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by mr. omaha
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 136
Views: 14446

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

Since this is marketed (primarily) towards Creighton students, call it "The Nest" - with a blue jay "landing" :)
by mr. omaha
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 112
Views: 20363

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

Found another view of this proposal:

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by mr. omaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 45
Views: 5672

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Just to provide some perspective on how massive Jobber's Canyon was...

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by mr. omaha
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: "Grover" sculpture and Al Veys
Replies: 1
Views: 228

"Grover" sculpture and Al Veys

I just read that there used to be a big blue sculpture in front of the City-County building downtown that looked a lot like the one at Pipal Park. Apparently, Mayor Al Veys ordered it removed. Does anyone have any photos showing the sculpture downtown? Also, anyone know what happened to it?
by mr. omaha
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2501 Center
Replies: 7
Views: 356

2501 Center

Anyone know the history of this building? It's attached to a warehouse, but looks more like apartments with stained glass on the upper floors.
by mr. omaha
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: New Methodist Corporate Offices (168th & Pacific)
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: New Methodist Corporate Offices (168th & Pacific)

Does this include the property where Indian Hills Theater was?
by mr. omaha
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Ted & Wallys in Benson
Replies: 23
Views: 1311

Re: Ted & Wallys in Benson

According to their facebook page, Localmotive is closing Oct. 15th :(
by mr. omaha
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: P.E. Iler Building (1113 Howard Street)
Replies: 192
Views: 25075

Re: P.E. Iler Building (1113 Howard Street)

Anyone have any updates on the vacant storefront? Seems like such a waste. Heck, M's or Nouvelle Eve could have relocated there.
by mr. omaha
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 645
Views: 56627

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Anyone know what they are doing with all the facde brick? I'd like to obtain a few. The stuff they have taken down so far has been pulverized, becoming an operating surface for their excavators. Not sure if they will be more careful as they continue. I'll let you know if they start stockpiling it s...
by mr. omaha
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 645
Views: 56627

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Anyone know what they are doing with all the facde brick? I'd like to obtain a few.
by mr. omaha
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?
Replies: 20
Views: 1310

Re: IndyCar Coming To Omaha?

I wonder how the street modifications would impact the feel of the area. I read somewhere that one of the street modifications would include removal of the entire landscaped median along 10th in front of the CLink :/
by mr. omaha
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: HDR Proposed Downtown Office
Replies: 500
Views: 33508

Re: HDR

Nothing says they would have to build something "suburban." I'd be happy if they demolished the two empty ConAgra buildings, re-established the grid, and built something with at least the massing and density of the former JC buildings. One can hope! Keep just one ugly, red ConAgra brick i...
by mr. omaha
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: HDR Proposed Downtown Office
Replies: 500
Views: 33508

Re: HDR

I just received a text from a friend who may or may not work for ConAgra who said: "Now that we've announced that ConAgra is vacating those two buildings I can tell you that HDR is going to build on the site."
by mr. omaha
Sun May 08, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: HDR Proposed Downtown Office
Replies: 500
Views: 33508

Re: HDR

Because of how easily everything seemingly fell apart over 100 parking spaces, my guess is that HDR would have found a reason to not build downtown even if the OPA deal went through. Yes, the agreement mandated that HDR would have obtained the parking lot, but there was nothing in the agreement that...
by mr. omaha
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: 11th St Viaduct
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Union Pacific Commisary.

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by mr. omaha
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: HDR Proposed Downtown Office
Replies: 500
Views: 33508

Re: HDR

shhhh wrote:SPeaking of Aksarben...


