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by Garrett
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 67924

Re: Official: Gene Leahy Mall

There is very little flat space in the park for people to actualy “do” anything there. If you think about it, aside from the slides and the large steps, you don’t do much in the park besides passively meander through the paths and look at the water. And that's a nice option to have, for people who ...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 67924

Re: Official: Gene Leahy Mall

I also don't understand why Memorial park is only used one time a year for a concert. I think Chungus addressed your other points phenomenally well, but as for this, the main reason I'll give is that it's in a low density area without nearby businesses. It's a bit too far from Dundee to be consider...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 67924

Re: Official: Gene Leahy Mall

Brad, Firstly thanks for all of the photos you post, really great work. I disagree with you about the mall though. Although the mall is beautiful to look at and a great post card picture, it fell victim to many other public spaces of the 70’s-80’s. As such, it fundamentally doesn’t function as a mo...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 67924

Re: Official: Gene Leahy Mall

http://riverfrontrevitalization.com/assets/20171115-Boards_OM-RIV_42X84_Community_Boards_11X17.pdf http://riverfrontrevitalization.com/assets/20171115_Community_Meeting_2_Presentation_Slides.pdf Posting these here as well. They are all under the same study, but the riverfront and GLM obviously have...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 67924

Re: Official: Gene Leahy Mall

Why did the Omaha Riverfront Revitalization committee have to bring the Gene Leahy Mall in to this? The City just dumped a bunch of money in to improving the park, and now they want to fill it in again. The GLM is great as it is. It could use a couple minor improvements, but not this. There are so ...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 414
Views: 66199

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

I love the breakdown, but the real thing the buses need to be competitive is GPS. It would eliminate all of the uncertainty in waiting at the stop on an unfamiliar route or location. All of the other 3 options are predictable. With the bus you don't know if it's going to be 3 or 15 minutes. (This f...
by Garrett
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 414
Views: 66199

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Have Uber/Lyft caught on much in Omaha? In Chicago that’s mostly all people use to get around when going out on the weekend but here in St. Louis many still expect to drive to nightlife. We use Uber on a weekly basis. If you are going somewhere and there is any chance you'll consume alcohol, there ...
by Garrett
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 58647

Re: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)

Seems extremely underwhelming. I don’t k is who they expect to spend time on the riverfront when no one will live near it... Agreed. Unless the soil toxicity doesn't allow for it, they should throw up some mid-rises on the sports field/event lawn on the west. Could also be a flooding concern. But t...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Toast
Replies: 34
Views: 1493

Re: Toast

It sounds like it will be more than just a call center, though there will be some aspect to that. The OWH article does specifically say "high paying tech jobs" or something to that effect.
by Garrett
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3068

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by Garrett
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 50
Views: 3068

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1876
Views: 153478

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I remember when I had all these same ideas but without the cool official PDF and website to post them on. The only study I keep any hope in is the Central Omaha Alternative Analysis. THAT is the one that matters and is producing the BRT route and possibly the streetcar route. Again, cool ideas. I a...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99316

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

iamjacobm wrote:
Mr.Nuke wrote:September was up 0.5% over last year. Eppley is still up 5.8% YTD.


Nominal gain, but still strong when regional airports like KCI, DSM and OKC were all slightly down for the month.


Makes sense given all of the Hurricanes and other weather.
by Garrett
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Toast
Replies: 34
Views: 1493

Re: Toast

Potentially 1,000 employees downtown? If they do a new build that could be a big structure. 1,000 is about the size of HDR's current Omaha workforce. So maybe a 10-15 story building depending on the layout. Perhaps, in the long term, they could be the office tenant in either the Lanoha or Civic dev...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Toast
Replies: 34
Views: 1493

Re: Toast

Potentially 1,000 employees downtown? If they do a new build that could be a big structure.
by Garrett
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 141
Views: 14731

Re: Birthdays

The last few years? Considering the concerts I went to in the 70s & 80s I'm surprised I can hear at all. The Civic Auditorium Arena acoustics were awful. I just noticed that you live in Chicago. Speaking of Chicago, been to Ravinia? It's outstanding. I've been a few different times actually, mo...
by Garrett
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 141
Views: 14731

Re: Birthdays

Happy birthday Garrett, who turns 23 today, and joined eOmahaForums when he was 14! Losing my place as the child of the forum has certainly given me anxiety. But thank you. :D I got socks older than you...and I'm wearing them. Kids these days, with the hair & the music.... Well your hearing the...
by Garrett
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1937
Views: 272230

Re: Midtown Crossing

I love how they're calling it a "Rooftop" as opposed to the top level of a parking garage.
by Garrett
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

Don't forget about Gino's East when talking about Chicago pizza, it is also considered one of the best. Yes, that's another good one. I believe the one in River North has closed, but the one near the Water Tower is still going. There’s a Gino’s East still in River North. I think they moved somewhat...
by Garrett
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Apple Store (17170 Davenport Street)
Replies: 49
Views: 4439

