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by edsas
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 67505

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 edsas
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 67505

Re: Official: Gene Leahy Mall

I'm with you, Brad. Leave GLM the way it is. Paving it over would be a colossal waste of money.
by edsas
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

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

Demolish on existing structures begins:

http://journalstar.com/news/local/video ... e-latest-2
by edsas
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Cabela's - World's Foremost Outfitter
Replies: 81
Views: 6362

Re: Cabela's - World's Foremost Outfitter

Been a tough decade for Nebraska-based HQs. I really don't see how this will do anything but decimate Sydney. :(
by edsas
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 374
Views: 7230

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

I don't think Mike Riley is going to right this ship. But the coaching carousel hasn't worked for Nebraska, either. What if instead of firing Riley, we don't extend his contract (any more than it already has been), but make one addition to the contract. A $1 million bonus for every Top 10 recruiting...
by edsas
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 374
Views: 7230

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Did Oregon decide to take a nap? This was simply a case of NU digging themselves too big of a hole.. But yet, they still almost crawled out of it.. If you're a Husker fan, you have hope. NU competed big time in the 2nd half when they could have completely folded.. This is a loss that the coaching s...
by edsas
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 374
Views: 7230

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Coach, that situation was totally preventable by NOT snapping the ball with ten seconds on the play clock when up by two scores. There are a lot of things I like about Mike Riley (his personality being one of the top aspects). But his game management drives me absolutely bonkers. I can't understand...
by edsas
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 374
Views: 7230

Yep. Defense is worse than I was expecting. Offense is about what I thought it would be. JD Speilman -- WOW! Arkansas State's offense might be a little better than I figured. I hope so. Diaco appeared to make some good half time adjustments. But that first half was just murder. I think Nebraska stil...
by edsas
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 374
Views: 7230

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

NU 45 ASU 17 Yes, Arkansas State is a decent Sun Belt team. They embarrassed Scott Frost in their bowl game to close out last season. But I think Riley has finally got this team in position to play with the top of the conference. I firmly believe Nebraska wins the West this year and will have the fi...
by edsas
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??
Replies: 20
Views: 795

Re: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??

Been to Colorado Springs probably 2 dozen times. Father-in-law lives there. Familiar enough with it. Not what I'd call a vibrant hub of urbanity, frankly. Certainly a pleasant enough city with some truly spectacular scenery, but Omaha's vibe is way better. I only read the first page of the thread. G...
by edsas
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 14,000 show up for Omaha Women's March
Replies: 43
Views: 1900

Re: 14,000 show up for Omaha Women's March

Natural attrition will ultimately leave today's progressives in power by default. It's the way of things. Enjoy a last gasp of conservatism for the time being. No offense 'grandpa', but you'll be dead soon enough (note that wasn't necessarily directed at you, Smucker, just your people :) ). I'd lik...
by edsas
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

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

Awesome! Third tallest in the city. Lincoln's skyline while finally make a noticeable change.
by edsas
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 20885

Re: Official: Capitol District

Does anyone remember the politics behind that decision? Who benefited the most in that decision? To lessen the burden on tax payers: http://www.eomahaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3424&hilit=Mariott I seem to remember Fahey calling Hilton more "Union-friendly" than Mariott. I re...
by edsas
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: I Just Went To COLUMBUS, NE. And, liked it!
Replies: 24
Views: 1373

Re: I Just Went To COLUMBUS, NE. And, liked it!

My parents live in Columbus. They both grew up in Platte County and wanted to move there after my Dad retired since so many of their siblings live in the area. The bought a very nice home built in 1910 that sits on the northern edge of downtown (about 3 blocks away from the downtown square and only...
by edsas
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: I Just Went To COLUMBUS, NE. And, liked it!
Replies: 24
Views: 1373

Re: I Just Went To COLUMBUS, NE. And, liked it!

My parents live in Columbus. They both grew up in Platte County and wanted to move there after my Dad retired since so many of their siblings live in the area. The bought a very nice home built in 1910 that sits on the northern edge of downtown (about 3 blocks away from the downtown square and only ...
by edsas
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 70732

Re: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters

Seriously, I would love if they would just take everything out of Old Mill except the new Ameritrade HQ and Christ Community Church, and put a little semi-grid (like Aksarben Village) in there, and just start fresh. I think everything but those two structures do clear out in piecemeal way at first,...
by edsas
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 70732

Re: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters

This is why I don't like Ameritrade's design sitting in Old Mill. The design looks more urban-orientated to me, more fitting for a grid, imo. I say build high density, urban style everywhere and anywhere. Who's to say that over the next few decades, Old Mill won't transform into an urban enclave? T...
by edsas
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)
Replies: 320
Views: 36147

Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

^Interesting (about Millard's grid). I always kinda wondered why they put the streets at that angle. Along with Grand Island, some major cities that have downtown streets that angle 45-degrees off the main grid include Denver, Houston, Dallas, Portland, and Minneapolis. It's not necessarily an unco...
by edsas
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 70732

Re: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters

This was moved to Projects never built since it was their attempt at a downtown project, if another project with different plans and designs show up we can start a new thread for that location. Fair enough. I was trying to remain upbeat about this horrible news and I didn't realize where Lot B actu...
by edsas
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 70732

