Search found 1153 matches

by cdub
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Ross Dress for Less
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: Ross Dress for Less

If you bought something there that fell apart its because of the brand that you picked. They don't make Ross clothes but rather sell a huge variety of brands from those you know to some you don't. The prices are unbeatable (although comparable to TJMaxx and Marshalls generally) and you can get nice ...
by cdub
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 340
Views: 26004

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:It makes me think of the Baltimore Orioles.

Perfect! I'm in!
by cdub
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Tiny Homes
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: Tiny Homes

There is no code prohibition, especially if there are foundations. There are no minimum size requirements on homes as that would violate federal housing law. The biggest hurdle I could see would be from neighbors, who in Omaha, almost always hate anything new or different from a SFR home. So locatio...
by cdub
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant
Replies: 205
Views: 27638

Re: The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant

I had the opportunity to attend an opening party here last week and I was not disappointed. Omaha is lucky to have NuStyle! I completely forgot about this, dang. What did you see that caught your eye? Sorry, I don't check in like I used to... It was typical NuStyle effort. Maintaining interesting a...
by cdub
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant
Replies: 205
Views: 27638

Re: The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant

I had the opportunity to attend an opening party here last week and I was not disappointed. Omaha is lucky to have NuStyle!
by cdub
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 240
Views: 19468

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

Just to echo some things. both pieces will be able to use an SID, so no need for TIF. Omaha will indeed annex both at some point. There will be no particular rush as like all SIDs you want them to pay their own debt down first. The thing that accelerates that is retail (sales tax) but that will take...
by cdub
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adios Omaha
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Adios Omaha

Its been a good decade plus, but time to move on and check out a new place. I've enjoyed reading and occasionally participating in this forum and will likely still do so for a while just to see whats happening in the big O. I'll be sure to think of all of you when you're shoveling snow this winter a...
by cdub
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Change in Omaha Sports Radio
Replies: 313
Views: 26976

Re: Change in Omaha Sports Radio

I'm not pleased that 590 replaced Rusillo and Kannel with yet another local show to talk Huskers all the darn time. I assume thats exactly why they did it and I know I'm in the minority but still... I also think that having listened to Severe only for about 30 minutes total now that he is not a grea...
by cdub
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Omaha Chargers
Replies: 41
Views: 2231

Re: Omaha Chargers

I looked at their website and cant even see where to buy tickets for single games. Season only. Very odd.
by cdub
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory
Replies: 50
Views: 4289

Re: QT / Arby's on 72 and Hickory

BPHusker wrote:Any timeline when the Arbys will be coming down?


Theyve been slowly working on a site plan for months. I assume at some point they will actually get a permit.
by cdub
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Resurfacing Streets
Replies: 87
Views: 7720

Re: Resurfacing Streets

Got my wish somewhat fulfilled: Omaha council OKs $3.7 million in street resurfacing projects; more could follow this year . Mine too. » Ida Street from Blair High Road to Irvington Road. I contacted the mayors office about this piece of road two years ago -- their response was it was the county's ...
by cdub
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Closed Door Douglas county meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Closed Door Douglas county meeting

The City and County are incredibly unlikely to merge anytime soon. That would be completely against Omaha's annexation philosophy. Annexation philosophy is low on the list of any merger discussions. It will come down to money and jobs, particularly those of the two boards that presently lead the tw...
by cdub
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7998

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 cdub
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $1.1 Billion in Infrastructure Investment by 2040
Replies: 84
Views: 7998

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 cdub
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carpool Lanes?
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: Carpool Lanes?

If anyone got caught up last night, thats what real traffic looks like. Took me an hour to get from downtown to 108 and Q as both 80 and L were a mess. If we get to that level consistently we might get some carpool lanes.
by cdub
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Omaha Annexation 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 3402

Re: Omaha Annexation 2016

|expletive| Circles!

:no:

That wasn't very interesting. At least find someone to rant against it!
by cdub
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 270
Views: 25987

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

Lord, all the traffic chicken littles are going to have AKV and PW totally gumming up the neighborhood to 'fix' it. I think the location is fine, not as good as DT. Please oh please lets not freak out about a little congestion at the peak hour and pave over all the on street parking for lanes so we ...
by cdub
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Omaha Annexation 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 3402

Re: Omaha Annexation 2016

7 SIDs, should be public today
Nothing exciting
by cdub
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: W. Dale Clark Library
Replies: 114
Views: 5757

Re: W. Dale Clark Library

Keep in mind, if the library goes, for HDR or anyone else, it won't exactly be a 'planner' that does it. Those types of projects are political. Second, even when the planners did have a say, in the downtown plan, using the library site was contemplated. I believe that a building far better than the ...
by cdub
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Would You Like Omaha's Future Interstate System To Look?
Replies: 41
Views: 1761

Re: How Would You Like Omaha's Future Interstate System To Look?

Interesting that I see this the same day I read all the facebook comments about the WOWT article about PW not fixing substandard streets. The problem is already here. We can't afford the infrastructure we've built. Everyone wants a smooth street in front of their house, lots of Interstate lanes so t...
by cdub
Thu May 26, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Omaha's Upper/Middle/Lower Class Zoning
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Omaha's Upper/Middle/Lower Class Zoning

We have Regency, Linden Estates and others. I would suspect as neighborhoods go, these are sized relatively like other cities. Some of the examples you site are the result of other things, often suburbs who essentially zone out small lots and multi-family. A burb can do this wholesale, a city the si...
by cdub
Tue May 24, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Business
Topic: HyVee Closing (36th & L)
Replies: 57
Views: 3429

Re: HyVee Closing (36th & L)

It strikes me that a different store could be successful there but perhaps what it takes is too far from what HyVee is comfortable doing. There is a tremendous market and south O has actually grown in recent years. You also can't discount ownership problems at the location. As for 84th and Giles, wh...
by cdub
Mon May 23, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Omaha's Upper/Middle/Lower Class Zoning
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Omaha's Upper/Middle/Lower Class Zoning

The result of development decisions and land ownership, not zoning.
by cdub
Wed May 18, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2016 NRD Bond Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: 2016 NRD Bond Issue

Wash co. hates dams, and the NRD. If they had something there they likely voted it out or forced the NRD to delete it. Those fools are the reason the NRD struggles to do what they are working toward.


