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by buildomaha
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 297
Views: 29002

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

Coyote wrote:Tree and flag up on building!

Is this a thing for construction? What does it mean? I see it all the time!
by buildomaha
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 340
Views: 78257

Re: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)

I really don't think Shadow Lake is going to continue to be very successful. Giant, exclusively retail developments like this aren't going to work for the 21st century. The projects that are successful are mixed use developments.
by buildomaha
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 140
Views: 14916

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

Maybe we can borrow an idea from our little brother and put some big letters on the bridge "OMAHA" spelled out for everyone to see :D
by buildomaha
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1860
Views: 150582

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

That sounds like a great idea. The main concern for investing in public transport in the suburbs is the lack of utilization that would exist.
by buildomaha
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1860
Views: 150582

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Omaha is definitely not large enough or dense enough support light rail. The streetcar is the best we can ask for right now and I think it would be a great start.
by buildomaha
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1860
Views: 150582

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I thought this was very interesting.
https://youtu.be/jR2Afhd6gWY
by buildomaha
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2400

Re: 2017 Annexation

In a few years that may be the answer.
by buildomaha
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Amazon HQ2

When I read this Nebraska didn’t even come to mind.
by buildomaha
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Apple Store (17170 Davenport Street)
Replies: 45
Views: 3788

Re: Apple Store (17170 Davenport Street)

The building permit for the W DSM Store said $3 million with 7,160sq-ft. I originally posted that hoping someone would do the work and find the specs. Cause I can’t find the Omaha specs.. Well that wouldn't be just the sales floor - that would be everything. Yes the back room is pretty large, they ...
by buildomaha
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?
Replies: 69
Views: 6045

Re: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?

Also not sure how the logistics would work but their current main building could definitely be renovated (if even partially) into a classy hotel.
by buildomaha
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?
Replies: 69
Views: 6045

Re: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?

It would be nice to see some more height extended west from downtown.
by buildomaha
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Attitude about your state

I think it’s intriguing the difference in state pride. I think omaha coupd be a heck of a city if people here had even the attitude of Lincoln. It seems like people in Omaha don’t expect anything because “it’s just omaha” and I am included in that. I completely agree that Des Moines has down great b...
by buildomaha
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Streetlight replacement with LED's
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

While in CB the other night, I noticed that even quite a few lights in residential neighborhoods have been converted to LED. Not quite sure why Omaha is lacking in this so much. Because OPPD currently owns the street lights in Omaha. There was an article in the Weird Herald about this not too long ...
by buildomaha
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?
Replies: 69
Views: 6045

Re: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?

http://www.omaha.com/money/mutual-of-omaha-considering-new-headquarters/article_fdfc4f6e-8916-11e7-aa15-678a77aba69a.html Mutual of Omaha may have a new home office in its future, not far from its current Midtown location. “We’re thinking about it,” Mutual Chief Executive James Blackledge said Thur...
by buildomaha
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tesla Service Center
Replies: 54
Views: 5204

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: 461

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: 1144
Views: 129057

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: 340
Views: 26128

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 Store (17170 Davenport Street)
Replies: 45
Views: 3788

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: 2219

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: 2167

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: 331
Views: 34609

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 Store (17170 Davenport Street)
Replies: 45
Views: 3788

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: Flanagan Lake
Replies: 109
Views: 11210

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: 5204

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: 92

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: 645
Views: 57027

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: 461

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: 461

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: 297
Views: 29002

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: 1176

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: 297
Views: 29002

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: 24887

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: 20520

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: 900
Views: 96141

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: 1144
Views: 129057

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: 1144
Views: 129057

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: 1144
Views: 129057

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: 1958

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: 3538

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...

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