Re: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters

I'd rather see them go to the Old UP site (former Wallstreet tower) and combine it with a residential tower/parking garage to make enough income to make it happen. I don't think anything over 6 stories would be appropriate for the lot B site. Best to keep the towers closer to the CBD core. I see th...
by edsas
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 70732

Re: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters

I heard Stothert on KFAB this morning. It sounds like LOT B in downtown is very much in play for HDR. It was one of 12 sites the city initially proposed to HDR. The issue with the initial site appears to be that HDR doesn't want the city to acquire any property on its behalf through imminent domain....
by edsas
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: "The Good Life" Going Away???
Replies: 57
Views: 3172

Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Actually, rewatching the video, the moment the Voice Over says, "not great, not horrible" -- within the first 10 seconds, that's your cue.
by edsas
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: "The Good Life" Going Away???
Replies: 57
Views: 3172

Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

Not trying to disparage anybody on here, but how can anyone watch that video and not realize it's a parody the moment they scroll "New York: Mean" across the Manhattan skyline?
by edsas
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: "The Good Life" Going Away???
Replies: 57
Views: 3172

Re: "The Good Life" Going Away???

:lol:

Awesome video.
by edsas
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Omaha Stations
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: Omaha Stations

Not to go too far off topic... But I remember in the 60's, Omaha radio stations would announce the market... Not the stock market, but the stock market... How many cows, pigs, where done in Omaha, Sioux City, Chicago... I would follow them like sports scores, always rooting for Omaha over Chicago. ...
by edsas
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

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

I'm a heavy-duty lurker nowadays. The difference between having 2 kids under 5 (when I used to post a lot ten years ago) and having 4 kids from 2 to 13. And moving back from Califonia...? Yep. Moved to La Vista in 2010. My wife and I decided the kids needed a proper Nebraska upbringing like we had....
by edsas
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

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

It shall be the tallest building in Lincoln since Wells Fargo Bank: http://journalstar.com/business/local/ninth-and-o-developers-seek-to-build-tallest-building-since/article_747a430d-2242-5e64-ad8e-53451d2b64c7.html It's been a long time edsas.. I hope all is well... Ciao..LiO...Peace I'm a heavy-d...
by edsas
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

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

It shall be the tallest building in Lincoln since Wells Fargo Bank:

http://journalstar.com/business/local/n ... b64c7.html
by edsas
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: Council Bluffs, the mysterious step child's growth
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Council Bluffs, the mysterious step child's growth

the housing developments carved out of the bluffs offer a Hollywood Hills-esque feel (without the funky architecture) Totally. I lived in LA for 10 years. Moved back to Omaha 5 years ago. Couple years back I had to drop a kid off at his dorm at Iowa Western at night and, as I was looking for the wa...
by edsas
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: NORTH PLATTE Regional Medical Center expansion.
Replies: 1
Views: 386

NORTH PLATTE Regional Medical Center expansion.

Went to Colorado in July and, as I drove past North Platte on I-80, I was surprised to see a construction crane and iron framework tall enough to be visible over the treeline. Wondered what it was. I couldn't find a related thread here, so I did some googling and found this: http://www.nptelegraph.c...
by edsas
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: I-80 (west of Lincoln)
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: I-80 (west of Lincoln)

Here's a journal star article about it:

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by edsas
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: I-80 (west of Lincoln)
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: I-80 (west of Lincoln)

Another 2.4 miles of widening I-80 to 6 lanes. It will mean the closing of that west side ramp that enters I-80 in the left lane. Kind of a shame. I always liked that ramp for its unique nature.
by edsas
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 645
Views: 58317

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

No, playing football at Nebraska is not a big deal. Correct, not when it comes to city development. Including that information in the report isn't about whether his athletic career relates to city development. WOWT correctly surmised that many readers in Omaha would instantly wonder if Zach Wiegert...
by edsas
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Yahoo Data Center (108th and Giles) AND CALL CENTER!
Replies: 32
Views: 6308

[font=Georgia] Yahoo shows off La Vista expansion, looking to add 100 jobs [/font] About 25 people have been hired since the customer service facility opened two weeks ago, and Yahoo hopes to fill another 65 positions by September. 25+65 = 100?  Interesting math from Emily. Reporters don't write th...
by edsas
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Possible move to Omaha from SoCal
Replies: 15
Views: 2590

Re: Possible move to Omaha from SoCal

[quote="edsas"][quote="Anonymous"]Hi Everyone- I am flying to Omaha on Monday for a job interview and if things go well I will be moving to Omaha within the next three weeks. I would love to get some perspectives on Omaha especially from people who have moved there from other st...
by edsas
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Possible move to Omaha from SoCal
Replies: 15
Views: 2590

Re: Possible move to Omaha from SoCal

Hi Everyone- I am flying to Omaha on Monday for a job interview and if things go well I will be moving to Omaha within the next three weeks. I would love to get some perspectives on Omaha especially from people who have moved there from other states. I have lived in Studio City California for the l...
by edsas
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: L14 Flats (14th & Leavenworth)
Replies: 99
Views: 22073

Big E wrote:
edsas wrote:Is the courtyard enclosed or are those pillows weather proof?


Those aren't pillows!


:lol:

How many cheeks does John Candy have? I'm counting at least 12.
by edsas
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: L14 Flats (14th & Leavenworth)
Replies: 99
Views: 22073

Is the courtyard enclosed or are those pillows weather proof?

Looks pretty cool regardless.

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