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by MadMartin8
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??
Replies: 16
Views: 363

Re: So, Omaha is a less desirable city compared to.. Colorado Springs??

Proverbial dick measuring contests between city development nerds ranks up there on the 'weirdest things on the internet' list.
by MadMartin8
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 384
Views: 49755

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

iamjacobm wrote:128 rooms, 5 floors. Renderings and plans starting on Page 44:

https://cityclerk.cityofomaha.org/images/agenda/ID_17_05_02w/Planning_Misc/600.pdf



Looks a bit better than the photo posted earlier in the thread of a Cambria.
by MadMartin8
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 574
Views: 63253

Re: UNO Maverick Athletics

Well, the Mo Valley does have football!

:hi:
by MadMartin8
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 192nd & Dodge plans
Replies: 96
Views: 14555

Re: 192nd & Dodge plans

Coyote wrote:
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Holy Moly. Sea of Parking ahoy, mateys.
by MadMartin8
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 630
Views: 50137

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Well, it's better than an unused Arena or parking lot sitting there.
by MadMartin8
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Capitol Place Apartments - 10th and Capitol

That is the PERFECT building for that corner. Well done.

Even more glad that it's already under construction..ish.
by MadMartin8
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2020 NCAA Mens Basketball 1st & 2nd Round @ CLCO
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: 2020 NCAA Mens Basketball 1st & 2nd Round @ CLCO

Just keep getting these events! Way to go Omaha.
by MadMartin8
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

skinzfan23 wrote:Jacob Epperson officially signed today.



Now just need Bowen!
by MadMartin8
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1369
Views: 153634

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Were none of you taught how to cross a street when you were kids? If at a traffic light, wait for the walk signal, otherwise look both ways and wait for traffic to clear. Again, this is Omaha. You take your life into your own hands each time you cross the street, or even walk next to one... regardl...
by MadMartin8
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1369
Views: 153634

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

I am still beyond confused how making 480 a street level boulevard is better, you are making an even bigger barrier than an elevated road. Depends on how it's designed. In general, from a pscyhological standpoint, something like this is more inviting to cross... https://www.cnu.org/sites/default/fi...
by MadMartin8
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: UNL Innovation campus
Replies: 30
Views: 6572

Re: UNL Innovation campus

Coyote wrote:Just heard in an interview, UNL is now starting Phase II. Also heard they have their first restaurant... The Mill is opening a second location (Haymarket). I don't remember the one in the Haymarket... is this a Good get?


Coffee shop if I remember my college days. Wasn't bad.
by MadMartin8
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 216234

Re: Official: Capitol District

Can't help but think that the courtyard area would be a good place for a farmer's market thing. Kinda like the Rivermarket area in KC.
by MadMartin8
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 216234

Re: Official: Capitol District

Photo Update: 1. http://cranesandtrains.com/images/20170408sc8a9757.jpg 2. http://cranesandtrains.com/images/20170408sc8a9760.jpg The side of the apartments seen from this angle, I like...it's growing on me. Looks like retail bays all along all sides of it too? Any shots by chance of any work going...
by MadMartin8
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 270
Views: 7116

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

KETV Channel 7, tonight at 10:00, will have an expose on D'Shawn Cunningham and his 'criminal background and troubled past' Lol, uh oh. You mean this? http://www.ketv.com/article/omaha-city-council-candidate-my-public-service-record-is-much-longer-than-my-criminal-record/9238813 Haha, wonderful.
by MadMartin8
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

While he probably isn't ready, the call of the money might of been too much to avoid. Best of luck to him at the next level, and next man up. This turn of events may help with Bowen, and there are a couple of stellar kids transferring from Memphis that I wouldn't mind getting.
by MadMartin8
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center
Replies: 37
Views: 777

Re: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center

I too think it will happen. If they get a bid to be the host of the Frozen Four I would not be one bit surprised of the announcement coincided with some part of the process to get or host it in Omaha. In fact if they are announced to get to host I would take that as a sign that it is more than like...
by MadMartin8
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 216234

Re: Official: Capitol District

I wouldn't get to hung up on any office designs now, b/c I really don't see that part moving forward soon. Honestly wouldn't surprise me to see those office buildings converted to shorter retail buildings like the one that is currently under construction. Maybe have a few more apartments on top, or...
by MadMartin8
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center
Replies: 37
Views: 777

Re: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center

I too think it will happen. If they get a bid to be the host of the Frozen Four I would not be one bit surprised of the announcement coincided with some part of the process to get or host it in Omaha. In fact if they are announced to get to host I would take that as a sign that it is more than like...
by MadMartin8
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Patrick Ewing to coach Georgetown?
by MadMartin8
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Lincoln Children's Zoo
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Lincoln Children's Zoo

Funny how similar it looks to all the recent new additions to Omaha's zoo. Granted, I think Henry Doorly is a great zoo to model after. There's really no comparison between the Omaha Zoo and the Lincoln Zoo. I don't understand the recent OWH article that seemed to indicate there's some kind of comp...
by MadMartin8
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again

