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by iamjacobm
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri River Cruises?
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Missouri River Cruises?

Kind of pulling this from the DSM board, but I found it interesting. At least the potential of it interesting. American Cruise Lines is building new boats for river cruises in America that aren't the hokey design that mimics old ships, but instead new modern designs that more resemble a yacht. Appar...
by iamjacobm
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1331
Views: 150205

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

The building immediately west of The Session Room is for sale. Could be a great site for a 5 story apartment/retail project.
by iamjacobm
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 591
Views: 46465

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

EricHaley wrote:I thought I read that the parking garage was being demolished too. Is this no longer the case?


That was always planned to stay.
by iamjacobm
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)
Replies: 148
Views: 12323

Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

skinzfan23 wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Elevator shaft is up to get a perspective on the scale of this project. Going to have a great presence for the area.

Any pictures? I have been meaning to get one for a while now, but forget every time I am down there.


No sorry. Just saw it on my way home from the airport.
by iamjacobm
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)
Replies: 148
Views: 12323

Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Elevator shaft is up to get a perspective on the scale of this project. Going to have a great presence for the area.
by iamjacobm
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2321
Views: 208645

Re: Official: Capitol District

Could be pouring the surface lot under 480 soon.
by iamjacobm
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Corvina (Butternut Site)
Replies: 226
Views: 24484

Re: Corvina (Butternut Site)

MTO wrote:When does the car spa open?


Its open.
by iamjacobm
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1825
Views: 138347

Re: So You Wanna Build a Streetcar ...

This may be of interest ... http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/5-things-every-trolley-craving-mayor-should-know-214915 I felt like this is a very fair look at modern streetcars and makes some great points. The 5 criteria laid out for a successful line were: 1. Put streetcars where the p...
by iamjacobm
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)
Replies: 201
Views: 12866

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 iamjacobm
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Business
Topic: JC Penny's
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: JC Penny's

Nebraska Closures:

Fremont Mall: Fremont
Downtown McCook: McCook
Platte River Mall: North Platte
by iamjacobm
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 499
Views: 54552

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Ahh your saying the very top. I mean maybe halfway between the windows and the roof it looks like the brick will have some variation. I think any attempt at those cornices today would come off looking really cheap TBH. There just isn't a modern replacement for the materials that they used to build w...
by iamjacobm
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 499
Views: 54552

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:Needs some cornice/entablature. What's with all these flat brick walls? (I know, I know, it's for cost)


I think if you look closely the brick is slightly stepped down on the top. Tough to tell for sure though.
by iamjacobm
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Avanti Townhomes 10th and Pierce
Replies: 27
Views: 2988

Re: Avanti Townhomes 10th and Pierce

http://www.omaha.com/money/changes-ahead-south-of-downtown-omaha-as-grace-university-plans/article_57582efb-f9b9-5b67-b10c-b4353b1224c5.html The $7 million Avanti town house project that had been proposed southeast of 10th and Pierce Streets has been ditched. PJ Morgan Real Estate had planned to bu...
by iamjacobm
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Grace University
Replies: 28
Views: 3099

Re: Grace University

http://www.omaha.com/money/changes-ahead-south-of-downtown-omaha-as-grace-university-plans/article_57582efb-f9b9-5b67-b10c-b4353b1224c5.html » Omaha Public Schools has a contract to buy the most high-profile chunk that borders 10th Street and stretches eastward two blocks between Pine and Worthingt...
by iamjacobm
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 506
Views: 8917

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

CU adds another 4* to the 2017 class. This one a 6'11" Center that is skilled, but needs to put on weight. Same HS team as 5* Brian Bowen who the Jays are in the final 3 with Arizona and Michigan St.
by iamjacobm
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 499
Views: 54552

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

TIF request for "The Blackstone Knoll" at 3902 Harney. The property goes all the way to Farnam so its a good size. I am guessing this current building on the site gets demoed for a larger project. A Site Plan was just submitted for 3902 Harney LLC: image.jpeg TIF Request for Blackstone Kn...
by iamjacobm
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)
Replies: 201
Views: 12866

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
by iamjacobm
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Turner Park East
Replies: 73
Views: 5267

Re: Turner Park East

I find it a little odd that they have announced all this and according to the DC Assessor the Runza is still owned by a different entity.
by iamjacobm
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Omaha's Automobile Row
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Omaha's Automobile Row

All Makes is supposed to be updating their exterior. Good news as the current awnings are getting pretty beat up.
by iamjacobm
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 374
Views: 48038

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

It appears on the webcam that the hotel portion has started site work. Permits say an 84,607 SF building.
by iamjacobm
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 13th and William Revitalization
Replies: 24
Views: 2406

