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by Garrett
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 156

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

So in summary, nobody wants to pay for anything that helps somebody else's neighborhood and not their own directly. Ok. :yes: It’s the baby boomer “I got mine, |expletive| everyone else” mentality to a T. But they told me millennials are destroying everything. We killed sit-down family chain restau...
by Garrett
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 156

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

GetUrban wrote:So in summary, nobody wants to pay for anything that helps somebody else's neighborhood and not their own directly.

Ok. :yes:

It’s the baby boomer “I got mine, |expletive| everyone else” mentality to a T.
by Garrett
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1458

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

To write off half of the city, is to do what libs have done for the past decade. Ever wonder why Stothert owns Millard and West Omaha? People are tired of paying for other people's toys. Oh quit being such a partisan hack. Both sides are guilty of writing off a section of the city. You want people ...
by Garrett
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1010
Views: 108164

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Mr.Nuke wrote:Not Omaha, but Kansas City picked up transatlantic service for the first time with 3 times a week service to Iceland this summer via Icelandair.


Ohhhh very nice. A great cheap way to get to Europe if you're ok with going no frills.
by Garrett
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 655
Views: 61211

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

RUMOR: from a source I trust, there is a major Omaha employer with no presence in downtown currently that will occupy the office component of this project. He declined to say who they were but said it will be major news. He didn't not know of that meant more height than the most recent site plan. H...
by Garrett
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1200 Landmark Center
Replies: 86
Views: 10620

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

$42 million renovation and addition, which will include a hotel space and additional restaurant space: http://www.omaha.com/money/new-owners-want-to-turn-part-of-landmark-building-into/article_2d5bb670-89e1-5022-851a-f4f4f7b4e711.html A proposed $42 million face-lift aims to turn a big chunk of a pr...
by Garrett
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 655
Views: 61211

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

RUMOR: from a source I trust, there is a major Omaha employer with no presence in downtown currently that will occupy the office component of this project. He declined to say who they were but said it will be major news. He didn't not know of that meant more height than the most recent site plan. H...
by Garrett
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Cabela's - World's Foremost Outfitter
Replies: 90
Views: 7023

Re: Cabela's - World's Foremost Outfitter

Anyone else notice a lot more tv advertising for Cabelas since the change? Pretty normal action to try to pad the bank account with sales and promotions before the changeover. Time Warner was discounting TV and Internet packages like crazy before the Spectrum takeover. The take over is done. I have...
by Garrett
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 158767

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

We are in agreement about the autonomous vehicles. They, along with all the other new unnecessary auxiliary technology are degenerative toward humanity. So I guess we're supposed to sit on our bums and let technology do everything for us while we are immersed in a fabricated reality. What are we go...
by Garrett
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 158767

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Self-Driving Trucks May Be Closer Than They Appear With fewer cultural hurdles and more financial incentives than car owners, big-rig operators are charting the route to an autonomous future. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/business/self-driving-trucks.html Self-Driving Trucks Tractor-trailers w...
by Garrett
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Development Dream Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Development Dream Journal

This is fun, I wish we had more threads like this. My spin : First, I think St. Mary's should stay open, but should go down to a two lane, bidirectional road with parallel parking, and wider sidewalks. Do the same with Leavenworth. Get rid of these commuter streets. Then I think you close off Howar...
by Garrett
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: New building to replace OM Diner?
Replies: 47
Views: 5850

Re: New building to replace OM Diner?

Brad wrote:
Coyote wrote:Site Plan Review was submitted to the Planning Commission.


And you might know the guy that drafted that site plan... :shock:


And what does this site plan call for?
by Garrett
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Development Dream Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Development Dream Journal

Just going to throw some ideas out there. https://i.imgur.com/HALC398.jpg St Mary's Square is a $40 million overhaul of the intersection of Howard/St. Mary's/17th streets. West-bound traffic can take Jackson street, just to the south. Access to the various parking lots and garages remain intact Fea...
by Garrett
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 50
Views: 3256

Re: New Kiewit HQ

Well according to a post over on DSM's forum the IT department for Kiewit will be staying in their current building. I checked with a friend who is a senior IT manager at Kiewit and she stated IT may eventually be going downtown as well. Greg That is also what I heard earlier today. As for working ...
by Garrett
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 50
Views: 3256

Re: New Kiewit HQ

So what's going to be with Kiewit Plaza? Berkshire going to move a bunch of subsidiaries in? WIth how hot the area is, who knows, there could even be an apartment conversion. Overall, incredible news though. I’ve been saying for a while that North Downtown needs a major office anchor to help make i...
by Garrett
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modifications to eOmahaForums
Replies: 740
Views: 68232

Re: Modifications to eOmahaForums

What was that “site suspended” about this morning?
by Garrett
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 158767

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Unless they figure out some way to limit voting on it, to those in the vicinity of the line itself, as was done in KC... it will never come to fruition. Ask every voter in the city of Omaha to approve it... it fails. I wonder if they could do a special TIF district for it, like the one they made he...
by Garrett
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 66
Views: 7766

Re: Conagra campus development plans

Confirmed with someone from Hines that Great Wolf Lodge is 100% locked in as part of this development. Should be the cornerstone for the entire thing. Great to see Omaha finally acting like a contender instead of a pretender. I feel like you're being sarcastic here given that there is no resort hot...
by Garrett
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 66
Views: 7766

Re: Conagra campus development plans

This looks incredible! Super exciting for downtown and the city. Combined details and timeline: Envisioned as a 10-year project that breaks ground in 2019, the initiative would build nine new structures containing roughly 500,000 square feet of office space, more than 80,000 square feet of retail sp...
by Garrett
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 258
Views: 22899

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

OverlookedFarm wrote:Millenials that crave the "gig economy" refuse to commute if they dont have to. They want to skinny jean next door to the office 2 times a week.



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by Garrett
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tax Reform & Effect on Omaha
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Tax Reform & Effect on Omaha

These bonds have allowed some developers to get rich at the expense of the workers in society who never really benefit from the development. Either the projects are for poor people and the workers don't qualify because they have more than three digits of net assets. Or, they are for the hipsters wh...
by Garrett
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 411
Views: 12214

Re: Nebraska License Plates

Okay, this is getting out of hand http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/choose-life-nebraska-license-plate-design-unveiled/article_61d45354-d38d-11e7-b70c-dbf48d27f60b.html Start with the standard issue license plate. Have your school branded plates, not a problem. Distinguish yourself as a military s...
by Garrett
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1010
Views: 108164

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Holy |expletive|! That's really exciting. Also, as far as the long-shot Amazon stuff could go, the clear potential and ability to add international destinations is great.
by Garrett
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: US Conference of Mayors long term metro population report-
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: US Conference of Mayors long term metro population report-

I’m pretty sure by 2046 Fremont will become part of the MSA. Would Lincoln ever be added to the MSA? Or would it only be added to the CSA? It’s possible if enough people start commuting between the core counties. I wouldn’t count on it though. Not MSA. But as I stated in a post earlier today, if th...
by Garrett
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 48
Views: 2497

Re: Amazon HQ2

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Meh, it's still a long shot...

I'm mildly annoyed that the author believes New Orleans is in the midwest.


I stopped reading at “New Orleans=Midwest”
by Garrett
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 69093

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: 69093

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: 69093

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: 69093

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: 69093

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: 417
Views: 68743

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: 417
Views: 68743

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: 60716

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: 1674

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: 51
Views: 3434

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: 51
Views: 3434

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: 1938
Views: 158767

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: 1010
Views: 108164

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: 1674

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...

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