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by Busguy2010
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Cicadas
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

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: 37
Views: 4797

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: 231
Views: 21273

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: 231
Views: 21273

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 2278

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: 6017

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: 686

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: 2278

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: 146936

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: 385

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: 1133
Views: 125280

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: 1767

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: 1382
Views: 157198

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: 1133
Views: 125280

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: 8393

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: 4018

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: 4018

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: 4018

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: 239

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: 146936

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: 146936

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...
by Busguy2010
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 351
Views: 7485

Re: Nebraska License Plates

If not for the Henry Doorly Zoo name on the plate, the reactions to this plate from out of towners would be hilarious.
by Busguy2010
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 16th Street Master Plan
Replies: 340
Views: 41078

Re: 16th Street Master Plan

This project happened way before my time, but I could see how it could have affected 16th up to about Nicholas Street. Could it really have affected north Omaha as a whole, though? Just three blocks away is Florence Boulevard. Did Florence Boulevard become a major road only after 16th was cut off? B...
by Busguy2010
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speculative Transit Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Speculative Transit Discussion

Yep, my mistake.
by Busguy2010
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speculative Transit Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Speculative Transit Discussion

It seems our real transit threads get a little off topic so here is this thread for us to discuss our personal ideals for what we think a transit system should be. Every now and then I like to post a map. With the BRT and Streetcar looking ever more real, I wanted to share my ideal Omaha transportat...
by Busguy2010
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 146936

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Why doesn't UNMC's parking working group commission a study to see if changing the 97 to go to midtown before downtown would be feasible and present that to Metro then? This is a great suggestion. Route 92, bigredmed, is a good example of what you're talking about. It stops at Village Pointe and FN...
by Busguy2010
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 146936

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

There are too many people living too far apart, going too many different places for a bus system to ever be successful in the suburbs. You could assume putting 140 million into metro as a system to put buses out there would get people riding, but I'm going to assume people who live there are plain u...
by Busguy2010
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 146936

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Having an airport extension on the streetcar route is very limiting to the scope of city-wide transportation unless of the city is confident it will or will not build a light rail system in the future that could utilize those same tracks. And an airport extension better be high speed, and at that po...
by Busguy2010
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMAHA Architecture
Replies: 24
Views: 819

Re: OMAHA Architecture

Good ones... South Omaha Business District has some great buildings. One old building has a neat architectural feature on a corner, I remember. I like how it is so colorful in that district now. Fort Omaha: Where is that, btw? I hardly know anything (if anything) about Bemis Park or Hanscom Park. I...
by Busguy2010
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OMAHA Architecture
Replies: 24
Views: 819

Re: OMAHA Architecture

Joslyn Museum with the Norman Foster addition Durham Museum (Union Station) The Omaha Building by Mckim, Mead & White The Federal building at 15th & Dodge The Nash Block (McKesson Robbins) Central High Douglas County Courthouse Douglas County Corrections Center (don't laugh, but it always l...
by Busguy2010
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ELEVATIONS of US CITIES
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: ELEVATIONS of US CITIES

33rd and Belvedere Boulevard was what I heard was the highest point in Omaha. Couldn't tell you where I heard this, but I've been up there a couple times and you can see very far. I suggest taking a trip up there. Not only is it cool to be up there, it is an adventure taking the boulevard back down ...
by Busguy2010
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 146936

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

In Omaha streetcar comes first, density of development follows. I don't think it should be paid for purely through taxes. The private organizations that stand to benefit from it the most could and should easily donate their fair portion to getting the route built. I do think the streetcar will be th...
by Busguy2010
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)
Replies: 81
Views: 12817

Re: Baker's Blondo (72 and Blondo)

I don't know how these gas station planners do it. A big gas station was the last thing I thought that corner needed, and yet, I have found it quite convenient. Same with the Bucky's on Dodge and the one in Benson. Never wouldda thought. Now, that McDonald's has been the best McDonald's in my neck o...
by Busguy2010
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 146936

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Of course light rail would be better for actually moving people, but there's no way it would fit in this part of town unless we went as far as elevating or making it a subway. BRT and streetcar are the way to go in this area, and I used to be a big dreamer for light rail on Dodge. Anyway, my post is...
by Busguy2010
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 146936

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

I think the streetcar is going to happen and as a result there will be a drive to build bigger, higher occupancy buildings along Farnam and Harney. The one thing I worry about is the number of sitting duck single family homes that are more common to this area than I realized. Many of these homes are...
by Busguy2010
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2511
Views: 235454

Re: Official: Capitol District

Call me crazy but I actually would not mind if the building stayed that yellow color with the dark gray.

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