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by GetUrban
Fri May 26, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 198
Views: 17269

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: 3
Views: 282

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: 396

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: 29
Views: 2033

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: 506

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: 304
Views: 8588

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: 15990

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: 463
Views: 47734

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: 631
Views: 51176

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: 631
Views: 51176

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: 304
Views: 8588

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: 5071

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: 118776

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: 780
Views: 85224

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: 118776

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: 154134

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: 780
Views: 85224

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: 304
Views: 8588

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: 3627

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: 39
Views: 3468

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: 3836

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: 23
Views: 1984

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: 10474

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: 654

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: 15
Views: 730

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: 304
Views: 8588

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: 1845
Views: 142655

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: 1845
Views: 142655

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: 18470

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: 51323

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.
by GetUrban
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 530
Views: 10241

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

A big part of Creighton's lack of tournament success is they're too dependent on scoring, especially jump shots. By the end of the season, their legs are gone which causes poor shooting. This season's emphasis on transition offense made it worse. Patton and Foster didn't even have legs to finish la...
by GetUrban
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1845
Views: 142655

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Omaha is fortunate that we have a fairly close neighbor (KC) that has recently installed a very similar streetcar system as to what is being proposed in Omaha. We simply need to watch that one for the next few years and see how it works out for them functionally and financially. KC has a larger popu...
by GetUrban
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Drivers have gotten worse than East Coast
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Drivers have gotten worse than East Coast

Today I had some moron in an Black Chevy Tahoe :koko: tailgating at 45 mph, so close, that I couldn't even seen his front grill. There was no reason for it, we were on West Maple, and he could have easily gone around. This kind of dip stick thinks it's appropriate to tailgate to get you to change l...
by GetUrban
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 3008

Re: 20's Showgirl

I haven't been to a strip club since about 1994 and have had zero desire to frequent one in more than 2 decades.. That said, I really don't see this development as a hindrance to growth in retail/business in the area. It wasn't before and it won't be now imo... Ciao..LiO...Peace It remains to be se...
by GetUrban
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 45
Views: 5071

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Here are a couple of older photos, probably from the 30's or 40's, and another one after the Woodmen was built. It shows how much the density downtown has decreased, even though we gained some height in a few places. https://images14.fotki.com/v384/photos/8/3681858/13861395/OmahaAriel-vi.jpg You can...
by GetUrban
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 45
Views: 5071

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Jeez. It's like they said "find the highest concentration of old warehouses and that's where we'll locate our headquarters." Part of me wants a developer to hire someone who designs period sets in Hollywood or for Disney theme parks and have them recreate these buildings where they used t...
by GetUrban
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Omaha River Walk
Replies: 28
Views: 1838

Re: Omaha River Walk

It's safe to say some of the 1973 drawings for Marina City and the area that would become GLM are still having an influence today... http://i39.tinypic.com/2vcck2e.jpg http://www.omaha.com/news/hansen-architect-s-s-dream-of-riverfront-development-ahead-of/article_375f46f8-1aa9-5d79-ae37-e058ce57c0d0...
by GetUrban
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 3008

Re: 20's Showgirl

This will definitely be a setback for other redevelopment in the area, including Crossroads. I'll bet there will be some really strong resistance, even though it has already been a strip club before. It doesn't seem like a done deal at all, given they plan on totally nude dancing, but no alcohol sal...
by GetUrban
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Omaha River Walk
Replies: 28
Views: 1838

Re: Omaha River Walk

Looks like the Omaha Riverwalk rumors were correct - Thanks Catherine33! Just visited San Antonio's riverwalk and having something similar in downtown Omaha would be a home run!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/could-the-gene-leahy-mall-be-transformed-into-omaha-s/article_d3a...
by GetUrban
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: M's Pub Explosion and Fire
Replies: 267
Views: 15990

Re: M's Pub Explosion and Fire

I wish they would build a rooftop bar/restaurant on the top of the M's Pub building. That would be a perfect corner location right in the heart of the Old Market. Think of the views!! :idea: I doubt the Mercers who live on the top floor think that that would be a good idea. That would be a better t...

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