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by Joe_Sovereign
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 192nd & Dodge plans
Replies: 95
Views: 14234

Re: 192nd & Dodge plans

Should this be merged with the Avenue One thread?
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 45
Views: 4923

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

GetUrban wrote:Plus, they could have still fit-in the low-rise ConAgra buildings in the leftover space around the lake.


The could have cleared everything south of Howard St. for Con Agra to build a Campus and left 8 full blocks of Jobbers Canyon in place.
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 45
Views: 4923

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

What kills me is you could have built the lake and kept all the buildings. Imaging 8th street with Jobbers Canyon Warehouse district on one side and Heartland of America Park on the other. http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/omaha.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/56/d56770f6-64d3-11e5...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 100
Views: 18333

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

NovakOmaha wrote:One other thing about this design. Think of the land that would have been free for other development rather the current design needing so much more land for rooms.


There would have still been a parking garage behind the Marriott. I don't know if you would have gotten more land back.
by Joe_Sovereign
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1369
Views: 153371

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Good news from the OWH article
"Construction for “Baby Bob” is scheduled for 2018 or 2019."
by Joe_Sovereign
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Storage Units
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Storage Units

These storage units need to be zoned industrial. They are incredibly ugly and a literally dead space for activity.
by Joe_Sovereign
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 84th street Methodist to pacific (street widening?)
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: 84th street Methodist to pacific (street widening?)

It would be nice if they quickly completed the part of this project that blocks a lane of westbound Pacific street.
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 92
Views: 3567

Re: Facebook Data Center

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by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 39
Views: 3356

Re: Conagra campus development plans

At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though. She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon! Yeah, for a couple months now, but nothing has been released y...
by Joe_Sovereign
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 39
Views: 3356

Re: Conagra campus development plans

At the YP Summit today, the mayor said Conagra has plans for the campus and she was impressed with them. Didn't give any more details though. She's been saying that for a minute now. Would love if ConAgra would release their plans soon! Yeah, for a couple months now, but nothing has been released y...
by Joe_Sovereign
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2834

Re: 20's Showgirl

Downtown Denver could have gay snuff films showing on the walls of mosques and get away with it. Try saying you don't like Denver sometime. Silicon valley can operate on a plantation slave economy and get away with it. Of course there are strippers and no one complains. We are not those places. Try...
by Joe_Sovereign
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2834

Re: 20's Showgirl

Its one thing to have a skin bar in the outskirts of town, but to have one a half block south of the Crossroads, where we are contemplating spending huge money on redeveloping it, means we get another variable that makes it harder to attract outside investment. What happens when Google or some Bank...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)
Replies: 43
Views: 4994

Re: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)

This is such liberal fake compassion bullsh*t. If Warren Buffett actually gave a f*ck about the people of North Omaha he would have a couple of the companies he owns move manufacturing plants back from China to North Omaha. Then he would train people in North Omaha for the jobs including training a...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)
Replies: 43
Views: 4994

Re: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)

I hope this never gets built. The last thing any low income family needs is to move into a pack of 200 low income units in a high crime neighborhood with terrible schools. Good luck for any kid who is going to grow up in this shiny and new sh*thole. Any low income housing should be single individua...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 2834

Re: 20's Showgirl

Just saw on channel 7 that this is being reopened as an all nude strip club. Don't think too many wives are going to think much of that idea. That's a shame. I really wish it would be something else. Agreed. The hollowing out of that part of the city is depressing. NIMBY right guys. This is great n...
by Joe_Sovereign
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street Widening
Replies: 66
Views: 6133

Re: Street Widening

168th Center to Q is needing this just as bad. Are there plans for this? I can't imagine the city putting a new bridge across Zorinsky. Some roads should just stay 2 lanes. They do need stop lights at the entrances to the park on both sides of the bridge. Yes, the plans are to do it in 2018-2019. H...
by Joe_Sovereign
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 39
Views: 3356

Re: Conagra campus development plans

The city's plan needs to be rebuild the street grid even if this involves tearing down several of the Con Agra buildings. Embassy Suites and some of the current buildings fit in a new Street Grid. The rest of the area you could open up for mixed use development connecting the Old Market to the park ...
by Joe_Sovereign
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street Widening
Replies: 66
Views: 6133

Re: 168th Center-Pacific

nebugeater wrote:168th Center to Q is needing this just as bad.


Are there plans for this? I can't imagine the city putting a new bridge across Zorinsky. Some roads should just stay 2 lanes. They do need stop lights at the entrances to the park on both sides of the bridge.
by Joe_Sovereign
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 92
Views: 3567

Re: Facebook Data Center

I am digging for further clarification or a breakdown of your 98% empty statement. It's a room full of computers. Humans are not needed most of the time. Occasionally the filters for the air conditioner need to be changed. Occasionally new servers are installed or old ones are moved around. Otherwi...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 92
Views: 3567

Re: Facebook Data Center

I used Google to count the cars a Google :;): Google in Council Bluffs (newer, large facility) 300+ permanent parking stalls 500+ temporary construction parking stalls On Sunday June 5, 2016, 200+ Cars in the permanent lot, 70+ Cars in the temporary construction lot Google in Councl Bluffs (older, ...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 92
Views: 3567

Re: Facebook Data Center

Using very rough numbers based on Prineville Oregon and Altoona Iowa I could see the following. Construction: $1.6 billion, I originally came up with $1.8 but I am sure a big chunk is electronics and those costs have come down since the original facilities were built. Employment: 250 daily workers ...
by Joe_Sovereign
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills
Replies: 19
Views: 820