Re: 13th and William Revitalization

Archetype Coffee, located in Blackstone, will open a location in this redevelopment.
by iamjacobm
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 40
Views: 4754

Re: Gordman's Business News

http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/state/as-gordmans-looks-to-liquidate-retailer-could-join-conagra-and/article_bad16800-0905-11e7-85df-4b6670b37b18.html A Florida-based investment firm called Sun Capital owns about 50 percent of Gordmans shares outstanding, or about 10 million shares. The investment f...
by iamjacobm
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Bucky's Business News
Replies: 41
Views: 3622

Re: Bucky's Business News

Looks like they have bought land in Texas and planned to open 6 stores in the Houston area, but are being sued by Buc-ee's(a gas station/C-Store in TX) to keep them out because of the name.
by iamjacobm
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 40
Views: 4754

Re: Gordman's Business News

450 more jobs lost in the market.
by iamjacobm
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 729
Views: 79901

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

What a week! Good conversations earlier this month everyone, the airlines were obviously listening :;): .
by iamjacobm
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2321
Views: 208645

Re: Official: Capitol District

Also the pricing isn't all that far out of line for what something that scale has to cost. 10 story prefab steel=/=5 floor stick built. This is more anecdotal than backed by stats, but I know someone that lives in DT Memphis and and according to them rents there are cheaper than DTO pretty much acro...
by iamjacobm
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Omaha River Walk
Replies: 28
Views: 1742

Re: Omaha River Walk

Personally I'd rather that city leaders first focus on connecting Heartland of America Park to the Old Market rather than doing this. There is basically a superblock (Landmark building complex) blocking the Old Market from the GLM and that is a problem that is not going away anytime soon. Might as ...
by iamjacobm
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: West Broadway Corridor Plan
Replies: 83
Views: 6900

Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

I get the businesses not wanting this because they have had easy access for decades now. Whatever they do w/o medians wont end up looking all that great IMO though.
by iamjacobm
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2321
Views: 208645

Re: Official: Capitol District

thenewguy wrote:It could be that i was attempting to browse on my phone, but for the life of me, i could not locate the actual floor plans (besides pricing and then 'contact us' when you click 1 bed, 1 bath, etc)


I wasn't able to find actual floor plans either.
by iamjacobm
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Omaha River Walk
Replies: 28
Views: 1742

Re: Omaha River Walk

I still don't see it. First is the big problem with Leahy Mall. It's below street level. 2nd, it was not built to accommodate any type of boats. With those two deficiencies, it can't possibly be a "San Antonio Riverwalk" or even what they have running throguh Bricktown in OKC. Greg I thin...
by iamjacobm
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 506
Views: 8917

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

skinzfan23 wrote:I think for once Creighton got fairly seeded and I would much rather play Oregon than Baylor or UCLA in the second round.


RI is going to be a battle. They are legit.
by iamjacobm
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: 2017 College World Series

I think the wind is certainly a huge factor. I think the bats have been a big factor too.
by iamjacobm
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: 2017 College World Series

My brother-in-law has been on the waiting list a couple of decades for CWS season tickets. He was offered them after moving up 600 spots on the list this year. He moved up 600 spots in one year. By not moving in the outfield wall at TD, it's going to cost the city way more in the long run. Any idea...
by iamjacobm
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: 2017 College World Series

I think it is less an indictment of the product on the field and more of just a sign of the times. Season tickets for every sport coast to coast are becoming a tougher and tougher sell.
by iamjacobm
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stir Concert Cove 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Stir Concert Cove 2017

The Shins announced for May 20th.
by iamjacobm
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 506
Views: 8917

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

I really think they handle X tonight. Their home losses to Providence and Xavier in the regular season were incredibly similar late game collapses. I think they have them figured out and will win by double digits again.
by iamjacobm
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 729
Views: 79901

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

As shown by last year a great way to grow our passenger numbers is to grow our capacity. Always good to hear new destinations.
by iamjacobm
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 16th Street Master Plan
Replies: 340
Views: 39714

Re: 16th Street Master Plan

I don't know if this is even physically possible but my favorite option would be to keep the western half of the building plus the middle elevator part, but demolish the eastern part that is over 16th street. That way you keep a tall building but also reconnect 16th street. A tunnel I think would m...
by iamjacobm
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Turner Park East
Replies: 73
Views: 5267

Re: Turner Park East

Interesting about the city paying for it. I would imagine they won't do the same 3 free hours as the Mutual owned garages.
by iamjacobm
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 440
Views: 44963

Re: UNO Campus Update

All lanes of 67th Street between Pacific Street and Mammel Hall (Lot 5) will be closed all day from 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24, to accommodate the deconstruction and haul away of the tower cranes used for the UNO Pacific Street Garage project. Good planning doing it...

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