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by michaelsjewel
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Idea For 132nd and Giles Reroute
Replies: 26
Views: 1416

Re: Idea For 132nd and Giles Reroute

They are beginning phase 1 of this project starting July 17th according to the signs... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0ahUKEwjF__-op4TVAhUq7YMKHc3iBWEQFghOMAc&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcityoflavista.org%2FDocumentView.aspx%3FDID%3D2510&usg...
by michaelsjewel
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Whole Foods
Replies: 51
Views: 1385

Re: Whole Foods

Interesting. Been some rumors of this I had been seeing for a while. Will enhance Amazon't ability to do home delivery of groceries. Along with this, when it was rumored, I have seen rumors that Amazon may be looking at Acquiring Dish Network. That would create some interesting possibilities. They ...
by michaelsjewel
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 144th and Giles... dirt moving? what's being built here?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: 144th and Giles... dirt moving? what's being built here?

Coyote wrote:
michaelsjewel wrote:144th and Giles... dirt is moving on the Southwest corner of 144th and Giles for the past month or so... does anyone know what's being built or put here?

Looks like Woodhouse.


darn, I was hoping a Target! thanks for the info!
by michaelsjewel
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 144th and Giles... dirt moving? what's being built here?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

144th and Giles... dirt moving? what's being built here?

144th and Giles... dirt is moving on the Southwest corner of 144th and Giles for the past month or so... does anyone know what's being built or put here?
by michaelsjewel
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7489

Re: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040

http://www.publicpurpose.com/freeway1.htm check that out - basically states all the positive improvements freeways have provided for the US over the past 40 years - basically every dollar spent on a freeway returns $6 - it's money well spent and the freeways aren't going anywhere... Bring on 880. T...
by michaelsjewel
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7489

Re: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040

http://www.publicpurpose.com/freeway1.htm

check that out - basically states all the positive improvements freeways have provided for the US over the past 40 years - basically every dollar spent on a freeway returns $6 - it's money well spent and the freeways aren't going anywhere...

Bring on 880.
by michaelsjewel
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects
Replies: 19
Views: 1736

Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

$450M boost will fuel Nebraska's expressway system http://journalstar.com/legislature/m-boost-will-fuel-nebraska-s-expressway-system-ricketts-says/article_d9649a0d-c13c-514b-9000-1699e67d8e77.html plans to complete the expressway system between fremont and norfolk (which overall connects to the metr...
by michaelsjewel
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125371

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

From my understanding, anchor retailers at a lot of these shopping malls negotiated ridiculous leases which are hard to break. Replacing one Oakview anchor with another probably isn't feasible if the current tenant doesn't want to leave. Oh I'm sure. but to start, I think they could make Oakview be...
by michaelsjewel
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125371

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

The fact that the new Crossroads Village will be a mixed used development and not just shopping, to me, means that it will not pull from Westroads when it comes to customer's like some are worried about and denied the new bill said it could cause... I think Crossroads should pull in retail that it d...
by michaelsjewel
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 577
Views: 62118

Re: Westroads Development

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:
michaelsjewel wrote:The Container Store is moving into the old food court space.


That thrills me so much I can hardly contain my enthusiasm. Not! :evil:



Oh, I agree with you there. It should be that new Amazon store IMO.
by michaelsjewel
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 577
Views: 62118

Re: Westroads Development

The Container Store is moving into the old food court space.
by michaelsjewel
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7489

Re: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040

Funny how Chicago is one of the worst area's in the country for traffic... http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-c ... story.html But that's to be expected with a large city. Traffic there, is a nightmare.
by michaelsjewel
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7489

Re: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040

In terms of the high cost of condominiums, I think if the city and/or state wanted to, they could add incentives to homeowners to buy condos to encourage higher density. This could be done in lieu of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a freeway that will cause more people to sit in traffic...
by michaelsjewel
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 577
Views: 62118

