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by Busguy2010
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2017-2018 Winter Storms
Replies: 8
Views: 440

2018 Weather

WOW. It's currently thundering and raining 1/16th" to 1/8th" ice balls in Omaha. I did a little more research and I found out this is technically sleet and it has happened because the upper layers of the atmosphere are above freezing, while the ground layer is well below freezing. The rain...
by Busguy2010
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)
Replies: 455
Views: 45902

Re: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)

It would be a drop in the bucket for them. Also great customer service and a good way to corral their carts. Currently, bus shelters have to be built and maintained by the property owner where a stop is located. My guess is they don't want to maintain it more than any other reason. They'd have to c...
by Busguy2010
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)
Replies: 175
Views: 18291

Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

This style is what architects give to someone who wants a good looking building with minimal costs and efforts. There is no pride in having a blank, unrecognizable building with zero distinguishing features. Sorry to go off on this, but I wonder what happened to having pride in what you build. I do...
by Busguy2010
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Sunks
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: The Sunks

I'm indifferent to slightly leaning against this one. I don't live here, but I used to play around the sunks as a kid... I guess I'm struggling to see the point of this project. I think people who live around here should focus on landscaping their own properties :;): . If this will be privately fund...
by Busguy2010
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)
Replies: 455
Views: 45902

Re: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)

I have always wondered why the WalMart off of Blair high road doesn’t offer to put up a bus shelter and a cart corral as there is a bus stop right on 99th that their customers catch. A relatively good amount of people ride the bus to that Walmart for shopping, but I'm positive they make up a super ...
by Busguy2010
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 151
Views: 18350

Re: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)

This development has caught me by surprise. It was announced not even two years ago and the pace appears to be impressive. But, from the last picture, it looks like you're paying for costs behind converting a hospital into an apartment complex, not for your own particular living space. I'm basing my...
by Busguy2010
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Walnut Hill Park (38th and Nicholas Streets)
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Walnut Hill Park (38th and Nicholas Streets)

Take out the empty reservoirs, put in row houses and leave the park/give it to the city instead of mud. I just want to be honest... It's Walnut Hill. It's generally not very nice. People who live here don't have a lot of money and I'm concerned if that site gets opened up for development, something...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Walnut Hill Park (38th and Nicholas Streets)
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Walnut Hill Park (38th and Nicholas Streets)

Taco wrote:Would much rather see this as park space than redevelopment. I think any single use for the property would be out of proportion with the neighborhood.


I agree.
by Busguy2010
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 184
Views: 15281

Re: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan

I still like VI. I can eat breakfast any time of the day. I work by one in Bellevue and it still does really well. VI is not bad. I've been exposed to the restaurant business and in the case of VI it's about getting people in and out as quickly as possible with a satisfactory experience. I make bet...
by Busguy2010
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 40
Views: 2029

Re: Park East District

I'd rather just name it after a street going through the neighborhood, calling it "Farnam Park" or something like that to keep the "park" in the name. Simple and "boring" as that is, It's reasonable and I like it. I personally like a name with the word square in it, si...
by Busguy2010
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)
Replies: 455
Views: 45902

Re: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)

All 4 corners of 40th and Dodge should have a shelter. One of the busier transfer points in the city. Definitely, especially since they took out Midtown Transit Center and moved transfers to on-street. The same should be said about 72nd and Dodge, where Crossroads Transit Center was taken out. Othe...
by Busguy2010
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)
Replies: 455
Views: 45902

Re: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)

» Fifteen to 20 new passenger waiting shelters will be built this year at a mix of new and existing locations, with first priority going to intersecting routes and transfer points. I'm a little more excited about this part than the others to be honest. There is such a blatant lack of shelters aroun...
by Busguy2010
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 184
Views: 15281

Re: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan

It's probably been close to 20 years since I've stepped foot in a Village Inn, but that place is kind of sentimental. My late great aunt and uncle who were like grandparents to me used to take us kids to that location, and previously the one on 90th, North of Maple all the time in the 1990's. Me to...
by Busguy2010
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 344
Views: 37764

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

some who work in the area are worried about how traffic will increase when the building opens. I wonder how many current employees ride the 11 and 15 bus routes. It sounds like before too long, people will have to consider these options very seriously. After all, that's the end goal of this kind of...
by Busguy2010
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha ALL OVER national media lately
Replies: 815
Views: 112474

Re: Omaha ALL OVER national media lately

skinzfan23 wrote:
The ads cover a train that runs from Mall of America to U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will play Feb. 4.


Now that is the definition of brilliant.
by Busguy2010
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 223
Views: 21417

Re: Lot B Development

Isn't that kinda sorta the size of Capitol? Maybe I'm off a bit. I just think something like this would not be out of the realm of possibility should the area continue to take off. Their 20th & Wazee is our 10th and Webster. Their TDA is a MLB Stadium. What they don't have nearby is a CenturyLi...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 40
Views: 2029

Re: Park East District

It seemed silly at first, but the more I think about it I actually like "The Twenties". It's better than The Quarters anyway...at least the Twenties have some relevant meaning to the area. Heh, I think too many people in the city would liken it to the old strip club. Personally, I think P...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 40
Views: 2029

Re: Park East District

Well, if enough people in the neighborhood hate it, it could be reversed. I don't live there, so I can't devote too much energy to it. Glad to know there's a good deal of internal friction over it though, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens. Until there's physical signs in the neighborho...
by Busguy2010
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 604
Views: 69998

Re: Westroads Development

debradomayer wrote:Abercrombie's has closed. Store is shuttered & website says store is permanently closed


Good.
by Busguy2010
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 40
Views: 2029

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: 40
Views: 2029

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: 40
Views: 2029

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: 204

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: 204

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: 3070

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: 839

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: 442

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: 25
Views: 1760

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: 25
Views: 1760

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: 25
Views: 1760

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: 540

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: 25
Views: 1760

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: 1182

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: 1939
Views: 160356

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: 1939
Views: 160356

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: 1939
Views: 160356

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: 1939
Views: 160356

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: 1939
Views: 160356

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: 1939
Views: 160356

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: 1939
Views: 160356

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,...

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