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by MadMartin8
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 257
Views: 22652

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

GetUrban wrote:
What a skimpy tower crane! j/k :lol:



Agreed. The tower crane in Des Moines is taller and has more girth than the one in Omaha.
by MadMartin8
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 643
Views: 54716

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

Well, we may get that "urban" Hyvee or whatever like everyone wanted. The more I look at the plan, the more I just see a lot of wasted space, but it'll serve its purpose if it actually includes the items they are hoping to include. If they move the state offices there, doesn't that free up...
by MadMartin8
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

I agree. The Marriott looks great on the cam. I drove by Capitol District Monday evening and the entire development looks even better in person... Ciao..LiO...Peace Naw... the building's aren't tall enough, the Marriot sign isn't Marriot-y nor sign-y enough, and there isn't a big giant TV somewhere...
by MadMartin8
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Village Pointe (SE Corner of 180th & Dodge)
Replies: 47
Views: 9602

Re: West Village Pointe (SE Corner of 180th & Dodge)

Here is the rendering for the new building to be completed in November 2018. https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/omaha.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/ad/9ad1038a-0df7-5d2a-b0d6-7b1ce73affbe/59713034ba4a8.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C675 I really do like the windows on this one on the s...
by MadMartin8
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Sioux Falls -Brew of the Week
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Sioux Falls -Brew of the Week

It's been ages since I've been up that way (in fact, last time was when I was on my way to Minot). I always enjoyed the city, gotta make it back up there for |expletive| and giggles, could be a nice little drive.
by MadMartin8
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

I agree. The Marriott looks great on the cam. I drove by Capitol District Monday evening and the entire development looks even better in person... Ciao..LiO...Peace Naw... the building's aren't tall enough, the Marriot sign isn't Marriot-y nor sign-y enough, and there isn't a big giant TV somewhere...
by MadMartin8
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Mayfair (96th & Giles)
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Mayfair (96th & Giles)

Brad wrote:Mayfair (96th & Giles)

Large amount of dirt being moved at 96th and Giles behind Mama's Pizza. Its owned by "LA VISTA SENIOR HOUSING LLC" so you can guess whats going in there.


A strip club?
by MadMartin8
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 291
Views: 32811

Re: The Omaha World Herald

Chalk me up as another who doesn't find the appeal in the "Breaking Brad" bit. The dude tries far too hard for what little he brings, and I don't think I have even chuckled more than a few times. He's like the pseudo class clown that everyone just kinda feels sorry for and so they do a fak...
by MadMartin8
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol
Replies: 31
Views: 3270

Re: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol

I can get to the construction cam, there's definitely early foundation wall type things (I don't know what they are called actually) up. Can't wait till this is vertical.
by MadMartin8
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

Jays announce non-conference schedule: Fri Nov 3 UNC Pembroke (Exhibition) Fri Nov 10 Yale Sun Nov 12 Alcorn State Wed Nov 15 @ Northwestern Mon Nov 20 vs TBD (Baylor/UCLA/Wisconsin) @ KC Sprint Center Tue Nov 21 vs TBD (Baylor/UCLA/Wisconsin) @ KC Sprint Center Sat Nov 25 SIU Edwardsville Fri Dec ...
by MadMartin8
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1133
Views: 125737

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

This is getting down right comical. Here I thought the rigmarole surrounding the Capitol District was a hoot and a half, this takes the cake.
by MadMartin8
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

Great job by the coaching staff. 2 big men for the 2018 season. I was beginning to wonder since they have recruited so many guards lately but the addition of these two should greatly help. By then, the last of the MVC players on the roster should be gone too. Exactly... and Good "Big Men"...
by MadMartin8
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

Ian Steere, 6'9 230lbs, commits to Creighton (2018 recruit). Had offers from Louisville, UCONN, and Maryland among others.
by MadMartin8
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Wooing Businesses To Omaha
Replies: 44
Views: 965

Re: Wooing Businesses To Omaha

Honestly, never been into a White Castle....really no desire to. The way they cook their "burgers" makes me want to cry :(
by MadMartin8
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 237
Views: 17534

Re: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)

There is a lot to be said for getting up from the couch or easy chair and stumbling down the hall to the bed. I get the feeling that at 58 I'm older than two or three of you put together. Well, except for Jeff. Gosh. I'm 55 and this passage actually made "The Don" feel quite young.. Thank...
by MadMartin8
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1382
Views: 157443

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

That isn't true about not having big parking lots in other cities: Houston: https://i1.wp.com/usa.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2013/03/Picture-112.png?w&crop=0%2C0px%2C100%2Cpx Detroit: https://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/12/07/opinion/sunday/exposures-detroit-slide-WDB6/exposure...
by MadMartin8
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1536
Views: 97329

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

I'll be curious to see once the area around Werner Park gets developed, if that will have a somewhat sizeable impact on attendance as well....because, if it's right down the street, why not go?
by MadMartin8
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1536
Views: 97329

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

What are some other attendance figures for other teams? And Stadium Capacities? This is your best bet for looking at current and historical PCL attendance. It has season attendance figures all the way back to 2005. It's real time this year. So, the numbers will move daily for 2017. http://www.milb....
by MadMartin8
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1536
Views: 97329

