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by GetUrban
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2309

Re: 2017 Annexation

New York City is made of 5 counties. Why not Omaha? The only thing lacking is will power! Annex all the things! Nebraska banned Omaha from annexing across county lines to protect Bellevue. Sarpy county exists to protect Bellevue. It was cleaved from Douglas County once Omaha annexed South Omaha and...
by GetUrban
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 25995

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

It was mentioned in the paper that HDR still has plans for another building. Hopefully that other building comes to fruition and complements the building currently being built. Here's a photo from that article showing what appears to be a mirror image or very similar to what they're building now, f...
by GetUrban
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 25995

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

Coyote wrote:
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Ta Da! Everyone happy now?

What a skimpy tower crane! j/k :lol:
by GetUrban
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 319
Views: 34017

Re: The Omaha World Herald

The World Herald posted this weekend that they are now going to make the paper an inch shorter starting next week. About a month ago they said they were not publishing the TV Guide no more to save paper. This is getting ugly. If they cut that paper back too much more its going to be the size of a c...
by GetUrban
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 25995

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

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... People aren't excited about the crane as a structure, they are excited what it does. Tower cranes are a highly visible in...
by GetUrban
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 25995

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

They're most likely waiting to set up the tower crane until the crane they've been using doesn't reach high enough. Simple as that. Also, tower cranes can be up to 250' tall without secondary support back to another structure. It's funny how people on this site seem to get more excited about cranes ...
by GetUrban
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.
Replies: 14
Views: 512

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

I think Trump will make it all four years, and will easily get re-elected. After a few more years, the liberal media will get tired of talking about Russia, Russia, Russia, and will finally move on to something else. It's sad when you watch the news and all they talk about is Russia. They don't see...
by GetUrban
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Aksarben Village
Replies: 1846
Views: 254296

Re: Official: Aksarben Village

If you look at DOGIS, the building is only setback about 5' from property line at the west side of the 70' wide right-of-way. Maybe they were leaving space for a patio or some other outdoor function between the building and sidewalk. I like the materials on the upper portion, as they add some variet...
by GetUrban
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 128811

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

One thing I will miss about Crossroads when it is bulldozed is that tall arch of smokey/bronze glass on the old Dillards store. I love seeing that from 90th & Dodge. I wish they would take those panes, and put them on Oak View's Dillard store (Which to this day, still confuses me, why there are...
by GetUrban
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 25995

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

There might be some truth to what the 80's group The Motels said in one of their songs...."If he likes me, he must not be good enough." In other words, the design is so darn sophisticated, that nobody else get's it. They need to tell people why it's so great.
by GetUrban
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds of President Trump making it the full 4 years.
Replies: 14
Views: 512

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

How about 1-year?

But seriously, There have been SO many things that should have prevented him from ever even becoming president, but somehow he keeps on going.

I think 50/50 is about right, today.
Are there odds on this in Vegas?
by GetUrban
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What If Sarpy County Had 2 Seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: What If Sarpy County Had 2 Seats?

Douglas and Sarpy really should have been 1 county, when you compare their relative sizes to other counties in Nebraska.
Keeping them separate probably had something to do with the early rivalry between Bellevue and Omaha.
by GetUrban
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 240
Views: 19479

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

MKBK wrote:And not older than me! Maybe there will be a market for this. I just don't see it. My kids might like it but they can't afford it.


