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by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Filling in the map nicely. All Eppley needs are Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Philadelphia, Dulles, BWI, JFK, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Toronto, Cancun, maybe a few more. The only one with any semblance of realism right now is Boston and maybe Philadelphia. The other seem unli...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 99
Views: 17963

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

One other thing about this design. Think of the land that would have been free for other development rather the current design needing so much more land for rooms.
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: G.I looks to build new airport terminal
Replies: 76
Views: 6540

Re: G.I looks to build new airport terminal

Will be interesting to see how Central Nebraska Regional Airport fairs if Trumps's budget proposal passes and airport's like this one lose subsidies they receive from the EAS program. Could be a shot in the arm to Lincoln and Omaha but at the cost of people in central Nebraska. Does it still receiv...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Filling in the map nicely. All Eppley needs are Ft. Lauderdale, Boston, Philadelphia, Dulles, BWI, JFK, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, San Antonio, Toronto, Cancun, maybe a few more. I had to take a screen shot. It wouldn't let me save the image. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/Nova...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

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.
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 40
Views: 4720

Re: Gordman's Business News

Here's a bit more backstory to the Sun Capital Partners/Gordman's story. They didn't break any law but it sure makes them look like, well, Gordon Gecko. It's from July of 2014 so it's not exactly new news. http://seekingalpha.com/article/2310075-gordmans-forced-dividend-payout-by-sun-capital-is-haun...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Interesting that non-stops keep getting added despite big businesses falling left and right in the metro. Gordman's wipes out another 500 employees. Are there a lot of Gordman's employees flying in and out of Omaha? I know my company takes full advantage of nonstops in/out of Omaha. With West Corp....
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Omaha's economy is robust, diversified and growing.. + jobs have been added every year this decade.. Which is evident in its healthy metro population growth rate..airlines recognize this growth with additions to the Omaha daily non stop repertoire.. if the growth and need was not fact, none of thes...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I was at a meeting here of the Detroit Regional Chamber. I met a VP from Delta who is involved in route expansion. I asked him about PDEW and he said he knew of it but that data isn't used in their decision, nor by any other carriers that he knows of. They have an extensive formula for deciding rout...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Candidates for expansion: Miami Ft. Lauderdale (Both MIA and FLL are gateways to South & Central America) Philadelphia (Intl Gateway) Boston (Intl Gateway) Memphis (?) Nashville (?) Austin San Antonio San Diego JFK (Huge Intl Gateway) BWI Dulles (Another Intl Gateway) Ft. Myers And if you're exp...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Just playing with the math, if OMA has a 5% increase over 2016 it would be 4,566,357 a record. At a 6% increase it would be 4,610,451. 6% for 2018 puts you at 4,887,079. Another 6% bump in 2019 and you're at 5,180,303 and you're hitting a pretty big target for terminal expansion, yes?
by NovakOmaha
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

So Eppley is giving us the silent treatment on 2017 stats? March 5 & no January or February numbers? They were usually out with prior month's numbers by around the 20th. Something they don't want to share with the public?
by NovakOmaha
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)
Replies: 32
Views: 1281

Re: Avenue One (192nd & Dodge)

I'll bet everything in my pocket to everything in your pocket that the final development is nothing like the proposal. Houses and apartments probably, one or two strip malls probably, a subway, a gas station, a store of some kind, but and maybe I'm jaded by what Dodge between 168th and 204th could h...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 23
Views: 2249

Re: Conagra campus development plans

RNcyanide wrote:Sooooooooo, how about that corporate annoumcement??

60-90 days
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

As long as you get a shiny new StreetCar who cares about the creditors and people that Detroit stiffed and screwed out of billions and billions of dollars? :what: Is that how you roll? That has been how the Donald rolls for years, Diane. Were going to build a big beautiful wall along our Southern b...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

As long as you get a shiny new StreetCar who cares about the creditors and people that Detroit stiffed and screwed out of billions and billions of dollars? :what: Is that how you roll? You're not in Hooterville anymore, Giligan. It's the big city & we'll squish you like a bug. Got that, Diane?
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

If the CLINK is not a boondoggle and is so successful then how come it is not even half paid for yet after all these years? :lol: Diane? That you? My how you've changed... You say something about you are in Detroit? Great we got a guy from a city who took out bankruptcy now encouraging Omaha to thr...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

If the CLINK is not a boondoggle and is so successful then how come it is not even half paid for yet after all these years? :lol: Diane? That you? My how you've changed... Seriously, for those to whom mortgages are not understood, here goes.... One, it opened in 2003, thus it's 13 years old. If the...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

If memory serves, the person you're referring to is Diane Marie Hayes.. Her credibility was shot completely to pieces within 12 months after the CLink opened. Of course for us "in the know" it was shot to pieces long before that (as it related to the arena issue at least) :;): ... Ciao..L...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

There seems to be real legs with the streetcar potential this go around.. as Novak stated, if the big $$ movers and shakers in the city want it and contribute, the streetcar vision for Omaha will become reality.. and to the chagrin of a few members here, lol... Ciao..LiO...Peace I don't know how ma...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I just looked it up. KC's line cost $102 million for 2 miles. Detroit's cost $137 million for 3.3 miles. As near as I can figure the proposed route is over 3.5 miles so $156 million seems to fall in line with the others. To show you how we do things in Detroit the QLine hasn't even started yet but d...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

