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by Busguy2010
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pooley's pumpkin patch or valas?
Replies: 44
Views: 5556

Re: pooley's pumpkin patch or valas?

I wonder if an adult pumpkin patch would work. I myself enjoy the ambiance of the place and the hay ride, but I don't have kids so it feels a little weird to be there, and a little annoying. A pumpkin patch with a bit more adult entertainment and some bars would be a pretty cool concept.
by Busguy2010
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

I think for me it's because since 2008, there has been a good amount of hype for each year without the results. There was at least a few exciting players to talk about each year. After the coaching change, things have stayed the same and I think people are a little tired of investing hope. The 2017 ...
by Busguy2010
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

I currently hope the Bills don't sign Brandon Reilly, and the Patriots pick him up in typical fashion. Then in a couple years, Brandon Reilly will be yet another Husker to have a tangible impact on the the NFL.
by Busguy2010
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Nate Gerry goes to the Eagles in the 5th (184). Sorry Omaha Cowboy :;): Nate Gerry to the irrelevant Philadelphia Hummingbirds not withstanding.. I'm surprised there has been no 2017 Husker football talk here since the NFL Draft 4 months ago. I'm wondering if many are just not excited about the upc...
by Busguy2010
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 339
Views: 25339

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

Please don’t give this the nickname of “Orbit” the CLink was bad enough. Christ never mind it’s slready in that video. I mean, what else? I'll admit I raised my eyebrow at first, but I think it'll be fine. It's on par with all the typical transit related acronyms out there and I think slightly bett...
by Busguy2010
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 339
Views: 25339

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

This is actually quite impressive, given only about 5 years ago, the company was called MAT and still carried the stigma along with it. They are really doing a great job there.
by Busguy2010
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 24719

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed. Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed. Don't take this the wrong way, but what is a good design and what would you expect here, specifically from...
by Busguy2010
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64169

Re: Westroads Development

Better yet, don't walk in the Container Store. There is a low-key entrance on the northwest corner of that building. It's between the Container Store and Younkers. There's also one between JCPenny and VonMaur, and one in between Dick's and JC Penny. Really there's not a bad way to get in unless you ...
by Busguy2010
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64169

Re: Westroads Development

I definitely still miss Sbarro. It's been two years now, been to one in Minneapolis and Denver and they weren't as good as the one we had here. Probably had to do with Omaha being a small city and easier to manage.
by Busguy2010
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 38 St. Lofts on Farnam (Brite Ideas)
Replies: 33
Views: 4235

Re: 38 St. Lofts on Farnam (Brite Ideas)

I wonder why Benson, Dundee, and the Old Market didn't work out. It seems to me that Benson and the Old Market would be perfect listings for something like this. My guess is It's only two blocks off the main drag and it's probably easier to get in on this development given it's a relatively new des...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 168th closure (Dodge to Maple)
Replies: 14
Views: 357

Re: 168th closure (Dodge to Maple)

Honestly, 168th should have been widened 10+ years ago before traffic got so heavy to call it painful. I'm sorry, I very rarely go west of 680 and it truly is a different life. How are things out there?
by Busguy2010
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Phi Kappa Psi house Redevelopment (36th and Farnam)
Replies: 27
Views: 1822

Re: Phi Kappa Psi house Redevelopment (36th and Farnam)

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:112 apartments on that lot? Where's the parking?


That is really big. I wonder if the developers are banking on public transportation. A step in the right direction in my opinion, but there's no streetcar yet. This seems to be a good sized risk and it'll be interesting to see how it works out.
by Busguy2010
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 24719

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

buildomaha wrote:it could've been dedicated to something much more interesting.


What is that something? That's what I'm trying to understand.
by Busguy2010
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 24719

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed. Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed. Don't take this the wrong way, but what is a good design and what would you expect here, specifically from...
by Busguy2010
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westside Community Schools Construction
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Westside Community Schools Construction

Wow they are aggressive with this. Lots of memories lost but I understand the need.
by Busguy2010
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Cicadas
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Cicadas

Coyote wrote:I haven't noticed until tonight, but, they're back...


I noticed them about 7 to 10 days ago, not so much singing, but molting around my garden.
by Busguy2010
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)
Replies: 41
Views: 5439

Re: Sports Authority (old 72nd Street Circuit City)

Ross' Dress For Less and an organic grocery store I can't remember which one. I hope the grocery store succeeds. That should be a good neighborhood for a store focusing on organics. Seems pretty close to Natural Grocers... Plus it's pretty hard to top them. One thing that could help is an access ro...
by Busguy2010
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 24719

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed. Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed. Don't take this the wrong way, but what is a good design and what would you expect here, specifically from...
by Busguy2010
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 24719

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

Seeing that model helps a lot. This building will have quite the presence. It is amazing to see the whole area really come together in just the past two or three years.
by Busguy2010
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2538

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

I love these maps you guys are making. I agree...very Minneapolis-like. I think they're a little "freeway heavy", but I like seeing ideas. I feel like Omaha's freeway system is about hopeless. We'll never see the balanced & beautiful glory seen in the Twin Cities, Dallas-Fort Worth, D...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2538

