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by CapitalGuy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 32-story Apartment Tower in Des Moines
Replies: 36
Views: 2695

Re: 32-story Apartment Tower in Des Moines

Wow that is pretty bad |expletive|! Good for DSM!
by CapitalGuy
Fri May 19, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)
Replies: 28
Views: 2022

Re: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)

Developer gives more details on City Centre Newman unveiled more detailed plans and new architectural drawings of the City Centre building, which will include first-floor retail, two stories of office space, six floors of apartments and a 10th level of indoor and outdoor amenities. About $78.5 mill...
by CapitalGuy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Runza Corporate HQ (8800 Firethorn Lane)

Runza National's new HQ

Lincoln-based Runza plans to break ground later this month on a new 47,000-square-foot office building at 8800 Firethorn Lane in southeast Lincoln. The building is expected to be completed by June 2018.
by CapitalGuy
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Farm Credit Services of America (120 & Q)
Replies: 17
Views: 1844

Re: Farm Credit Services of America (120 & Q)

Someone mentioned to me that Farm Credit was also going to take the Carol Hotel property. If that has been posted previously on this site, my apologies.
by CapitalGuy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 225 North Cotner Blvd. Redevelopment
Replies: 1
Views: 371

225 North Cotner Blvd. Redevelopment

Apartment plan gets green light A planned 153-unit apartment complex at 225 N. Cotner Blvd. fits perfectly into the city's Comprehensive Plan for land use, according to members of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission. The commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to advance the $17.5 mi...
by CapitalGuy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)
Replies: 28
Views: 2022

Re: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)

I am going to reluctantly jump into this to defend the Potato poster because I think he has a valid point, it just wasn't made clearly. Iam referenced it in his post. Aside from Capitol District, there really has not been infill in DT Omaha that has exceeded the 6 story range. There has been other s...
by CapitalGuy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Des Moines - 29 story high rise proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 2951

Re: Des Moines - 29 story high rise proposal

I guess some on here were right in thinking that the 29 story proposal was never going to work. Apparently it needed to be taller.
by CapitalGuy
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Redevelopment of 9th, 10th, M & N block
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Redevelopment of 9th, 10th, M & N block

City seeking developer for block bound by 9th, 10th, M & N For nearly a century, the art deco building at the corner of 10th and M streets has stood a silent witness to the ebb and flow of downtown Lincoln. But the 233 Building — which started life as a pharmaceutical manufacturing company and ...
by CapitalGuy
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: North 11th and P Sts. Redevelopment
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: North 11th and P Sts. Redevelopment

A pretty cool project.
by CapitalGuy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: North 11th and P Sts. Redevelopment
Replies: 6
Views: 1404

Re: North 11th and P Sts. Redevelopment

Redevelopment to add floors to buildings and include a boutique hotel According to documents filed last week with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department, developers would add three floors to the top of the four-story building at 216 N. 11th. The first floor would house a restaurant/lounge...
by CapitalGuy
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 1222 P Street Apartments
Replies: 1
Views: 444

1222 P Street Apartments

Former Swanson Russell office to be redeveloped Their $4 million plan for redeveloping the building involves demolishing most of it but keeping the distinctive two-story facade. The building currently is three stories tall but would grow to five, with 29 market rate apartments on the four upper flo...
by CapitalGuy
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)
Replies: 28
Views: 2022

Re: Journal-Star Building

I wonder if the unnamed developed will also be purchasing the City Bank & Trust branch on the NW corner of 10th and P? That would give a little more room and provide 10th Street frontage.
by CapitalGuy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)
Replies: 28
Views: 2022

City Centre (Journal-Star Building)

This could get interesting.... Journal-Star sells 926 P Street to Developer The downtown block that has served Lincoln its daily news for 135 years could soon offer the city something new, if a redevelopment plan in the key corridor between downtown and the expanding Haymarket goes through. The Linc...
by CapitalGuy
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Official: UNL Campus Development
Replies: 99
Views: 13518

Re: Official: UNL Campus Development

Actually, I believe all of the parking on the east side of the stadium is REMAINING for the foreseeable future. Several wealthy donors complained about the loss of that primo parking/tailgating locations and not surprisingly, the Regents gave in. Such a shame because making a signature green space o...
by CapitalGuy
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR and preservationists
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

No doubt the optics of the city-backed purchase also harmed the project. The players should have come up with some sort of alternative financing arrangement that would not have made it appear that the city was directly funding the destruction of the historic buildings.
by CapitalGuy
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR and preservationists
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

I don't disagree at all with your sentiments, HR. I am sure that putting cost aside there were plenty of alternatives OPAS could have explored. That being said, they did not want to entertain those alternatives. And, to my recollection they had an agreement in principle to purchase the buildings (al...
by CapitalGuy
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR and preservationists
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

From the World-Herald article where HDR announced the scrapping of their DT plans: He said the primary reason for the decision was that the cost of the project had increased and the construction timetable had been delayed. In a statement, he tied the rising costs to the “loss of previously planned p...
by CapitalGuy
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR and preservationists
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

For the record, I have no problem with critical and thoughtful debate. However, I am troubled that some in this HDR discussion were so quick to literally tell those who were in favor of HDR's original downtown proposal that the supporters of that proposal were not intelligent enough to understand th...
by CapitalGuy
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR and preservationists
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

If I am not understanding it Linkin, it is because a handful on here can't seem to find approval in anything that happens. The same folks that clamor for dense, urban development are now bemoaning a longer commute time. That is one of the most amusing things I have read on this board as those folks ...
by CapitalGuy
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR and preservationists
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

