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by Garrett
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space

That's a bit of an unfair comparison, since San Francisco is just a small part of the greater San Fran metro area. Same thing with most of the cities mentioned. When you account for the large swatch of suburbs we've annexed, Omaha's density doesn't seem very low. It is possible to do this accuratel...
by Garrett
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space

This reminds me... google maps really needs to fix the city limits of Omaha. It's like they took the annexation of Elkhorn has annexing the entire school district.
by Garrett
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117208

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Coyote wrote:Word on the street... The boystown project is attractive all the tenants Crossroads was courting. Expect little retail now at the Crossroads.

Honestly with the rise of all of the online retailers these days I'm surprised at the amount of retail space a lot of developments are building.
by Garrett
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 239
Views: 6450

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Coyote wrote:WOWT had theirs right after KETV. Drugs, terroristic threats...

Read both articles. Marijuana possession? Eh. But the terroristic threats part? Big yikes. Especially the part where he tries to play it off as a normal family dispute...
by Garrett
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 239
Views: 6450

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Coyote wrote:KETV Channel 7, tonight at 10:00, will have an expose on D'Shawn Cunningham and his 'criminal background and troubled past'

Oy vey. I'm sure that'll be fun.
by Garrett
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 239
Views: 6450

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I see a certain someone is running for city council in the 3rd district...
by Garrett
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 51
Views: 4176

Re: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)

Two hotels in one building? That's interesting. I wonder if they'll be two iterations of one large brand, like a Courtyard and a Residence Inn. What flags aren't in Downtown Lincoln right now?
by Garrett
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2366
Views: 215491

Re: Official: Capitol District

I find it odd that any official rendering releases by this group seems to go back and forth between the original and updated office component design. I'm fairly certain the updated version is the one they're going with, regrettably, but I'm longing for the original design. I'm not sure what you mea...
by Garrett
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 39
Views: 3348

Re: Conagra campus development plans

According to a very reliable source, a redevelopment plan for the Conagra campus, know to some as "Project Canyon", will be announced this coming week. It will include a large mix of retail and office space, hundreds of apartments, and a hotel (this one is going to be HUGE for Omaha and V...
by Garrett
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri River Cruises?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Missouri River Cruises?

Brad wrote:
Silverspoon wrote:how far could you go? You would be trapped between two dams.


There's no downstream Dam. You could take a boat from Sioux City all the way to the Mississippi River in St Louis.

This is correct. The Missouri is considered navigable between these two points.
by Garrett
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 239
Views: 6450

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 Garrett
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 239
Views: 6450

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I don't know if anyone has posted this yet, but Heath Mello has been endorsed by "Our Revolution". https://ourrevolution.com/candidates/heath-mello/ Are there seriously people out there that are influenced based on who Shailene Woodley thinks should be elected mayor? I'm voting for Mello ...
by Garrett
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 2511

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

My guesses: Metro 445,572 CSA 962,491 A loss of 500,000 in the metro? http://i.imgur.com/5noHKsb.jpg I'm going to guess Athomsfere meant 945,572 metro. Correct me if I'm wrong :) ... Ciao..LiO...Peace Or he thinks Fremont has had some hidden explosion that we haven't seen.
by Garrett
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 757
Views: 82380

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
Garrett wrote:I remember that. My family would go to Orlando back in the day for Disney trips and it's crazy to think a direct flight is possible now.

There's actually nonstop flights to Orlando now. No need for connections anymore.

Yes that's what I was saying haha. :;):
by Garrett
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 757
Views: 82380

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

One last thing. Sure, now that I've been gone over 8 years NOW Omaha has non stops coast to coast. Back in the day transferring in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, etc. was the only way to go. I remember that. My family would go to Orlando back in the day for Disney trips and it's crazy to think a...
by Garrett
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)
Replies: 201
Views: 13157

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

The entire master plan was included in the zoning request. Tons of info. https://cityclerk.cityofomaha.org/images/agenda/ID_17_03_21w/Planning_Zoning/371.pdf Highlights: On page 23: "In total, the development will include over 1,400,000 square feet of office space, 819,000 square feet of retai...
by Garrett
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 45
Views: 4910

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 Garrett
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Turner Park East
Replies: 73
Views: 5319

Re: Turner Park East

iamjacobm wrote:Interesting about the city paying for it. I would imagine they won't do the same 3 free hours as the Mutual owned garages.

Maybe Mutual would pay for the 3 free hours.
by Garrett
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 2511

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

Could someone explain why Dodge is included in some of these statistics and in others it is not? Also, what counties are in with Omaha in the main statistic? Dodge county is part of the combined statistical area(CSA), but not the Metropolitan Statistical area (MSA). The MSA is Douglas, Sarpy, Cass,...
by Garrett
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1907
Views: 259504

Re: Midtown Crossing

Fate of Marcus’ Midtown Cinema still uncertain, but its box-office numbers trail other Omaha theaters Of the 10 first-runs in the metro area, Midtown Cinema typically has the lowest box-office performance each weekend, according to comScore, an industry service that tracks exhibitor performance. Th...
by Garrett
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 2511

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

I'm going to submit my traditional estimate of...... 1 PERSON!!!!!!