Re: Westroads Development

Looks interesting but lots of these places have add ons which can make it expensive. That salad for $18? wow, I thought Panera was expensive and they make great salads. It'll be interesting to check out at least as it's something new for Westroads Mall.
by michaelsjewel
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7489

Re: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040

There may not be funding now, but it the beltway is considered necessary to alleviate congestion, especially when it comes to truck traffic. Omaha is kind of a future mess in the making. The fact that you have I-80 the really only freeway across the city: I say this, because this will hinder DT oma...
by michaelsjewel
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7489

Re: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040

Also, instead of needed all the funds for a beltway or major illustrative project as listed, they should build them little bit at a time. This would allow for small funding to go toward it and to build parts at a time instead of as a hole. Houston is doing this for their new beltway, in sections at ...
by michaelsjewel
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7489

Re: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040

There may not be funding now, but it the beltway is considered necessary to alleviate congestion, especially when it comes to truck traffic. Omaha is kind of a future mess in the making. The fact that you have I-80 the really only freeway across the city: I say this, because this will hinder DT omah...
by michaelsjewel
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 148
Views: 11475

Re: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan

I spent an hour patiently waiting for my wife shopping at Dillard's at Oakview, the future does not look good at Oakview. I did not do an exact count, but it seems like only 60% occupied (non-anchors) at this peak shopping time. The management put a little lipstick on this pig by decorating the emp...
by michaelsjewel
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 180th Through Sarpy County
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: 180th Through Sarpy County

Well, the only good thing I see on this PDF is that they plan to make platteview an expressway like that of hwy 75.

It is strange to have 180th diverted though.
by michaelsjewel
Sat May 09, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects
Replies: 19
Views: 1736

Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

MTO wrote:Correct which makes me wonder why the flip aren't obtaining ROW now...


My guess is it's not in this year's budget - but it is planned to actually be done. Also, they seem to be more focused on making Lincoln's beltway happen, even though Omaha needs it too.
by michaelsjewel
Sat May 09, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects
Replies: 19
Views: 1736

Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Platteview is already connected to 29 - it makes sense with the growth in Sarpy county to have Platteview extended through to 80 as a freeway. And then extend it up to meet with 275/hwy6 where dodge turns towards Fremont. I think 370 is already too developed for it to make sense to turn that into a ...
by michaelsjewel
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125371

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Uffda wrote:
michaelsjewel wrote:I put in on their website I want to see a Macy's - highly unlikely - but Sioux fall has one, why not omaha?


The Macys in Sioux Falls was originally a Dayton's which was sol to Macys.



yep...daytons then marshall fields...then macy's
by michaelsjewel
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125371

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I put in on their website I want to see a Macy's - highly unlikely - but Sioux fall has one, why not omaha?
by michaelsjewel
Sat May 11, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Dixie Quicks (157 W. Broadway Downtown Council Bluffs)
Replies: 32
Views: 4722

I think it was neat when it was in Omaha - but not worth the extra drive to visit Council Bluffs for it... I don't go over there unless I have to....and that usually is to drive up 29 to visit South Dakota!
by michaelsjewel
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: More freeways
Replies: 103
Views: 13007

The problem if you want downtown to grow, you need ways to get there that are more efficient...480 helps, but that gets congested and can only hold so much and everything is dumped onto 80... Freeways help to kill downtowns. Freeway planners thought the same way you are in that it would bring peopl...
by michaelsjewel
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: More freeways
Replies: 103
Views: 13007

wasn't there a study on this years ago that determined the beltway is indeed needed...but may be too late due to so much development already. The fact is, similar sized cities such as Tulsa, OK have way more freeway than Omaha... Omaha is lacking when you consider the traffic and the size of the com...
by michaelsjewel
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: A redesign for Dundee?
Replies: 116
Views: 19214

still drive through dundee and it looks like a blighted side of town now... no trees...no character...and loose pavement/brick... looks awful at this point... I could imagine how hot it will be in summer with absolutely no shade... They better spend extra and bring in mature trees to plant otherwise...
by michaelsjewel
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Super Walmart on 50th and Ames
Replies: 84
Views: 13016