HDR and preservationists

It's a shame that so many of you are still so butt-hurt over the fact that the preservationist movement backfired. Now we are grasping at anything we can think of to complain about HDR. Rest-assured that if HDR came out with a plan tomorrow to make capacity improvements to AV to handle more traffic ...
by CapitalGuy
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 313
Views: 30235

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

It's funny as heck reading all the posts by all the urbanists, who crave density, who are complaining about the traffic problems. These two things go hand in hand! Yep, driving around there may suck, so do the urbanists thing and ride your bike, take the bus, car pool or use uber and then you can r...
by CapitalGuy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)
Replies: 148
Views: 20605

Re: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)

No worries. I would just be very surprised if the Hospital (Children's or Methodist) weren't eyeing that property for some time.
by CapitalGuy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)
Replies: 148
Views: 20605

Re: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)

Yes, it does say that. I hope you're not implying that the hospital needed to bring in a doctor from Cincinnati to state the obvious: the hospital is landlocked with the HDR parcel being the only adjacent parcel that would provide for meaningful expansion. I think the leadership at Children's deserv...
by CapitalGuy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)
Replies: 148
Views: 20605

Re: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)

Didn't they say last June they weren't interested in the space? Oh well there went all my guesses about the future of that area.


It is advisable not to state in a very public fashion that you are interested in a property prior to entering into negotiations to buy it. Negotiations 101.
by CapitalGuy
Tue May 24, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Des Moines - 29 story high rise proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 2951

Re: Des Moines - 29 story high rise proposal

There certainly could be similar demand in Omaha. It would be nice to see all factors come together in Omaha they way they are seemingly coming together in DSM. They also had an out-of-state employer announce the addition of over 1,000+ jobs to their downtown. Sure would be nice to have that happen ...
by CapitalGuy
Tue May 24, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Des Moines - 29 story high rise proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 2951

Re: Des Moines - 29 story high rise proposal

Wow, Wow, Wow. Even Omaha Cowboy is going to have a tough time explaining this away. I hope Omaha rises to the occasion soon. There are some good things going on in Omaha but DSM seems to have a little more sizzle at the moment.
by CapitalGuy
Thu May 19, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: 2015 Census Estimates
Replies: 84
Views: 5919

Re: 2015 Census Estimates

Yep, more than double. Over in the DSM metro, Ankeny is one of the top ten fastest growing cities in the US with over 50,000 people.
by CapitalGuy
Tue May 17, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: HDR Proposed Downtown Office
Replies: 500
Views: 33691

Re: HDR

Well said, bigredmed. I expect the reply will be that OPAS and HDR could have incorporated the old buildings. The simple response: that is all good and fine when you are talking about spending someone else's money. If HDR doesn't end up downtown, and I expect they won't, DT Omaha will have lost a gr...
by CapitalGuy
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Honest Abe's (Lincoln)
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Honest Abe's (Lincoln)

Coyote, I feel bad to have to tell you this, but you probably drove within a block of the Downtown Honest Abe's location on 14th between O and P on your way to and from the new Hudl HQ. There are now TWO locations of Honest Abe's.
by CapitalGuy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 240
Views: 19932

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge) up for redevelopment

No, it is pretty clear that the owner of the two parcels is not HDR and that HDR would be an occupant in addition to the firm who purchased the properties. Keep in mind the DeMarco farm was purchased long before HDR announced that it was moving downtown. I think HDR could go in the larger developmen...
by CapitalGuy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 240
Views: 19932

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge) up for redevelopment

Did I read the article correctly that HDR would be a potential tenant in addition to another large employer that is purchasing the site and seeking consolidation of employees? If so, who is the other large employer? I have been racking my brain and the only one I can think of is Kiewit.
by CapitalGuy
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Development (North 48th and Holdrege)
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Mixed Use Development (North 48th and Holdrege)

Um, WOW! Thanks for posting the rendering. HUGE improvement for that intersection.
by CapitalGuy
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Development (North 48th and Holdrege)
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Mixed Use Development (North 48th and Holdrege)

Five Story Retail and Apartment Building Planned for Tastee Inn Site Schafer Richardson Inc. of Minneapolis and Lincoln-based Greenleaf Properties plan a five-story building with retail on the first floor and four stories of residential units above with 98 apartments, including studio and one- and ...
by CapitalGuy
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 51
Views: 4934

Re: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)

Council Reviews TIF Request The current proposal is to have two hotels, 50 apartments or condos and four floors of private parking in the new building adjacent to the 100-year-old Terminal Building. The TIF will go primarily to pay for a high-quality exterior material for all 12 stories, not just t...
by CapitalGuy
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 51
Views: 4934

Re: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)

Planning Board Approves Development

According to documents submitted to the Planning Department earlier this year, the redevelopment plan includes a 12-story building that would have underground parking, first-floor retail, a hotel and residential units.
by CapitalGuy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)
Replies: 51
Views: 4934

Re: Mixed Use Hotel (9th & O Sts.)

It certainly does have great potential. It is kind of funny how 150' building in Lincoln is heralded and a 250' building in Omaha is bemoaned. This building should have prominence in the western and northern views of the skyline.
by CapitalGuy
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Journey Senior Living (Canopy & N Sts.)
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: Journey Senior Living (Canopy & N Sts.)

2 Proposals Submitted from RFP The two companies' joint proposal to bring apartments and a long-awaited downtown grocery store to Canopy and N streets, just south of the Harris Overpass, is one of two the city received last week. The other is from Anant Enterprises, an Omaha-based company of which ...
by CapitalGuy
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Journey Senior Living (Canopy & N Sts.)
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: Journey Senior Living (Canopy & N Sts.)

Project Scrapped It appears the developers determined that there was no longer a market for senior living at the present time. The city is going to put out a new RFP for the site. Proposals are due by January 15th. My gut tells me that there is someone else already expressing interest in the site.

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