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by Dundeemaha
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: 2017 Annexation

New York City is made of 5 counties. Why not Omaha? The only thing lacking is will power! Annex all the things! Nebraska banned Omaha from annexing across county lines to protect Bellevue. Sarpy county exists to protect Bellevue. It was cleaved from Douglas County once Omaha annexed South Omaha and...
by Dundeemaha
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 244846

Re: Official: Capitol District

nebraska wrote:
Coyote wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:The Starbucks signage is up on the SW corner of the hotel.

It will open on Monday.

I was walking past there this afternoon. It's open now.

Too bad they couldn't find a local coffee shop.


Yeah, but at least it's not scooters. I'm surprised it took this long to add another Starbucks downtown.
by Dundeemaha
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 340
Views: 26000

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

by Dundeemaha
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: 2017 Annexation

I agree that some annexations are necessary to help the city prosper. But how much annexation is too much. If Omaha sprawls too far west then the long term costs will out weigh the short term gains. It'll also be harder to get a cohesive public transit system. It's a great way to bring in revenue f...
by Dundeemaha
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)
Replies: 49
Views: 6318

Re: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)

According to their Facebook the Highlander apartments section of the development is 98% leased

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1 ... ent_filter
by Dundeemaha
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What If Sarpy County Had 2 Seats?
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: What If Sarpy County Had 2 Seats?

Douglas and Sarpy really should have been 1 county, when you compare their relative sizes to other counties in Nebraska. Keeping them separate probably had something to do with the early rivalry between Bellevue and Omaha. Definitely, originally in 1854 Douglas County had 2 election precincts, Omah...
by Dundeemaha
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 340
Views: 26000

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

I believe the chinese have solved the problem. Omaha should just get one of these! https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/05/27/world/asia/27chinabus01/27chinabus01-superJumbo.jpg http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/world/asia/china-elevated-bus.html?_r=0 Turns out this ill conceived bus was just a sca...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: |expletive| Sushi - Benson
Replies: 18
Views: 1073

Re: Benson

Yoshi Tomo a Sushi restaurant is going into the old Subway at 60th & Maple. That's great news, my wife and I were just talking about how a sushi place would do great in either Benson our Dundee. According to this article is the chef behind ota omakase http://m.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/kansas_...
by Dundeemaha
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 861
Views: 93835

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

NovakOmaha wrote:It's about time Eppley touted its non stop destinations.

From the home page, a link
http://flyoma.com/images/OMA-Route-Map-Final-Ad-Web.pdf


Great ad, was also in the weekend paper (perfect timing for out of town visitors to CWS)
by Dundeemaha
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: J Coco new concept to Dundee
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: J Coco new concept to Dundee

I was wondering if this was dead when I saw the building listed for $1,200,000
by Dundeemaha
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: 2016 Census Estimates
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

Re: 2016 Census Estimates

Maybe the Nebraska Governor and the Iowa governor can work out a deal and Omaha can annex over State lines and just make it part of Omaha. Though I don't think that has ever been done before. My idea is that the Omaha City Govt would take over by Council Bluffs wouldn't be annex into the State of N...
by Dundeemaha
Fri May 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million
Replies: 21
Views: 1157

Re: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million

I hear what you're saying, my opinion boils down to this idea: The relative affluence of Millard and Elkhorn are more important to the quality of education they provide than their governance. Within OPS you have a subset of students who have access to elite education opportunities that no other publ...
by Dundeemaha
Fri May 19, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million
Replies: 21
Views: 1157

Re: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million

Well if it bring's in more people and families I'd say go for it! A healthy Elkhorn school district is great for Omaha because it creates a highly educated future and worker's for Omaha which allow's company's looking for such talent to locate here and tap into it! If only Omaha public schools coul...
by Dundeemaha
Thu May 18, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Maplewood Estates
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Maplewood Estates

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:On a scale of 1-10 the trailer park on 50th & center was a 2.5 :( Maplewood Estates is a 7 :P You cant really compare the two.


You just literally compared them on a 10 point scale.
by Dundeemaha
Mon May 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64478

Re: Westroads Development

No-though that would have appealed some to me. These are more of the board game variety. Almost like Spielbound http://spielbound.com/ crossed with a coffee shop. I just could not tell if it has more for coffee, alcohol drinks or both. Greg Slightly off topic, but Spielbound is both a coffee shop a...
by Dundeemaha
Fri May 12, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: Future Annexation

In the OWH article about Stothert's priorities after getting re-elected it listed preparing the next annexation package as one of the top ones.
by Dundeemaha
Wed May 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 10858

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I have not heard or seen the numbers yet but you kind of get the feeling that the apathy and lack of voter turn out east of 72nd was pretty severe. If this Omaha election truly was a litmus test for the Democratic party nationwide as has been suggested, then the Democrats are in for a whole heap of...
by Dundeemaha
Tue May 02, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again
Replies: 43
Views: 2031

Re: OPS Superintendent opening down to 0 again

Mark Evans' new OPS contract would increase his salary, vacation time http://www.omaha.com/news/education/mark-evans-new-ops-contract-would-increase-his-salary-vacation/article_8e148ed0-176c-52a2-938d-74df39ad8b7e.html Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans is slated to receive a 2.5 percen...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 149643

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

How much of the 1.8 billion that is credited to the streetcar would have happened without it, and in Omaha are we choosing a route that maximizes development potential? Or are we incentivizing an area that was going to see significant development regardless? If we embrace the street car as the devel...
by Dundeemaha
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Resurfacing Streets
Replies: 87
Views: 7718