On a more serious note.... 927,812 and 965,018
by Garrett
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)

Sheesh! 240 apartments is quite the substantial development for this area. This would probably be the biggest apartment development in North Downtown, no?
by Garrett
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)
Replies: 33
Views: 1648

Re: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)

Just imagine what $1.2 billion would do downtown., I have no idea what a private developer would do with 1.2 billion downtown. Build one tall building? Build 3 medium height buildings in North Downtown? How much does the Capital District cost? How much did First National cost? I seriously have no i...
by Garrett
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)
Replies: 33
Views: 1648

Re: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)

I'm already getting flashbacks to the original plans for Legacy... wasn't L Street Marketplace similar at one point too?
by Garrett
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2366
Views: 215491

Re: Official: Capitol District

Greg S wrote:Anyone know if there are plans for any cool features in the common area/entertainment part like the outdoor ice rink in the Haymarket?

Greg

Yep! The ConAgra rink will be moving there, and I believe there's supposed to be a video board too.
by Garrett
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140893

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I keep seeing it said that the advantage of the Streetcar is that it conveys a sense of permanence, which entices developers to build nearby. I think this overstates things. It's certainly possible the developers are that unwise (after all Trump was a developer, and my two year old shows better rea...
by Garrett
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Urban Grocery Store
Replies: 85
Views: 4524

Re: Urban Grocery Store

"80,000 workers and 9,000 residents" Omaha is no where near that, we're gonna have to wait quite a while. Also, looking at it now that residents number has to include a lot of people from outside of downtown as well. Their main downtown census tract, which includes all of their downtown a...
by Garrett
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Urban Grocery Store
Replies: 85
Views: 4524

Re: Urban Grocery Store

"80,000 workers and 9,000 residents" Omaha is no where near that, we're gonna have to wait quite a while. The greater downtown region (Downtown, Midtown crossing area, North Downtown, and the area just south of the tracks) has around 20,000 people according to 2015 data. Even if you just ...
by Garrett
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Urban Grocery Store
Replies: 85
Views: 4524

Re: Urban Grocery Store

"80,000 workers and 9,000 residents" Omaha is no where near that, we're gonna have to wait quite a while. The greater downtown region (Downtown, Midtown crossing area, North Downtown, and the area just south of the tracks) has around 20,000 people according to 2015 data. Even if you just ...
by Garrett
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140893

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Have ideas of paying for a project via "increased expected development in the area", ever worked out? Arenas and stadiums never usually do but transit investments almost always meet or exceed expectations. When I ask this, I am not necessarily doubting you...but do you by chance know of a...
by Garrett
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140893

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Now for everyone's favorite thing.... a hypothetical map of Streetcar Lines and BRT!

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1oHpfz42CgDdRUZdeJ31_vUh9BKA&ll=41.25489569451782%2C-95.86883962716672&z=14
by Garrett
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140893

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

This Streetcar Scam we are having run on us here in Omaha is being ran everywhere around the country as discussed in this UTUBE......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpUQ_EMV23c Lord, how I wish the people on this forum would take this to heart. Just because something worked back in the day, doe...
by Garrett
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140893

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

MadMartin8 wrote:Have ideas of paying for a project via "increased expected development in the area", ever worked out?

Arenas and stadiums never usually do but transit investments almost always meet or exceed expectations.
by Garrett
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1841
Views: 140893

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Given the proposed track, is the thought that there will be only one car that will simply run back and forth? Or would there be two that would be timed so that they pass each other where the "square" section of track occurs at 14th/16th street rather than block each other? I would assume ...
by Garrett
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Village Point
Replies: 179
Views: 37428

Re: Official: Village Point

Uffda wrote:The Ann Taylor store closed and the front is construction boarded up. Not sure if that store is coming back in or something new.

If I recall they were moving to a smaller bay somewhere in the mall because the rent was too high...
by Garrett
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 130
Views: 12167

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

And creighton is maintaining their status as a research hospital, correct? At Bergan or the new clinic?
by Garrett
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)
Replies: 43
Views: 4986

Re: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)

Looming great! I had almost forgotten this had gone forward. Very encouraging!
by Garrett
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2366
Views: 215491

Re: Official: Capitol District

By the way, those of you saying "They won't make the CWS", I would like to know how you based your opinion? Here is what I saw today. Interior rooms are being framed as high as the 9th Floor Glass is going in on the 6th floor Sheetrock is being hung on the 5th floor Sheetrock has been mud...
by Garrett
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 3002

Re: Chicago

iamjacobm wrote:Another huge business coup for Chicago. Caterpillar moving their HQ there from Peoria.

Didn't they just build a new HQ pretty recently?

Edit: Looking at it, apparently that was scrapped. That's a painful loss.
by Garrett
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

Re: Gordman's Business News

What a shame. Had Gordman's adapted faster they easily could have set themselves up as the American H&M.

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