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by Busguy2010
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 21
Views: 657

Re: Park East District

Why the Quarters? “It’s what you make of it,” said Swan. He said the name nods to the area’s living and working quarters and can refer also to its 25th Street artery. "It's what you make of it", i.e. it's a poorly thought out name that was published in the OWH by someone who probably know...
by Busguy2010
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 21
Views: 657

Re: Park East District

Honestly, how can we help here? We can't allow that name to stick. Anybody have any history and general context to offer? Farnam west of 20th used to be called "auto row", there's the adult time out center literally smack dab in the center of this area and it takes up a lot of room. That h...
by Busguy2010
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 21
Views: 657

Re: Park East District

But has anyone heard of this district being named the Quarters District? I saw it in the newspaper. It cannot be a serious attempt at naming a whole sector of the city. If I can meet whomever thought of that name, I'd look at them in the eye, and slap 'em. A sorry attempt that is. Park East is bett...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Amateur Coffee (3913 Cuming St)
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Amateur Coffee (3913 Cuming St)

Was pretty busy when we stopped in, I think you'd be surprised by the demographics of Joslyn Castle now that Blackstone had gentrified Well, my initial thought was "This would probably do very well in Blackstone". My experiences with the neighborhood have been very much the opposite of th...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Amateur Coffee (3913 Cuming St)
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Amateur Coffee (3913 Cuming St)

Amateur Coffee a new Vegan Coffee Parlor has opened at 3913 Cuming St in the Joslyn Castle Neighborhood. http://www.amateurcoffee.com/ I've noticed that place has been there for a long while. It looks like they're trying hard enough, I just don't know if the clientele is in the neighborhood. Not a ...
by Busguy2010
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oakdale Flats
Replies: 28
Views: 3011

Re: Oakdale Flats

Kinda weird... So your garage is effectively your front door and your front door only gets used when you feel like going for a cute little 300 ft walk. Okay... :?
by Busguy2010
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Garage Lofts--424 S 24th St
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Garage Lofts--424 S 24th St

That whole southwest area of downtown is becoming my favorite. I see it becoming the "living" portion of downtown and it'll be nice to see the area fill up with residents and everyday needs kind of businesses.
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Suburb vs Urban Transportation
Replies: 34
Views: 270

Re: 1200 Landmark Center

Some of us think it's a waste of tax payer dollars providing all these buses that you see driving around town with just one or two people in it. Please, as an honest inquiry for information, when you see an empty or near empty bus, take note of the route number, destination, time of day, and locati...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1493

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

It's a different world out there... It almost makes me wish there was a political divide at I-680 and I-80 to Harrison, and anything west and north of that takes care of itself. Hmm, I'm beginning to think that half of the city couldn't come close to being able to afford all the niceties its experie...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1493

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

In an ideal, utopian city, you would certainly not be deprived of a bus line on major thoroughfares such as 132nd Street. However, the style of low-density, autocentric, non-grided suburban development that has been allowed to occur in that area makes transit financially unfeasible. It's a trade of...
by Busguy2010
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1493

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

If Billy is two miles from his suburban destination and a city bus is traveling 35mph in an entirely separate and more densely populated area which provides more effective service, how many apples will he have left after he gets off your lawn. In all seriousness, there should be at least a little c...
by Busguy2010
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Prairie Queen "New Urban" Development
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Prairie Queen "New Urban" Development

Very refreshing. Now I'd like to see more of this architecture where it makes even more sense in the older parts of town!
by Busguy2010
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1493

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

Nice to see a better idea of the route for the new beltway, but it better be limited access. What's the point, otherwise?
by Busguy2010
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Jukes Ale Works
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: Jukes Ale Works

Fresh03 wrote:once they got into it and started doing work, they found it needed to be a complete tear down.

Someone didn't do their homework.
by Busguy2010
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

buildomaha wrote:“well I like driving myself”
:shrug:
by Busguy2010
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Humans are always going to have errors because we’re human. We just can’t avoid the obvious advantage of lives saved by having a much safer driving situation. I don't think it's going to be that peachy. Machines, cumputers, and robots fail all the time for the very same reason. Also, I'd argue most...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Is a Streetcar not an autonomous vehicle? Streetcars have operators, as long as we keep it that way. Which reminds me of the D.C. metro accident. Right now I can drive hands free with my car for about 80% of my 17 mile drive to work. If Omaha and Papillion would do a better job of marking the stree...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

more of a tertiary society that has a large service based industry. Well, I guess I don't find a lot of value in that. Service industry sucks and anybody can do it, thus why they never pay enough to live well off of. So you have a lot of skilled people doing jobs anybody can do, being paid what tha...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I’m sure there were also excellent horse carriage drivers, chimney sweeps, and telephone operators, unfortunately the world changes and people either adapt or they don’t. Well this would be another drop in the bucket. We're moving away from being a society filled with skilled, useful people, to a s...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