Re: The Development of Regency, Old Mill, and Miracle Hills

Thanks for the information on the development of this area. It was long before my time. Does anyone know if the City of Omaha has any kind of Master Plan for this section of the City? If you look at the Dodge Corridor from 84th Street out to 120th Street including Westroads, Regency, Old Mill and Mi...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Mixed Use Development & Freeway Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 189

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

I am not a fan of more Freeways but if you wanted to lower traffic on I-80 in Omaha the easiest way would be to build a connector between I-29 and I-80 south of Bellevue connecting to I-80 near Nebraska Crossing. The whole route is still nearly all farmland. A lot of cross country traffic might take...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Aloft Hotel - 180th and Harney
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Aloft Hotel - 180th and Harney

I have stayed at 3 different Aloft Hotels. They use their ultra modern design to cover up for very small rooms and minimal amenities. Aloft's price point is similar to a Hyatt Place but a Hyatt Place gives you a mini suite. A Standard Hyatt Place room has a small living room area with a foldout couc...
by Joe_Sovereign
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Aloft Hotel - 180th and Harney
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Aloft Hotel - 180th and Harney

There is a sign up for a new Aloft Hotel on the West side of 180th Street between Burke and Harney. Aloft website has a page for an Aloft Omaha West opening June 2018. 120 Guest Rooms and 1500 sq ft of meeting space. http://www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels/property/area/index.html?propertyID=4582 ...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: W. Dale Clark Library Site
Replies: 43
Views: 2188

Re: W. Dale Clark Library Site

Confirmed - European Village coming to library site with world's first 1 mile high Farris Wheel announcement coming soon. Will i be able to carry open containers on this mile high ferris wheel? Will there also be ground level parking?? You will be able to carry open containers and open carry firear...
by Joe_Sovereign
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: W. Dale Clark Library Site
Replies: 43
Views: 2188

Re: W. Dale Clark Library Site

Confirmed - European Village coming to library site with world's first 1 mile high Farris Wheel announcement coming soon.
by Joe_Sovereign
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16695

Re: Lot B Development

With the garage proposed in Lot D, has MECA given up on expansion? They were against the stadium in this lot as it would have prevented future expansion of the convention center. I think it's interesting how much their position has changed in the last seven years or so. I can't see this proposal ha...
by Joe_Sovereign
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16695

Re: Lot B Development

Side question; why build a parking garage directly in front of the baby bob? With where they are building the garage, the Baby Bob landing would flow directly north of the garage. They should set-back the Lot D parking garage from Fahey St. furher to the north so that the south side of the garage a...
by Joe_Sovereign
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16695

Re: Lot B Development

How many of these "entertainment districts" can this city sustain? Without considering the events at the Clink or AmeriTrade, just between developments at The Yard, The Capital District, Alvine and Lot B you would have maybe 1000 residential units (maybe 2000 to 3000 residents), over 500 ...
by Joe_Sovereign
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117262

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I know there is a National Company that has an agreement to lease some of the Office Space in the Crossroads development. Relocating workers already in Omaha. The agreement was signed years ago. The deal was signed so long ago that their office needs have changed and they are now planning on leasing...
by Joe_Sovereign
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16695

Re: Lot B Development

The Construction order is going to be interesting. Obviously the Lot D Parking Garage would have to come first but there will be less over all parking while this is under construction. If Lot B is built out in phases as the article suggests I imagine the Parking Garage with the Residential surroundi...
by Joe_Sovereign
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16695

Re: Lot B Development

I like the diagonal street going south east to north west but the other street joining it with the weird Y intersection and then connecting out in a single exit seems a poor design. I imagine before and after an event the bumper to bumper traffic on these streets and people getting stuck for 20 minu...
by Joe_Sovereign
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 610
Views: 50863

Re: Riverfront Development (Rick's & Storz area)

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2011/09/03/high_line__ield_3_slide-e288be4c47fae98930f8353c9d54929c7d89b70c-s900-c85.jpg This is The Highline an abandoned freight rail line bridge in NY that was converted to a park. It wouldn't cost more to cap the railroad tracks than it would to build an equivale...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16695

Re: Lot B Development

So are the CLink convention center expansion, parking Garage in Lot D and pedestrian bridge to the riverfront something that would happen simultaneously? Lot D parking structure has to happen before Lot B can be developed. So what we may see is a master plan for CLink expansion, pedestrian bridge, ...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16695

Re: Lot B Development

So are the CLink convention center expansion, parking Garage in Lot D and pedestrian bridge to the riverfront something that would happen simultaneously? Lot D parking structure has to happen before Lot B can be developed. So what we may see is a master plan for CLink expansion, pedestrian bridge, a...
by Joe_Sovereign
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 204th and Maple
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Re: 204th and Maple

Hadn't seen anything posted on this. Larger building being built to the west of the Walgreens and Dentist office. Didn't know if anyone knew about it. I had heard rumors of a sports bar & grill but it looks really big for that to be the only thing going in that building. The sports bar is one b...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)
Replies: 18
Views: 1207

Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Can we just call this area the Arts and Trade District instead of the ridiculous NEDO?
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 630
Views: 49640

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Green space makes for a fine interim solution while we wait for a more appropriate development. That being said, I think we need to put a moratorium on any further demolition downtown until the Wall Street/Lanoha and Civic sites are developed. The Gavilon project would have been a much better fit o...
by Joe_Sovereign
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 630
Views: 49640

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

The most disappointing part of this is the talk of YMCA, Library, Children's Museum, a park. This is prime reality for residential due to it's proximity to Creighton. Also the idea of retail space up and down Capital Street takes another hit if you put these types of facilities along the street. I d...

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