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

I took my imagination all the way back to 1955 and made a map of the ultimate interstate system for Omaha. There are a lot of parts that I definitely think would be useful at our current status if someone had know how our city would grow. So in hindsight I think this is the optimum system. https://...
by Busguy2010
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2538

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

I took my imagination all the way back to 1955 and made a map of the ultimate interstate system for Omaha. There are a lot of parts that I definitely think would be useful at our current status if someone had know how our city would grow. So in hindsight I think this is the optimum system. https://d...
by Busguy2010
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2538

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

The frontage roads are definitely the difference. I think the reason we don't have them is because of the hills in Omaha. I-80 is a relatively un-hilly road but look around when on I-80 and there is no vast flat land suitable for settling big commerce. Omaha will always be Omaha.
by Busguy2010
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2538

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

The logical way to extend the North Freeway would be to project its current path. Only real problem is that cuts straight through Minn Lusa, and parts of Florence. That was, and still is the reason that will never happen. The north 16th path that has been identified in studies is the only real possi...
by Busguy2010
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)
Replies: 49
Views: 6223

Re: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)

I was looking at some property in that area around I-75 and Hamilton through Lake. It really is some great real estate given that it is very cheap property, direct highway access and 5 minutes away from Downtown and Midtown. It really is right in the thick of it. 75 North appears to be buying up man...
by Busguy2010
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Really Bad Storm: 6-16-17.
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: Really Bad Storm: 6-16-17.

Speaking of supercells, the last one I remember was on mothers day in 2014. I wonder what it is around Omaha, but we rarely see rotating thunderstorms. We almost always get bow echoes.
by Busguy2010
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...
Replies: 83
Views: 2538

Re: If The North Freeway Was Extended to I-680...

mrsticka wrote:Or maybe run parallel to 72nd Street?


I've always thought if Omaha was like KC and went crazy with freeways, 72nd street would have been a logical addition. I like to imagine a 6 or 8 lane freeway snaking through the valleys along this corridor.
by Busguy2010
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 148854

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I still want to see how receptive people would be to giving one lane of Dodge to the BRT. Have the westbound curb lane be BRT and right turn only at all times except for the am rush. During the am rush have the eastbound curb lane be bus and right turn only. Then give both curb lanes of West Dodge t...
by Busguy2010
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space

If these comparisons actually do take into account the whole metro, we could extrapolate how many more people need to move into a given area to necessitate a stellar transportation system.
by Busguy2010
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1142
Views: 127724

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Honestly at this point I really don't care what goes in there. I almost would rather have a big Central Park than a bunch of meh apartment buildings and offices.
by Busguy2010
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: NE Corner of 72nd & Pacific
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: NE Corner of 72nd & Pacific

They will probably get my business purely because they are on the east side. Turning left onto Hickory for QT can be frustrating at times. I appreciate how Kum & Go tends to be more low key as well. As for Bucky's, the car wash is a good part of why I go there from time to time. I will second Br...
by Busguy2010
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1386
Views: 158708

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

If we would tear down I-480, we shouldn't lay a ground level street right where it stood. Instead, we should level it, re-establish the street grid around it, and build buildings where it stood. Keep an interstate entrance and exit at Dodge/Douglas, and one by the I-480 and US 75 interchange for Cas...
by Busguy2010
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1142
Views: 127724

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

During the last mayoral debate, Stothert said Yates came back asking for more incentives, once again. So much for the take-it or leave-it offer from the city. No doubt Yates is hoping for a Mello administration but the taxpayers already said noway, Jose to more incentives, so I don't know what to t...
by Busguy2010
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Do Space (former 72nd St. Borders Store)
Replies: 82
Views: 8516

Re: Do Space (former 72nd St. Borders Store)

I'm going to argue that having a major bus stop right there is a major contributor.
by Busguy2010
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory
Replies: 50
Views: 4220

Re: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory

That's what it looked like to me. That just seems so odd. I was in a QT like that in Phoenix, seemed very normal once inside. Sure, but it is odd since all the giant gas stations are moving toward uniformity in everything. I would have had the back of it face hickory with an entrance to the west si...
by Busguy2010
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory
Replies: 50
Views: 4220

Re: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory

That's what it looked like to me. That just seems so odd.
by Busguy2010
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory
Replies: 50
Views: 4220

Re: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory

I'm still confused as to how the building will be oriented to the canopy. I'm assuming the back of the building will face Hickory, but the long length of the west wall that I saw up has me confused. Maybe I just don't understand the size of the big QT. It is after all our first.
by Busguy2010
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Harold's Square (80th & Blondo)
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Harold's Square (80th & Blondo)

Steve's Service finally sold after a year or two on the market, and is already being demolished. This is the SW corner of Cole Creek Dr. and Blondo. Any indication as to what is happening here?
by Busguy2010
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 148854

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

bigredmed wrote:This is a question we are just going to disagree on.


It's okay. It seems like we're going to find out either way. Especially if a good chunk of it is privately funded.
by Busguy2010
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 148854

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I don't remember if I personally have argued that the streetcar would be a viable transportation solution. I might have because I didn't know better, but I now fully realize that it is a development tool and purely that. However, it eventually will benefit our transit system as time goes on. Streetc...

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