Re: Apple Store (17170 Davenport Street)

. I’m betting if crossroads would have went through they would’ve thought about a second location there. Omaha store doesn’t create enough business $ (yet) for Apple to open a second store in the area. The general rule of thumb seems to be a store per every million people or so. So technically Omah...
by Garrett
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Gretna Annexation
Replies: 46
Views: 1546

Re: Gretna Annexation

The big fights over the next 25 years will be in Sarpy County, especially with the new sewer capabilities going in south of the ridge line there will be big land grabs. Actually there should be minimal fighting over the next 25 years as formal boundary agreements are in place in most places. Papill...
by Garrett
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Apple Store (17170 Davenport Street)
Replies: 49
Views: 4439

Re: Apple Store (17170 Davenport Street)

Uffda wrote:
buildomaha wrote:. I’m betting if crossroads would have went through they would’ve thought about a second location there.


Omaha store doesn’t create enough business $ (yet) for Apple to open a second store in the area.

The general rule of thumb seems to be a store per every million people or so.
by Garrett
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

Unfortunately I cannot see them going anyplace other than a free standing building. Something like the Olive Garden on Dodge. That eliminates the downtown area right away. Need a big lot with parking. If they come I bet they end up way out west on Maple, Dodge, or Center. Basically all of their loc...
by Garrett
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modifications to eOmahaForums
Replies: 731
Views: 66896

Re: Modifications to eOmahaForums

For me it seems to be back to normal and I don't have to do my work around.
by Garrett
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Apartments on Pacific between 48th & Saddle Creek
Replies: 22
Views: 1898

Re: Apartments on Pacific between 48th & Saddle Creek

I assume this could be moved out of rumors now, right?
by Garrett
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

I'd be more excited if Lou Malnati's was going to expand into Omaha.
by Garrett
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 40
Views: 1734

Re: Amazon HQ2

Amazon received 238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 different North American states, provinces, and districts.

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by Garrett
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99316

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Are they a bit late in getting out September numbers?
by Garrett
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 40
Views: 1734

Re: Amazon HQ2

Omaha Confirmation http://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/exclusive-omaha-chamber-director-discusses-amazon-headquarters-proposal http://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/omaha-puts-in-bid-for-amazon-headquarters Interesting comment about omaha having a blank slate. Is there any property that would...
by Garrett
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 40
Views: 1734

Re: Amazon HQ2

Omaha Confirmation http://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/exclusive-omaha-chamber-director-discusses-amazon-headquarters-proposal http://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/omaha-puts-in-bid-for-amazon-headquarters Interesting comment about omaha having a blank slate. Is there any property that would...
by Garrett
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Apartments on Pacific between 48th & Saddle Creek
Replies: 22
Views: 1898

Re: apartments on pacific between 48th & Saddle Creek

158 Units total: 134 in the apartment building on Saddle Creek, and then 24 in 12 3-story row houses to be built on the north side of Pacific. There will be a neighborhood meeting on October 24.
by Garrett
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Gretna Annexation
Replies: 46
Views: 1546

Re: Gretna Annexation

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Sorry. I reread my statement and its clearly a little confusing. I only meant that the 10K rule isn't a factor here because Omaha isn't eligible to annex Chalco.


It's even less of a factor because Chalco isn't incorporated. I believe La Vista's annexation goals involve annexing Chalco.
by Garrett
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99316

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

There's also an app that shows every single plane in the sky, it's airline, origin, and destination. So if you ever see a plane over head, you can just pull it up and get all of that info.
by Garrett
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd and 370)
Replies: 341
Views: 79379

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

Like most of these threads, it's interesting to read the first couple pages of this one from 12 years ago. Credit to Nativeomahan for seeing this eventually coming.
by Garrett
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Don't Pet the Pony!
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Don't Pet the Pony!

A woman in La Vista says she is allergic to dogs so she could not get a Comfort Dog. Instead she has a Comfort Horse that she takes into restaurants and stores. She has a rule we all need to know ........ don't pet the pony. Channel 3 did this story- http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Flirty-the-mini...
by Garrett
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Apartments on Pacific between 48th & Saddle Creek
Replies: 22
Views: 1898

Re: apartments on pacific between 48th & Saddle Creek

Joseph wrote:I received a letter today from Bluestone Development.
This is the first I've heard of this... no notification from the city.
This is adjacent to my home.

https://mortonmeadowsna.nextdoor.com/ne ... t=66586066

Can you quote it so we don't have to log in to next door?
by Garrett
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Papillion Annexation
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: 2017 Papillion Annexation

Another southwest thrust. Did Papillion and Springfield come up with an agreement as far as their boundaries go? I'd be surprised if they didn't come out with an aggressive annexation of their own soon.

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by Garrett
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 916
Views: 99316

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Anyone who's been on this board for six months or longer know that one of my hobbies is complaining about the omaha world herald, the local monopoly fishwrap. Now, I will admit that recently the owh has reported on new non stop flights from Eppley. Or, more accurately it has either been contacted b...

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