There is a $250 million housing development along the new Detroit light rail line that never would have happened without the line. Lot's more coming as well. Would Detroit be experiencing the amazing development that is happening without the line? Yes, but this is spurring even more. The Detroit lin...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1802
Views: 137466

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I love reading the comments regarding today's owh streetcar story. Some of the people commenting have been hibernating since they commented that the proposed Omaha Convention Center/Arena would fail miserably. Nice to see them crawl out of their holes!
by NovakOmaha
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 73
Views: 5138

Re: Detroit

Yeah, it's got some truth to it. The job to do in the neighborhoods is nothing short of massive. They did redo the street lights & that had to be done. They are demolishing tens of thousands of abandoned homes. The thing is, what's happening in downtown & midtown & around them is amazing...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 73
Views: 5138

Re: Detroit

Initially I heard 60 stories, is it now 52? Greg For now, Greg, yes. While Gilbert has pretty much done what he said he'd do in his other projects this is still fluid and I heard on the radio that he reserves the right to downsize the project if the legislature doesn't do what he wants with tax inc...
by NovakOmaha
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 73
Views: 5138

Re: Detroit (More from Dan Gilbert. This is big)

Dan Gilbert, the Quicken Loans & Cleveland Cavaliers (among lots of others) guy, is remaking Detroit.

http://hudsonssitedetroit.com/
by NovakOmaha
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 71
Views: 2236

Re: Facebook Data Center

I'm surprised they are building all these data centers. What if people stop using Facebook more & more? Myspace was so big at one time. Now, who even goes there? I am using Facebook much less, personally... Also, I was glad to reunite with people from my past, but I just don't feel I have to sp...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1015
Views: 114544

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Greg S wrote:Which comes first, Crossroads Village, streetcar on Farnam, or redevelopment of the Civic site/Tetrad Development?

Greg


None of them. It's going to be another 10,000 sq ft lookalike strip mall in far west Omaha with a subway and a Buckys or something along that line....sadly
by NovakOmaha
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

From today's W-H Editorial section: "...Eppley served about 4.3 million people last year, up 4.2 percent from 2015."... I wouldn't be me if I didn't pick on the local monopoly fishwrap. Yes I suppose 4,349,486 is "about" 4.3 million, but it's really closer to "about" 4...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Omaha Hotel Boom
Replies: 40
Views: 3678

Re: Omaha Hotel Boom

Full service Marriotts are convention-focused hotels. Big ballrooms, and loads of meeting space. Why would that sort of hotel want to hitch itself to a medical center? Convention goers don't exactly want to look out onto ERs and dozens of rescue squads with sirens blaring at all hours. They prefer ...
by NovakOmaha
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Ok, let's clear up a few things here as I started this latest conversation.... With tongue firmly in cheek I mentioned "Des Moines INTERNATIONAL envy". They chose to name their airport International. Yes, yes, yes it's ok for them to do that. And no, no, no, they don't currently have any f...
by NovakOmaha
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

For reasons totally unrelated I pulled up the Eppley entry in Wikipedia, and was kind of surprised to see the name of the airport, as interpreted by the Wikipedia contributors, of course) as "Eppley International Airport" at the start of the article. Eppley International Airport (IATA: OM...
by NovakOmaha
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps & Google Earth
Replies: 287
Views: 42665

Re: Google Maps & Google Earth

Evidently this type of decoration is all the rage. Whatever that building is at Tivoli around 175 & Center has it too.

Image
by NovakOmaha
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79621

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Quarter 2 PDEW Chicago- 374 D.C.- 323 L.A.- 292 Denver- 278 NYC- 252 Phoenix- 250 Dallas- 220 Las Vegas- 202 San Francisco- 176 Orlando- 160 Atlanta- 145 Seattle- 120 St. Louis- 115 Houston- 103 Boston- 100 Portland- 97 Tampa- 93 San Diego- 90 Minneapolis- 76 Charlotte- 74 Miami- 73 Detroit- 65 Phi...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1015
Views: 114544

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I'd rather live in a garbage dumpster than Detroit. I'm happy here, but I would be pretty happy in Grosse Pointe overlooking Lake St Clair. Minutes from downtown with 4 pro sports and not too far from 2 major Big 10 schools. Detroit gets a bum wrap. My college roommate started interning at GM in th...
by NovakOmaha
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Theater
Replies: 142
Views: 13555

Re: Dundee Theater

I'm just curious if RH Realty, which has as its office 3555 Harney, is paying rent to the owner of that building. #nepotism
by NovakOmaha
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208101

Re: Official: Capitol District

I just wish that someone would bust loose with a 25 story condo or apartment tower on one of the vacant or parking lots on Capitol.
by NovakOmaha
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Omaha Hotel Boom
Replies: 40
Views: 3678

Re: Omaha Hotel Boom

I wonder if they took into account the closure of some hotels, such as the Carol & the Westmont. Between the two that is over 300 rooms and a hit to that part of town.
by NovakOmaha
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: Millennials Population Growth per City
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Millennials Population Growth per City

I enjoyed the part about Brat Pitt being the "farmer from Omaha...."

Yep, just the other day I watched a video about the crops on the farm at 72nd & Dodge. Oh wait. That's the Crossroads parking lot...
by NovakOmaha
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1015
Views: 114544

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I didn't look back to see when this whole fiasco started but here in Detroit the Ilitch family who own Little Caesars, the Detroit Tigers & the Detroit Red Wings proposed, financed, reached agreement with the city and will finish an arena and surrounding residential, office and retail district ...

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