I see a market for residential elevators in this development...
http://remihomeelevators.com/101.41
by GetUrban
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2758

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

Thanks for the link. See...that's my whole point of locating the interchange further west: 1) You avoid the tangle & complications with the adjacent Highway 36 (& businesses) further east. 2) The connection is mainly for the continuing growing northwest suburbs -- all that will eventually d...
by GetUrban
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2758

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

I agree.... (but maybe not for the exact same reasons) the further west you build a North Freeway connection to I-680 & HWY 75 north of I-680, the more useless it would be. Sorensen pretty much handles the traffic to and from NW Omaha and DT.
by GetUrban
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2758

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

RockHarbor, whether we agree or disagree on whether the extent of disruption of the existing city fabric and neighborhoods is worth it, your proposed 60th street connection is too far west to be of much use as far as improving traffic flow from the North Freeway to HWY 75 north of I-680 There is alr...
by GetUrban
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2758

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

There is no way around bulldozing at least some housing ANY choice they make on constructing this tricky & challenging North Freeway/I-680 connection -- unless somebody waves a magic wand, or magic carpet rides are an option. (I don't believe in or like magic...just saying...) Yes, the 1960's s...
by GetUrban
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1386
Views: 159064

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Random question/thought that occurred to me while down at the CWS these last couple days... what on earth is with the building at 13th and Mike Fahey? The mural is nice and all, but as far as I have been able to discern, its just a giant warehouse... right in the heart of the recent North Downtown ...
by GetUrban
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2758

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

If you must mess with a new North Freeway to N I-680 / HWY 75 connection, I think it would be far less disruptive to re-route HWY 75 further southeast from its intersection with I-680 & HWY 36 over to a route paralleling or elevated over John J Pershing Drive along the river and connect it to th...
by GetUrban
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 245021

Re: Official: Capitol District

I guess I don't see much of a need for a permanent one and I am not sure that they ever really committed to one either. Bring in a screen for a few Husker games, the NCAA tourney when its in town the Swim Trials and the CWS. The rest of the time they wont need it at all. Not like we have a pro team...
by GetUrban
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REAL ESTATE MARKET: Omaha
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: REAL ESTATE MARKET: Omaha

Another thing about SIDs...If they are built within the 3-mile zoning jurisdiction outside of Omaha's city limits (in Douglas County) they have to follow all of Omaha's zoning regulations, building codes, and standards. This means that all of the new streets built within the SID have to meet Omaha's...
by GetUrban
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REAL ESTATE MARKET: Omaha
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: REAL ESTATE MARKET: Omaha

SID = " Sanitary Improvement District ". Typically, when lots are platted smaller than an acre, a new sanitary sewer system is required to handle the waste, rather than depending on individual septic systems for each lot. Thus the term SID was born. Such developments also usually include o...
by GetUrban
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Ponca Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Ponca Hills

I'm so glad something -- whatever it is -- is being built there. That side of Omaha, and especially that stretch of I-680 east of 72nd Street, butted up against the wild, woodsy, brambly Ponca Hills North north of Omaha, never seems to change. Seriously, I bet it will look about the same 20 years f...
by GetUrban
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Ponca Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Ponca Hills

I'm so glad something -- whatever it is -- is being built there. That side of Omaha, and especially that stretch of I-680 east of 72nd Street, butted up against the wild, woodsy, brambly Ponca Hills North north of Omaha, never seems to change. Seriously, I bet it will look about the same 20 years f...
by GetUrban
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2758

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

I like that better than the plan they have. It feels pointed more towards the growing Northwest suburbs. The plan they have makes Omaha folks cross over to Iowa, then loop back down to Omaha. I just dont like connections that make you backtrack. Whatever. Would they just build the gosh darn thing? ...
by GetUrban
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Where is Coyote?
Replies: 86
Views: 4074

Re: Where is Coyote?

Until today I had no idea how historic this building is... That building, which is near 25th & Vinton, was restored/remodeled into new admin offices for the nearby Bemis Packaging Co. in 2004, after sitting vacant for many years. Before that, it served as the admin office building for the nearb...
by GetUrban
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 197
Views: 22586

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

Coyote wrote:
Trips wrote:I like the giant cement baseballs at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. When you have people taking pictures with your barricade you did a good job designing it. They could even paint the balls with the colors and logo of the past champions.