Re: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

What are some other attendance figures for other teams? And Stadium Capacities?
by MadMartin8
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 64
Views: 1857

Re: 2017 College World Series

Highest CWS attendance figures 1. 357,646 (2017) 2. 353,378 (2015) 3. 347,740 (2014) 4. 341,667 (2016) 5. 341,483 (2013) 6. 336,076 (2009) Wasn't it last year at this time, we had some here lamenting that the CWS was about to circle the drain because of decreased attendance for the 2016 sessions, l...
by MadMartin8
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 64
Views: 1857

Re: 2017 College World Series

Do we have Home Run numbers by chance? Be curious to see that stat with the "new" baseball. Through Thursday: Louisville's Logan Taylor hit the College World Series' 16th home run, the most since the event moved to TD Ameritrade Park in 2011. Taylor's homer against TCU on Thursday night c...
by MadMartin8
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 64
Views: 1857

Re: 2017 College World Series

Do we have Home Run numbers by chance? Be curious to see that stat with the "new" baseball.
by MadMartin8
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: US Senior Open in Omaha 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: US Senior Open in Omaha 2021

And fan favorite Phil Mickelson may be in the Seniors field by then. I think he'll be 50 by then, which would make him eligible I believe.. Dang I feel old... Ciao..LiO...Peace Old?! Naw, it's CLASSIC :D Great get for the area again. Once again Omaha earns return visits from these kids of events, w...
by MadMartin8
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Or, or...we just don't think the whole development is a bust because people can't watch a giant TV. :shrug: It's not a bust, but I can answer your statement with a quote from yourself. Because they have been scaling back since day one due to costs and demand. It's just disappointment from scale bac...
by MadMartin8
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Outside of Husker games/sporting events, and other large events, what is usually shown on the screen in Lincoln? I don't go down there enough to be able to say, so I am just wondering. And don't they roll out a temporary screen at each Husker Football game near the track for the fan area? Or is tha...
by MadMartin8
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Outside of Husker games/sporting events, and other large events, what is usually shown on the screen in Lincoln? I don't go down there enough to be able to say, so I am just wondering. And don't they roll out a temporary screen at each Husker Football game near the track for the fan area? Or is that...
by MadMartin8
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Thanks for the photos...and information Coyote! Interesting that they won't go with a permanent screen, but I suppose it is understandable. Why is it understandable? I thought it was one of the main selling points. Because they have been scaling back since day one due to costs and demand. They will...
by MadMartin8
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Thanks for the photos...and information Coyote!

Interesting that they won't go with a permanent screen, but I suppose it is understandable.
by MadMartin8
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

The Jays added another transfer yesterday, Damien Jefferson. He will have to sit out this year and will have 3 years of eligibility left after playing this past season for New Mexico and avg 5.3 pts and 2.3 rebs. He was a 3 star recruit out of East Chicago, IN. Can't help but worry this means we're...
by MadMartin8
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

skinzfan23 wrote:The Jays just picked up a commitment last night from 6'8" forward Christian Bishop from the KC area for the 2018 season. He can't officially sign until November.


Top 150 player as well. Great pickup!
by MadMartin8
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Kinda disappointing that the mixed use space is only 3 stories. Originally it was proposed to be 8. There was rumor that it was going to be taken out, so I would rather have a sustainably sized 3 stories that will be filled than a 3/4ths empty 8 story, or have an open gap in the lot. The rendering ...
by MadMartin8
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Baseball Hall of fame (College)
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Baseball Hall of fame (College)

As long as it is oriented correctly to capture all the summer wind down by the river and the fences aren't too far out I think we should be okay on the design without people complaining too much.



:fruit:
by MadMartin8
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol
Replies: 31
Views: 3270

Re: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol

Coyote wrote:Plans are being submitted: CAPITOL PLACE APARTMENTS - 90,383 (APTS/PENTHOUSE), 27,729 (RETAIL), 30,693 (PARKING GARAGE)

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Love this, so perfect for that corner. I hope something similar goes in that parking lot just to the west.
by MadMartin8
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1024

Re: USL Soccer

Per the OWH today there is another group looking at Omaha as a potential location for a new Pro soccer team. This would be a level lower than the group that was brought up about a month ago. http://www.omaha.com/sports/second-group-seeking-pro-soccer-team-for-omaha-a-lower/article_7b42bb54-f045-5bd...
by MadMartin8
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district s...
by MadMartin8
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Don & Millie's
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Don & Millie's

I think I may need to stop at the 144th location to get a Frenchie.


Darn you people for making me hungry!
by MadMartin8
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district s...
by MadMartin8
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district s...
by MadMartin8
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2512
Views: 236453

Re: Official: Capitol District

That's a perfect view, you can see the status of the two story building as well.

You can also see how much of a hole exists with that surface parking lot that was to be HDR's HQ. Ugh.
by MadMartin8
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1054

Re: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

McDermott just tweeted that he is looking forward to many more years in Omaha. I was just reading that too. Great news! I'm blessed and honored to be the coach at Creighton.....and am looking forward to many more great years in Omaha! #rolljays The comments I saw some OSU fans make against McDermot...

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