I've also heard this from a friend of some of the developers in town and my engineer buddy.
by mr. omaha
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: HDR Proposed Downtown Office
Replies: 500
Views: 33508

Re: HDR

I was just told this morning by someone involved with the project that HDR is looking at the Lanoha property. His quote was "HDR is looking at the site, I don't know if they're going to build here, but they're looking at it as one of their options."
by mr. omaha
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69058

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

According to the OWH this morning, HDR now wants $21M in TIF for their building, $3M of it which would be used to pay OPA for the parking lot. Now the City is in the hook for $32M. I wonder how much more they will try to extort from taxpayers by the time this is all done. Oh lord. for the 30th time...
by mr. omaha
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69058

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

According to the OWH this morning, HDR now wants $21M in TIF for their building, $3M of it which would be used to pay OPA for the parking lot. Now the City is in the hook for $32M. I wonder how much more they will try to extort from taxpayers by the time this is all done. Oh lord. for the 30th time...
by mr. omaha
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69058

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

According to the OWH this morning, HDR now wants $21M in TIF for their building, $3M of it which would be used to pay OPA for the parking lot. Now the City is in the hook for $32M. I wonder how much more they will try to extort from taxpayers by the time this is all done.
by mr. omaha
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 35220

Re: Holland's Greenspace

Mode Shift Omaha just posted information obtained through FOIA between the Mayor and John Gottschalk. "This letter from Mayor Stothert to OPA Chairman John Gottschalk makes it abundantly clear that the City provided options for OPA to get a reasonable amount parking. This is an important point ...
by mr. omaha
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69058

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

nebport5 wrote:Shall we rename this stretch of Dodge to First National "Wall Street"?


This almost justifies the name of Townsend's failed condo tower.
by mr. omaha
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69058

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

Nice work bmt! Not to derail anything here, but how hard would it be to add the old Woodmen of the World building and the never built Marriott hi rise? Strictly out of morbid curiosity....
by mr. omaha
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69058

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

Observation: HDR's garage will bring the total to 7 along Capitol Ave. from 19th to 10th. The Capitol District's appeal will be rather localized.
by mr. omaha
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69058

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

Anyone else notice how the tower could semingly fit along the north side of the block that the Specht/Happy Hollow/Alvine buildings are on?
by mr. omaha
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 69058

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

TD Ameritrade Part Deux. IMO, very unimpressive for all the hype, and another addition to the wall of thin, rectangular, East-West oriented, flat top buildings along Dodge. Although technically yes, it will change the skyline, but it is certainly not a building that will help Omaha's skyline stand o...
by mr. omaha
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3088

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

Garrett wrote:While we're at it, One First National would look great in some of the ConAgra space...


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by mr. omaha
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3088

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

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by mr. omaha
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3088

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

And just for the heck of it....

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by mr. omaha
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3088

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

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by mr. omaha
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3088

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

Here's the best I can do in MSPaint:

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by mr. omaha
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3088

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

How about the narrow parking lot to the east of the building that houses Wilson and Washburn?
by mr. omaha
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: M's Pub Explosion and Fire
Replies: 270
Views: 18556

Re: M's Pub

Has the Stothert Administration said anything about this yet? That the one of the most iconic and tourist revenue creating site in this community has had a disaster? That they will do all they can to help restore this corner ? Do you think the City Council will realize on Tuesday that the $10 milli...
by mr. omaha
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: M's Pub Explosion and Fire
Replies: 270
Views: 18556

Re: M's Pub

The contractor has liability insurance that will pay if they are deemed at fault, but I imagine the damage here likely exceeds what their policy is.
by mr. omaha
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3088

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

It might be easier/cheaper/safer to build a replica of the two existing exterior brick side and walls and rear wall on the new lot (all held up by temporary steel bracing), then transfer the facade of the Specht to the front of the new shell, then transfer all of the original interior support column...
by mr. omaha
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Benson
Replies: 349
Views: 56962

Re: Benson

What sense does it make to have a welcome sign that better represents west Omaha than the creative spirit of Benson? Speaking to the sign when I saw the pics of this cool project in CB I thought about what a missed opportunity to make Benson standout from the rest of the city. http://payload188.car...
by mr. omaha
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 35220

Re: Holland's Greenspace

Hardly Done Right
by mr. omaha
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 35220

Re: Holland's Greenspace

WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN!!!

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by mr. omaha
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 35220

Re: Holland's Greenspace

GetUrban wrote:Former CEO of HDR is on OPAS board, and still on HDR board too, fwiw.


Yup. Dick Bell. So these buildings were doomed from the moment HDR undoubtedly told OPA to buy that surface parking lot. That's some back room underhanded BS.
by mr. omaha
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 35220

Re: Holland's Greenspace

Every time Omaha demos a building a bully gets his way.

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