They’ve been shown to be safer and will ultimately be cheaper if you don’t need to pay for driving labor. I feel terrible for competent, professional drivers. Just another subset of humans being made obsolete in the name of industry money. Especially because that is the best thing some people know ...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Because driving sucks and is terribly dangerous. I enjoy driving. I'm skeptical that autonomous vehicles will solve the safety issue. I think this will happen : People reluctantly accept AV's into the real world. Car manufacturers are moving toward producing only AV's They still get into accidents,...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future
Replies: 24
Views: 1493

Re: Omaha transportation's $7.4B future

I'd be willing to bet that when you take 75 North on to I80 west, that's even higher above the ground than on that East 80 on to 29. You could be correct about this, but you don't get the illusion of height because you don't go up when you get on it, you're already up there. So I see what Grandpa i...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

My question about autonomous vehicles is why?
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Wish List
Replies: 16
Views: 646

Re: 2018 Wish List

We've been conditioned to make our wishlists too realistic because we've very optimistic in the past. Dodge Street BRT is supposed to be finished in 2018. I hope it is, and that it's heavily used among new riders. I hope a concrete streetcar plan is announced with a scheduled groundbreaking. I hope ...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Thinking more about that article during the day leaves me shaking my head. The article was talking about Semis and trucks that would be driving down I-80 without human drivers. That concept is about as obviously flawed and ridiculous as Amazon someday delivering packages to our houses by drones. I ...
by Busguy2010
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Development Dream Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Development Dream Journal

Too much of the original street grid has already been closed-off. We should be opening back up more grid if anything. Keeping 17th open all the way up to north downtown is important. although I'd like to see it become two-way. I'd like to see 15th street opened back up from Capitol to Chicago. I ag...
by Busguy2010
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2017-2018 Winter Storms
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: 2017-2018 Winter Storms

So I am seeing between -18 and -20 potentially on New Years night. I wonder the last time we got that low here? Doesn't help when a bunch of people will be out drinking in that kind of cold. I was in Casper, WY last December for work and it was -32 air temp, so cold it was almost numbing rather tha...
by Busguy2010
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Development Dream Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Development Dream Journal

They will probably call it SWEDO
by Busguy2010
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Development Dream Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 436

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 Howard...
by Busguy2010
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 258
Views: 23004

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

:hi: https://therealdeal.com/2017/12/17/americas-got-three-new-neighborhoods-in-the-works-which-would-you-bet-on/ "Developer Noodle (yes, that’s right)" Tee-hee, I like how they misread Noddle and reaffirmed that it is, indeed, Noodle. I won't lie, a while when by when Aksarben first star...
by Busguy2010
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 84th street Methodist to pacific (street widening?)
Replies: 27
Views: 1836

Re: 84th street Methodist to pacific (street widening?)

bigredmed1 wrote:It's three lanes in the south end. Lots of widening, esp the sidewalks.


It's always been three lanes at Pacific. They added a turn lane at Farnam, but this is in no way now a three lane road.
by Busguy2010
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 84th street Methodist to pacific (street widening?)
Replies: 27
Views: 1836

Re: 84th street Methodist to pacific (street widening?)

HR Paperstacks wrote:They didn’t make it three lanes? I thought that was one of the main points of this.


Yeah, me too! It's just like it was only in concrete and with real storm drains.
by Busguy2010
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 84th street Methodist to pacific (street widening?)
Replies: 27
Views: 1836

Re: 84th street Methodist to pacific (street widening?)

I don't know how long 84th has been open, but I used it last night. It seems pretty freshly opened. I'll be honest, I'm completely underwhelmed. For it to be closed as long as it was, I'd expected it to be a three lane road. Since it appears very well finished, I fully expect the road to remain two ...
by Busguy2010
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

It seems like this would open the possibility of a circulator route back up. My ambitious dreams have whittled down over the years and I currently think only three streetcars routes would ever make it. Farnam, Tenth Street, and a Downtown Circulator. I would really love to see one on Park avenue but...
by Busguy2010
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1938
Views: 159084

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The valuable bit of information in the article is that the report is due at the end of December now. They easily could have just said "A report originally set to be released in October is now due for the end of December." But this is streetcar related so the longer the article, the more th...
by Busguy2010
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11088

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

mrsticka wrote:Meanwhile, Riley is going back to Oregon State. But this time as assistant head coach.


I don't get Oregon State's love affair with Mike Riley.
by Busguy2010
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11088

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Rex Burkhead anyone? Added two rushing touchdowns today So far this year he has 3 rushing and 3 reception TD's. The Patriots know how to utilize this guy and he looks like the Rex we all knew and I highly recommend setting aside some time to watch him play. It's refreshing to see a former Husker gre...
by Busguy2010
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11088

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Coyote wrote:Peach Bowl
#7 Auburn
#12 UCF


Winnable, in all honesty.
by Busguy2010
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11088

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Clemson Oklahoma Georgia Alabama It should be interesting to see a rematch of last years championship in the semifinal this year. Also glad to see newcomer Georgia in the mix. Although I do wish Wisconsin could have sealed the deal, they obviously just didn't have it and I feel they would have just...
by Busguy2010
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11088

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Some people do make some great points though. Now would be the perfect opportunity to hold an impromptu wildcard game. I'm just sayin', when it's this hard to decide, why not let the teams do it for us?

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