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by GetUrban
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2479
Views: 231310

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: 7
Views: 205

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: 7
Views: 205

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: 489

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: 489

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: 31
Views: 1194

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: 83
Views: 3585

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: 22041

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: 13
Views: 939

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: 12703

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: 209
Views: 19266

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: 13
Views: 939

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: 12
Views: 480

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: 31
Views: 2569

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: 573

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: 9548

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: 267
Views: 16881

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: 470
Views: 49634

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: 632
Views: 53026

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: 632
Views: 53026

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: 9548

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...
by GetUrban
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 45
Views: 5245

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Plus, they could have still fit-in the low-rise ConAgra buildings in the leftover space around the lake.
by GetUrban
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1041
Views: 121017

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

During the last mayoral debate, Stothert said Yates came back asking for more incentives, once again. So much for the take-it or leave-it offer from the city. No doubt Yates is hoping for a Mello administration but the taxpayers already said noway, Jose to more incentives, so I don't know what to t...
by GetUrban
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 790
Views: 87807

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Rumor has it, interior upgrades to the waiting areas by the gates in the south and north terminals are coming in the near future, such as new carpet, paint, possibly lighting, etc.
by GetUrban
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1041
Views: 121017

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

During the last mayoral debate, Stothert said Yates came back asking for more incentives, once again. So much for the take-it or leave-it offer from the city. No doubt Yates is hoping for a Mello administration but the taxpayers already said noway, Jose to more incentives, so I don't know what to t...
by GetUrban
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1369
Views: 156088

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Or are you saying to eliminate the interstate entirely and make it a city street? Yes. But... I think instead of 10 intersections, we need to only keep 10th street, 12th, 16th, and 20th. The on-ramp going west still picks up after 20th, bridging over 24th. The on-ramp going east would be redevelope...
by GetUrban
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 790
Views: 87807

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

On Thursday, construction starts on the new Eppley parking garage with 3,000 parking spaces. Ugh! More parking garages....it's what we do best in Omaha. We need to stop worshiping car travel and we need to start riding buses and we need to build a light rail or a street car system running between E...
by GetUrban
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9548

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I predict it will come down to more of a party-line vote, much like the way most republicans ended-up voting for Trump even while they cringed. But Mello has a really good chance, since Dems still outnumber Repubs in Omaha, I believe. Her refusal to vote for Trump might even pull in a few Dems who a...
by GetUrban
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory
Replies: 49
Views: 3856

Re: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory

It looks like they might move the Hickory St entrance further west from 72nd and have traffic be able to go behind the west side of building to the pump canopy to the south. They basically moved to building 12-15' further north and east from the previous location. They'll still likely have a drivewa...
by GetUrban
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 43
Views: 4044

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Wait, so did Berkshire Hathaway not move to the OWH Building then?? That was National Indemnity, I believe. Berkshire used to be in their old mid-century modern building at Turner Blvd/Harney before they moved to Kiewit Plaza. Berkshire owns Nat'l Indemnity though...if that's what you were thinking...
by GetUrban
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 33
Views: 3924

Re: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)

They are attempting to get this building designated as a local landmark. Maybe to be able to apply for historic tax credits? That smells right to me, can't think of any other reason you'd look for that designation other that to head off a future demo. Tax credits are the main reason owners/architec...
by GetUrban
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Lonergan Lake
Replies: 24
Views: 2279

Re: Lonergan Lake

Of note, on the market for $10 Million. That will be high end homes in no time flat... It's been on the market for at least 4-5 years. ConAgra still owns it, last time I looked. Northern Hills Estates, east of the North Omaha Airport has sold all of their 66 + lots and built quite a few houses rece...
by GetUrban
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 10618

Re: NYC Supertall Boom

The commute to work would be a pain if you didn't work in the building....you'd have to time your parachute jump off the building while it moves 750 mph. Not sure how you would get back home, among other problems. A stationary 30-40 story version anchored to the ground would be cool though. http://w...
by GetUrban
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown Interstate
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Downtown Interstate

Tunneling wouldn't make much sense for this stretch between the very short area it actually goes, the water table is an issue closer to the river and the need to get high enough to go over the river. Would I would support it demoing it when it becomes no longer structurally sound and instead of reb...
by GetUrban
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 31
Views: 1194

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

I wish Omaha was set up like Des Moines, where I-80 and I-35 bypasses downtown to the north and becomes 80/35. And 235 heads east/west into downtown for local traffic and continues to meet up with I-80 again. If you have ever driven 235 to downtown during rush hour, there is not a semi truck in sig...
by GetUrban
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 9548

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Wanting an NFL team in Omaha is pretty much the only reason you need to vote against Taylor Royal. The numbers are too clear, no city benefits from such a waste. Sure you are right........but a pro NFL team sounds about 300 times more fun then a stupid streetcar in the wrong end of town. If I'm not...
by GetUrban
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 146251

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I am friends with a guy and his family who own some land and property right on Farnam along the proposed streetcar route. Nobody has come along and made any offers for their property or mentioned any plans for a street car or asked them what they thought about it. They have not heard anything from ...
by GetUrban
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 146251

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I am friends with a guy and his family who own some land and property right on Farnam along the proposed streetcar route. Nobody has come along and made any offers for their property or mentioned any plans for a street car or asked them what they thought about it. They have not heard anything from ...
by GetUrban
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Old photos
Replies: 164
Views: 18920

Re: Old photos

Here's one showing the density that once existed where GLM is now.... https://images40.fotki.com/v992/photos/8/3681858/13861395/SpectBuildingSurrounds-vi.jpg You can see the Specht building if you look closely just to the east of the large building with the upper two floors that are white (former Ca...
by GetUrban
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 392
Views: 52334

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Not quite as bad as Dino, but it has that cliche' inverted L frame on the facade over the corner that you see on almost every design now. Dino is just down-right hideous.

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