Ireally hate to join into this becuase I think any business is good business and the market will be the final say on if it is good for the area of not. As for the Outpacing hiring mentioned if that means what I red it to mean I call bull.  Construction will not outpace hring but the pay scale might...
by michaelsjewel
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: A redesign for Dundee?
Replies: 116
Views: 19214

I drove through Dundee the other day and noticed the big red hearts and the x's .... I don't see the point to remove all those trees...and in the article part of the reasoning was the health of the trees? There are some newer, smaller trees marked as well. And one of the main people commenting for t...
by michaelsjewel
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125371

I remember in this thread mentioning a possible Macy's... from what I've heard, Macy's will not operate in the same state that has a Younkers as they both are the same company. So as long as we have a Younkers, we will not have a Macy's...  but you never know... Is a Macy's much different from a Yo...
by michaelsjewel
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125371

I remember in this thread mentioning a possible Macy's... from what I've heard, Macy's will not operate in the same state that has a Younkers as they both are the same company. So as long as we have a Younkers, we will not have a Macy's...  but you never know... Is a Macy's much different from a Yo...
by michaelsjewel
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Saddle Creek (Dodge to Hamilton)
Replies: 134
Views: 19338

Ya. No Frills needs to go.  They are not nice to their employees. As if Wal-Mart is. I worked for Wal-Mart as a cashier for almost 4 years in the past and I would say they aren't cruel to their employees. All the |expletive| that's in the news is mostly hype started by unions mad about the fact tha...
by michaelsjewel
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1925
Views: 266137

OMH wrote: Other businesses that have been short-lived at Midtown Crossing include Loft 610 restaurant, Portovino Ristorante, Parliament Pub and Blanc Burgers + Bottles. I didn't know that Parliament Pub and Blanc Burgers closed. I used to live at 33rd and dodge until March of this year. Shows how l...
by michaelsjewel
Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Highline (Northern Natural Gas Building)
Replies: 197
Views: 42542

I'm wondering how much they plan on charging for these apartments. I would be interested in moving back downtown if only I could afford to ;)
by michaelsjewel
Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: inCommon Development | 1324 Park Ave
Replies: 40
Views: 4966

who cares if they are religious (I for one am not really) - but if they are re-doing the building to make it more appealing and thus, bringing more positive vibe to the area... what's wrong with that idea? I mean, if they were there to start trouble, that would be bad. But Park Ave needs some help. ...
by michaelsjewel
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: WallStreet Tower Omaha
Replies: 2391
Views: 261346

so, is this project officially dead that it's moved to the UNBUILT category... or is it just speculation?
by michaelsjewel
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Public Image of Downtown Omaha (vandalism)
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

I live at the Orpheum Apartments and we had a little bit of graffiti put on the side of the orpheum theatre/tower ....  however - they soon washed it off once management saw that it was there - it's still sad though that this happens.  For how much money is spent to make things so beautiful to hav...
by michaelsjewel
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1925
Views: 266137

anyone know when prarrie life fitness is supposed to open at midtown crossing? would be nice to just walk to a gym ;)
by michaelsjewel
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: WallStreet Tower Omaha
Replies: 2391
Views: 261346

They moved all of the fences back and they were actually inside today moving some dirt around.  Probably cleaning up the area I'd guess. yep...drove by it this morning from class... they've moved the barriers back to allow parking again and they have loaders and stuff inside the area so suppose the...
by michaelsjewel
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cash for Clunkers VS public transit
Replies: 154
Views: 12178

well considering that you aren't going to get many people to want to use public transport in a short amount of time....I think it's great.... This way, we can get the |expletive| off the road and replace it with more sustainable cleaner cars....  I hate following those old clunkers that smell worse...

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