Apparently the board is "putting everything on the table" http://www.omaha.com/news/education/everything-is-on-the-table-as-ops-board-mulls-options/article_4071d6ed-8856-5863-a8b0-62e5a44833b7.html Except, of course, real change and a meaningful effort to resolve their bickering and get b...
by MadMartin8
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center
Replies: 37
Views: 777

Re: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center

I'm willing to bet we're 10+ years out of a major addition to UNL Men's sports. Just because people are talking about it, doesn't mean that it is imminent. That said, I'm still fully supportive of it. Watching the meltdowns on Twitter after being blown out by Ohio State and Wisconsin in yet another ...
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center
Replies: 37
Views: 777

Re: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center

Century Link Center can make 18,000 work for hockey... Ciao..LiO...Peace I believe there was a time Wisconsin came to town that it was close to 18k? As for why UNL, I have a strong suspicion that it is due to UNL being the flagship University of the Nebraska system more than anything. More likely b...
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Proof @ Midtown Crossing
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Proof @ Midtown Crossing

lonnie wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:Over/Under on the shelf life of this place? I'll take under on 8 months.

Are you suggesting "Proof" might go poof ? :)


Zing!
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center
Replies: 37
Views: 777

Re: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center

I don't like UNL or Lincoln as much as the next guy but it makes much more sense for them to bid than UNO. Creighton and UNL have a history with NCAA events and MECA. Creighton has the CWS, and NCAA Regionals and Finals, while UNL has had Wrestling and Volleyball. There is a familiarity with the 2 ...
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center
Replies: 37
Views: 777

Re: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center

Omaha Cowboy wrote:Century Link Center can make 18,000 work for hockey...

Ciao..LiO...Peace



I believe there was a time Wisconsin came to town that it was close to 18k?

As for why UNL, I have a strong suspicion that it is due to UNL being the flagship University of the Nebraska system more than anything.
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Proof @ Midtown Crossing
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Proof @ Midtown Crossing

Over/Under on the shelf life of this place? I'll take under on 8 months.
by MadMartin8
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 10322

Re: NYC Supertall Boom

RNcyanide wrote:It just needs a desert dome on each side of it and then it'd be PERFECT.


This took me longer than I want to admit to get.

Nicely done
by MadMartin8
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

Re: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)

RNcyanide wrote:It's bigger than I thought it would be.


*Giggles* :thumb:
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Xavier upsets Zona. Wow, where did this come from?
by MadMartin8
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Rough stretch for Creighton
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: Rough stretch for Creighton

Nick808402 wrote:Phi Kappa Psi fraternity slapped with a 8 YEAR suspension


Double secret probation?
by MadMartin8
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

A big part of Creighton's lack of tournament success is they're too dependent on scoring, especially jump shots. By the end of the season, their legs are gone which causes poor shooting. This season's emphasis on transition offense made it worse. Patton and Foster didn't even have legs to finish la...
by MadMartin8
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

A big part of Creighton's lack of tournament success is they're too dependent on scoring, especially jump shots. By the end of the season, their legs are gone which causes poor shooting. This season's emphasis on transition offense made it worse. Patton and Foster didn't even have legs to finish la...
by MadMartin8
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Team wasn't prepared, again. Bummer. The Bluejays were out played, out hustled and out coached.. URI went wire to wire, lead the entire way.. And JP is NOT ready for the NBA. He played weak and fouled out.. Marcus Foster missing easy layups and rushing jumpers.. A bitter and embarrassing loss for C...
by MadMartin8
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Team wasn't prepared, again. Bummer. Couldn't make a shot if they used the Grand Canyon as a hoop.
by MadMartin8
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 71
Views: 1624

Re: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey

Probably Mike Gabinet Yeah based on UNO's hires since they have hit major budget issues, they will go with the cheaper, internal option. Gabinet will most likey be UNO"s next hire. He was brought in by Trev and Kemp last year, not by Blais. Greg Alberts said money wasn't going to be an issue. ...
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9808

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

3 four star players, all top 100 or top 50, with a chance at a 5 star who is top 25.

I will take that any day of the week. The recruiting effort by McDermott and Co' has been remarkable.


Jacob Epperson is his name, 6'11, 190lbs so he will need to add some weight, but he can do that in the gym.
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2928

Re: 20's Showgirl

Because businessmen (and some businesswomen...) don't like to see dancing naked women, ever.


Never ever.
by MadMartin8
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey
Replies: 71
Views: 1624

Re: 2016-2017 UNO Hockey

I agree. Lately they've been downsizing coaching salaries and going with cheaper in house candidates. I'm afraid this will happen again with hockey. Hockey is their marquee sport, like NU football and CU basketball. This is the one sport UNO can not shop on the end caps for good deals. Need to spen...
by MadMartin8
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Zio's Pizza
Replies: 20
Views: 1238

Re: Zio's Pizza

Wowza, reading the comments on here makes me wonder if I was drunk last time I ate Zio's pizza, and thus have a "it's not THAT bad mentality" about it. I've always liked the pizza at Zio's. Used to eat at the one on Center about once a month it was always good. Now that I don't work out t...

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