Re: Resurfacing Streets

Resurfacing is the perfect opportunity to add bike lanes and constrict lane widths. There's a bike lane on 40th that starts at Cuming and goes north. Connect it to Dodge and add a South bound bike lane. Should reduce the rediculous number of people flying by at 45mph. Too bad Stothert eliminated the...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 10858

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Now Mayor Jean thinks we need a new library downtown and she will do away with the Restaurant Tax sometime around never. :evil: Mello wont kill it either. The new library is to me, a curious investment. One that should be voted on by the taxpayers. I'm okay if they don't build a new library but the...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: DISCUSSION: Werner Park - Sarpy County/Royals Stadium
Replies: 1538
Views: 98779

Re: DISCUSSION: Sarpy County/Royals Stadium

In high school I'd go to Royals games at Rosenblatt and TD Ameritrade would have had the same dead, no crowd feeling. I've never been to a Storm Chasers game but I don't doubt that Warner Park is a much better fit for them. I think this is just a case of creditors getting overzealous and backing a p...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 10858

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

I think the national politicians coming in must target a different demographic than most of us or they're just ill advised. No national political endorsement is going to sway me toward an Omaha mayoral candidate but they could definitely sway me against one.
by Dundeemaha
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 149643

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

As Dusty mentioned this area is already seeing a spike in investment.

Lets bump Metro's budget by 25%-30% (roughly the annual operating expenses of the streetcar proposal) and connect North Omaha and South Omaha to West Omaha's retail jobs and offices.
by Dundeemaha
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Omaha's Population Density vs Land Space

Definitely an interesting series of graphics. Like everyone is saying it does also illustrate how hard it is to compare cities with different annexation policies. It makes me wonder a little what Omaha would be like if Sarpy County had not been split out of Douglas County.
by Dundeemaha
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 128755

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Wow, I completely missed the quote box on the post. Still your comment made me notice the proposed 2 lane bridge in the master plan which I think would be a great addition. Also, earlier in the thread it was mentioned that Schmitt music is for sale, the Gadgeteer closed and I heard the other day tha...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 128755

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Very informative post! Thanks for the picture of the master plan.

My first thoughts when looking at it were: Wow that's a lot of parking, but it's better than what's there now.
by Dundeemaha
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 149643

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The idea isn't to recoup the money in ridership fees, just like we don't recoup the money for city streets in tolls. The idea is to recoup it in taxes from the economic development that it encourages. Which will likely be largely subsidized by taxpayers with tax increment financing. Agreed: http://...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 149643

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The idea isn't to recoup the money in ridership fees, just like we don't recoup the money for city streets in tolls. The idea is to recoup it in taxes from the economic development that it encourages. Which will likely be largely subsidized by taxpayers with tax increment financing. Agreed: http://...
by Dundeemaha
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 3495

Re: 20's Showgirl

According to the Nebraska Task Force on Human Trafficking From our work, we can say that the known number of Nebraska school girls who become victims of sex trafficking is at least 47 per year. We are certain, based on the fact that our methodology, in order to avoid any possibility of overestimatin...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 149643

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The idea isn't to recoup the money in ridership fees, just like we don't recoup the money for city streets in tolls. The idea is to recoup it in taxes from the economic development that it encourages.
by Dundeemaha
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Omaha Public Schools
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Omaha Public Schools

What is going on with the OPS board?

Remaining OPS superintendent finalists Gausman, Mumin withdraw from consideration

All 3 finalists withdrew from consideration? I admittedly have not paid much attention but this looks really bad.
by Dundeemaha
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 861
Views: 93835

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

It's mind boggling how self loathing people on a development forum can be... Omaha is a great small city with more than its fair share of successful companies, good restaurants, arts and entertainment. These direct flights were not added purely speculatively. Airlines are data driven businesses with...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 149643

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

ok, much better. But remember, widening 168th includes going through a lake and building a bridge over water. Does Metro buy a lot of new buses each year? I would imagine some years they do not buy any. Also, Metro uses those same roads that cars use. EDIT : Just realized this is the streetcar thre...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 149643

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

We are spending the same amount of money to widen 168th St between Center and Pacific as Metro's entire annual operating budget. The reason we don't have effective transit is we heavily subsidize car travel and spend next to nothing on buses. 11.5 million dollars for the road widening http://mapaco...
by Dundeemaha
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 149643

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

We are spending the same amount of money to widen 168th St between Center and Pacific as Metro's entire annual operating budget.

The reason we don't have effective transit is we heavily subsidize car travel and spend next to nothing on buses.
by Dundeemaha
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1144
Views: 128755

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

The Gadgeteer just south of Schmitt's closed recently as well. That whole 2 square block area 74-72, Dodge - Farnam is so haphazard with buildings. It's too bad the city's master plan for the area is so unlikely to happen.
by Dundeemaha
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Crossing
Replies: 1934
Views: 269723

Re: Midtown Crossing

Yeah, it really seems like they bet on Cine-dine and should have bet on lounge chairs.
by Dundeemaha
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speculative Transit Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Speculative Transit Discussion

Could you change the access so anyone with a link can view and we don't need to login to Google to request access?
by Dundeemaha
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 308
Views: 10858

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

A few questions for you Grandpasmucker: Do you think Mello supports Trump?

Both support the street car that you dislike, Mello probably more so than Stothert. Neither supports Trump.

Do you prefer Mello over Stothert? If so why?

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