I like your thinking :thumb:


It takes balls to do that! :yes:
by GetUrban
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Streetlight replacement with LED's
Replies: 24
Views: 1556

Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

Well I guess I could get in contact with my new council member about bringing this up during the city council debate or at least send a email up the Mayor's office and seeing what they have to say. I think if Omaha was serious about saving money they should look strongly into replacing the old stre...
by GetUrban
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)
Replies: 81
Views: 13068

Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

Started grading the corner lot, "McDonald's Coming Soon" sign up. I wonder if they will tear down the old one or let it sit abandoned Tear down what? There's an existing McDonald's not far from there on the west side of 72nd, just south of Lake. Appears it will become toast. That whole st...
by GetUrban
Fri May 26, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 25995

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

Seems like they are taking forever to assemble the tower crane. They put up the base on April 19th but there still are no other pieces on sight yet over a month later. For comparison's sake, the Hyatt Place in the Old Market installed the base on June 20th and the crane was completely assembled 3 w...
by GetUrban
Fri May 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Streetlight replacement with LED's
Replies: 24
Views: 1556

Re: Streetlight replacement with LED's

I was wondering what's everyone opinion if Omaha started to replace the Street light's we currently have with LED's? I think it's only a matter of time until you'll see a switch-over to LED's in Omaha. It's already happening privately due to the increased energy efficiency required by the newer ene...
by GetUrban
Wed May 17, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million
Replies: 21
Views: 1161

Re: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million

Question what is the difference between a Class A school and a Class B school? Class A, B, etc. refers mainly to competition activities the school participates in.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska_School_Activities_Association While the Districts are classified by as I, II, III, IV, V and ...
by GetUrban
Tue May 16, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Next Blackstone? - North Saddlecreek Rd?
Replies: 32
Views: 2956

Re: The Next Blackstone? - North Saddlecreek Rd?

This building to the west of the Homey Inn is being turned into a restaurant. image.jpeg That will be great for the neighborhood. Might be a good spot for outdoor seating with a view of Metcalf Park and the peanut-shaped traffic circle. It can be very entertaining to see how some people navigate th...
by GetUrban
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??
Replies: 20
Views: 719

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

That would be funny if they actually made the sign with "then" instead of "than." :lol:
by GetUrban
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 10877

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

We should especially not spend cent one down town, till we figure out what we want down town to be. A commercial hub, a neighborhood, an entertainment district? All these have different needs and we need to focus our resources in the direction we want to go. The fact is, downtown already is a comme...
by GetUrban
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: M's Pub Explosion and Fire
Replies: 270
Views: 18566

Re: M's Pub Explosion and Fire

Its about time...I understand all the litigation that held this up, but it is crazy that it took almost 18 months to rebuild. I usually agree with you on most things, but in this case I don't think it was an unreasonable amount of time do get it done right. They had to wait for it to thaw-out, asse...
by GetUrban
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 482
Views: 51944

Re: UNO Campus Update

I'm still of the belief that the new garage looks like a sketch the designer crossed out, then said, "eh, that'll work." Actually, the architecture on this garage is cool! It's supposed to be like the Missouri river. In fact, the span of the garage (span from east to west) is supposed to ...
by GetUrban
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 645
Views: 56800

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Well, it's certainly not maxing-out the full potential for the four-block site, density-wise, but the building designs look pretty good. I'm still not convinced there's really a need to move the library, unless you show me some really substantial replacement going into the old site. The current lib...
by GetUrban
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 645
Views: 56800

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Well, it's certainly not maxing-out the full potential for the four-block site, density-wise, but the building designs look pretty good.

I'm still not convinced there's really a need to move the library, unless you show me some really substantial replacement going into the old site.
by GetUrban
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 10877

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Speaking of campaign adds, gotta love the latest one from Mello...the one where he appears to liken any form of streetcar support to the pipe dreams of an eight year old, the one where he says he is going to fix all the roads first and that exorbitant sums of tax payer money have already been waste...

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