As for boating... LAKE LINOMA! (Sorry Ashland)
by cdub
Wed May 18, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Replies: 971
Views: 188607

Re: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha

Will be interesting to see how much push the NCAA has or uses. So much for 25 years if they can ask for the world every 5!
by cdub
Wed May 18, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 626
Views: 56157

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

a) the City was limited by the money available from Asarco. Perhaps if they had a crystal ball they could have done it differently, but removing every bit of contamination was probably not a realistic option even at that. b) you definitely can not build footings for such a cantilever without going w...
by cdub
Tue May 17, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 371
Views: 9122

Re: Idea For A Graphic Design For New License Plates In 2017

Thats awesome. If I could have plastered ISU on a Nebraska plate I definitely would have! As much ISU gear as I see around town, I am sure you and 250 of your fellow alumni could his that get a plate done here in no time. I should have had a petition at last nights cyclone tailgate tour stop! darn!...
by cdub
Tue May 17, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 626
Views: 56157

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

The hope is to give people reasons to use the boat dock there as the river is fine for that use. Time will tell if enough activity gets going there to make that a reality.
by cdub
Mon May 16, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 371
Views: 9122

Re: Idea For A Graphic Design For New License Plates In 2017

Why do we have so dang many specialty plates? How many more do we need? No other state has as many specialty plates as we do. Uhhh... http://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/license-plates/specialty-license-plates It cracks me up that both KSU and Kansas have Texas specialty plates. http://www.txdmv.gov/med...
by cdub
Tue May 10, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 13th and William Revitalization
Replies: 38
Views: 4968

Re: 13th and William Revitalization

Traffic guys will never lane diet 13th because its a truck route, access to I 80.
by cdub
Mon May 02, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Elkhorn/Platte River Valley: A geographic barrier to Omaha's westward moving sprawl? Or, future low-land suburbia?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: The Elkhorn/Platte River Valley: A geographic barrier to Omaha's westward moving sprawl? Or, future low-land subur

There are a lot of reasons for development to stay out of the valley. As has been pointed out, federal guidelines are more strict than ever about developing in a flood plain. In addition, I would expect the provision of sewer will continue to be addressed in areas that flow naturally into our existi...
by cdub
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather in Omaha: Different or the Same?
Replies: 45
Views: 1722

Re: Weather in Omaha: Different or the Same?

ALl I know is since becoming a homeowner I have no need for severe weather. Heck, I don't even like heavy rain. Now that the leaks are my problem, they are no fun! It strikes me that winters have been generally milder than I remember 15-25 years ago, btw. But thats not much to rely on. Yes, I feel ...
by cdub
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather in Omaha: Different or the Same?
Replies: 45
Views: 1722

Re: Weather in Omaha: Different or the Same?

ALl I know is since becoming a homeowner I have no need for severe weather. Heck, I don't even like heavy rain. Now that the leaks are my problem, they are no fun!
It strikes me that winters have been generally milder than I remember 15-25 years ago, btw. But thats not much to rely on.
by cdub
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Downtown Omaha vs Downtown Des Moines Construction
Replies: 88
Views: 7758

Re: Downtown Omaha vs Downtown Des Moines Construction

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2610882,-96.0979173,3a,75y,32.91h,89.7t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s8MGo7uDQjwO2cmjs1XMhlg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D8MGo7uDQjwO2cmjs1XMhlg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D333.60434%26pitch%3D0!...
by cdub
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street Widening
Replies: 67
Views: 7540

Re: Street Widening

2021 construction. subject to change
4 lane
by cdub
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2015 NCAA Basketball
Replies: 95
Views: 3339

Re: 2015 NCAA Basketball

Augustana 90 Lincoln Mem. 81 Augustana Division II National Champions Thanks I forgot to post that -- my Alma Mater. :D :D http://www.chadrad.com/newsimages/Augustana%20National%20Men's%20Champs.jpg Too lazy to look elsewhere - SD? (or ILL) I visited there (SD) but decided to stay in Iowa.
by cdub
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Boston 40th Anniversary Tour @ Baxter
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Boston 40th Anniversary Tour @ Baxter

That sounded pretty good to me. Concerts rarely sound exactly like the record for a variety of reasons. Not the least of which is the guys probably get a little bored and like to change things up. I think the AC/DC question is different than most bands. They accomplished more with Brian than Bon. Yo...
by cdub
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Boston 40th Anniversary Tour @ Baxter
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Boston 40th Anniversary Tour @ Baxter

I'm always a little leery about seeing a band without its lead singer. They can find suitable replacements but the voice is harder to manage than a fill in guitar.
by cdub
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Highline 2.0
Replies: 184
Views: 18418

Re: Highline 2.0

The simplest answer is that the ROW does not belong to them, thus they can't put permanent fixtures in it. Same reason you can't build your garage on your neighbors lot I suppose.
by cdub
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 103rd & Blair Highway
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: 103rd & Blair Highway

Im not sure theres anything much going on but it will end up being more housing, at least predominantly. There isnt much if any commercial left available in the area, and even less need.

Go to advanced search