they are. There's plenty of room for green space downtown, just not here. I also don't believe that downtown is the right place ...
by buildomaha
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125280

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I think it definitely is very bland and boring. It is obvious this was designed by a suburban developer and not anyone familiar with urban spaces. I wouldn't put it past Yates to keep delaying this to the point where the city and the citizens just want anything there regardless of if its what really...
by buildomaha
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125280

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

With new plan, Crossroads Mall developer is 'ready to make this happen,' but Omaha mayor has doubts http://www.omaha.com/money/with-new-plan-crossroads-mall-developer-is-ready-to-make/article_09ada3b2-62b1-11e7-bdf2-33106d240006.html The developer of Crossroads Mall has yet another plan for the sit...
by buildomaha
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2278

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

I took my imagination all the way back to 1955 and made a map of the ultimate interstate system for Omaha. There are a lot of parts that I definitely think would be useful at our current status if someone had know how our city would grow. So in hindsight I think this is the optimum system. https://...
by buildomaha
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 237
Views: 17407

Re: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)

There is a lot to be said for getting up from the couch or easy chair and stumbling down the hall to the bed. I get the feeling that at 58 I'm older than two or three of you put together. Well, except for Jeff. Gosh. I'm 55 and this passage actually made "The Don" feel quite young.. Thank...
by buildomaha
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125280

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I agree, even at west farm the architecture is pretty bland. We need something interesting. I also think that this could be very successful with more emphasis on high density, nice residential. Something g like the plaza in KC with some 4-5 story buildings with residential would be a hole in one, bu...
by buildomaha
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2278

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

I agree, its a tossup. It makes sense for Dodge to be so built up since it really is Omaha's "Main Street" and not a total freeway. Frontage roads do prevent freeway widening, and in Omaha we need the room to widen our major interstates because we can only grow 180 degrees around our downt...
by buildomaha
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125280

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

The smell of fish is still lingering all around this project. I think they should've turned it over to another developer a long time ago. This is an opportunity for a really great redevelopment and I feel like it is going to end up like an L street marketplace with some residential thrown in. We nee...
by buildomaha
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2278

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

The logical way to extend the North Freeway would be to project its current path. Only real problem is that cuts straight through Minn Lusa, and parts of Florence. That was, and still is the reason that will never happen. The north 16th path that has been identified in studies is the only real poss...
by buildomaha
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2278

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

If it were any other big city like Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, LA, Detroit, Dallas, Cleveland, etc., it would've done it a long time ago without hesitation. Exactly. It just makes it seem like Omaha doesn't really, truly believe it's "all that" (not yet, at least). Who leaves major fre...
by buildomaha
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

Omaha_Corn_Burner: Never heard of it. Sounds kinda shady... :) GrandpaSmucker: I'm not calling anybody "trash", as I then would be calling myself "trash." I don't believe in calling anybody that. But, fast food is in that "trashy America" category in general, because o...
by buildomaha
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1382
Views: 157200

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Considering Lot B doesn't even fill up during the CWS... Lot D usually has hundreds of empty stalls too. Well, it doesn't fill up during an out of town event. Most of the people in the stadium pictured probably stayed in a DT hotel. But what about an in town event, like a Creighton game or a concer...
by buildomaha
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

I'm less interested in more chain restaurants and more interested in the local takes on different types of food that have been popping up more and more in Omaha. We won't gain any recognition for our great food here if you can get the same exact thing in your home town.
by buildomaha
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1536
Views: 97014

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I just don't think people in Omaha are going to support a minor league team. I know I have never had the desire to go to a storm chasers game and the only reason I've been to one (and only one) was because some friends were going and had free tickets.
by buildomaha
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2278

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

Another thing: I just got back from the verdant Twin Cities. I try to get up there every so often. Of course, I think they are true "urban delights" in their own right, like cities like Seattle, Portland, Boston, ect. are. To be fair, midwestern Kansas City also has a true & satisfyin...
by buildomaha
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2278

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

mrsticka wrote:In my opinion, which no one will agree with, US 75 was meant to be a freeway through Omaha.

It would make a lot of sense...
by buildomaha
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Omaha Skyline from Playland Park
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: Omaha Skyline from Playland Park

I can vouch for the fact that most people have a lot of pride for Omaha given that I'm a high school student and many of my peers always say things like they love this city and whatnot and all of the photography of Omaha that is on the internet and shared so widely by people my age shows that we rea...
by buildomaha
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 237
Views: 17407

Re: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)

Another thing: Do you think Omaha will be able to support all this, the new planned shops on Giles, new planned shops at Southport, and the new LaVista development? Along with the indoor malls, Village Point & Shadow Lake, and the outlet mall, these new urban style developments (Aksarben Villag...
by buildomaha
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2511
Views: 235454

Re: Official: Capitol District

They really do know how to take an opportunity and ruin it by designing visually boring, or plain ugly buildings!

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