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by Dundeemaha
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Walnut Hill Park (38th and Nicholas Streets)
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Walnut Hill Park (38th and Nicholas Streets)

Take out the empty reservoirs, put in row houses and leave the park/give it to the city instead of mud.
by Dundeemaha
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)
Replies: 455
Views: 45878

Re: METRO (Formerly Metro Area Transit - MAT)

Great article in the paper today about Metro's plans for 2018. Highlights: GPS tracking of buses! Mobile fare payment system 11 ORBT stations, construction starting in spring ORBT launch target of December 15-20 new bus shelters 23 new buses 9 new MOBY vans http://www.omaha.com/special_sections/outl...
by Dundeemaha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 119
Views: 21168

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

So I got an email from Edwards Auto Group that they’re no longer a Subaru Dealer. Any idea what happened, I had always seen and heard good reviews of them. Not sure but when I went in to meet them for my prearranged meeting to look at new foresters they did not bother to let me know ahead of time t...
by Dundeemaha
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Amateur Coffee (3913 Cuming St)
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Amateur Coffee (3913 Cuming St)

Amateur Coffee a new Vegan Coffee Parlor has opened at 3913 Cuming St in the Joslyn Castle Neighborhood. http://www.amateurcoffee.com/ I've noticed that place has been there for a long while. It looks like they're trying hard enough, I just don't know if the clientele is in the neighborhood. Not a ...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oakdale Flats
Replies: 28
Views: 3066

Re: Oakdale Flats

I'm not near the demographic this is targeting, but it feels strange to me to turn a little 8 household neighborhood so inward that you put the back of the houses on the street. I like my neighbors but it seems so forced in this micro-community design.
by Dundeemaha
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Wish List
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: 2018 Wish List

Here's a giant stretch goal for 2018, but with Mutual pushing up to the west edge of 480 and other developments continuing to encroach on the east edge, I'd love to see a proposal for adding businesses to both sides of Farnam and Harney ala Columbus, OH. Bridged with businesses next to Columbus conv...
by Dundeemaha
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dewey 3700 (Arthur Metz mansion)
Replies: 40
Views: 4178

Re: Dewey 3700 (Arthur Metz mansion)

Looks like a terrible hodgepodge of materials slapped together with no real design to me. Other than maybe an attempt at faux traditional by throwing every material used in older construction in to it
by Dundeemaha
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 689
Views: 65236

Re: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)

I really think this was a great opportunity to restore the street grid and split this in to multiple plots per block and allow the area to develop organically / by the market. I'm not sure there's a more disappointing development in Omaha, including the planned freeway widening to subsidize increase...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1939
Views: 160289

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Busguy2010 wrote:My question about autonomous vehicles is why?


Because driving sucks and is terribly dangerous.
by Dundeemaha
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 51
Views: 3716

Re: New Kiewit HQ

I am starting to really doubt that the tax breaks and incentives really attract companies. I think they can be a tie breaker but by and large companies decide where they want to go and use incentive offers as bargaining chips too get a sweeter deal where they were going to go anyway.
by Dundeemaha
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: New Kiewit HQ
Replies: 51
Views: 3716

Re: New Kiewit HQ

Joe_Sovereign wrote:Here is to hoping they put their 5 to 9 story office on top of the parking garage.


Unfortunately the garage will be adjacent to the HQ on their mid-rise super block
by Dundeemaha
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1939
Views: 160289

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Well, the entire streetcar for Omaha idea has been talked about and shelved, talked about and shelved then talked about and shelved again for the past 15 years. Study after study after study after study has been completed.. Then the idea shelved.. I’m not optimistic streetcars will happen for Omaha...
by Dundeemaha
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1939
Views: 160289

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

Even as someone who is generally opposed to the streetcar I don't mind them putting out this article. Those of us who pay constant attention to this know a lot of the issues and have formed our opinions. Most Omahans don't know what the financing options might look like, what comparable cities have ...
by Dundeemaha
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 411
Views: 12808

Re: Nebraska License Plates

I'd restore the county numbers for Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy Counties. You know, I agree with this.. I kind of miss the county numbers, based on population rank, from the old days... Ciao..LiO...Peace Didn't they do away with the 1 and 2 numbers due to the number of plates falling short of the n...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 420
Views: 69839

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

I love the breakdown, but the real thing the buses need to be competitive is GPS. It would eliminate all of the uncertainty in waiting at the stop on an unfamiliar route or location. All of the other 3 options are predictable. With the bus you don't know if it's going to be 3 or 15 minutes. (This fr...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 55
Views: 3785

Re: 2017 Annexation

Either way Annexation should be a high priority. Why? The amount of land a city controls doesn't correlate to its success or financial prosperity. Yes it does. If Omaha were to let Bennington annex all of west Douglas County outside of Omaha, or let Valley and Waterloo merge and take the trans-Elkh...
by Dundeemaha
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)
Replies: 25
Views: 3038

Re: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)

2-4 story buildings give plenty of density to support light rail. Look at Paris and DC, those cities do not have skyscrapers and are yet incredibly dense compared to Omaha.
by Dundeemaha
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dakota Title Building (Flatiron District)
Replies: 21
Views: 2651

Re: Dakota Title Building (Flatiron District)

I think they just stuck a generic lotus flower logo on it to show signage potential for retail.
by Dundeemaha
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 927
Views: 118663

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

These guys did a nice little teardown of some card skimmers: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/gas-pump-skimmers Summary: Cheap skimmers w/ bluetooth are made en masse in China. The local crooks buy them and attach the cables (usually poorly due to limited skill) and don't update any of the defau...
by Dundeemaha
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1939
Views: 160289

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I'd much rather have 5 BRT lines than 1 streetcar which is probably about the equivalent cost.

But I'd happily trade those 5 BRT lines for 1 light rail with dedicated right of way.
by Dundeemaha
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Saddle Creek (Dodge to Hamilton)
Replies: 139
Views: 21151

Re: Saddle Creek (Dodge to Hamilton)

SaveOmaha wrote:The coffee shop is going in an old service station. Good use of an old building! The renaissance of North Saddle Creek continues.


The coffee shop is a new building next to the old service station on what was a grass lot
by Dundeemaha
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Omaha World Herald
Replies: 349
Views: 37169

Re: The Omaha World Herald

At least it looks like they're becoming more reasonable on pricing, it looks like the digital access add-on to weekend or sunday only paper subscriptions is just 99c now
by Dundeemaha
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 55
Views: 3785

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: 2578
Views: 259560

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: 28304

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

by Dundeemaha
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 55
Views: 3785

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: 51
Views: 7289

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: 497

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: 28304

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: 1355

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: 1074
Views: 114060

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: 1908

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: 1680

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: 1428

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: 1428

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: 831

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: 602
Views: 69881

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: 55
Views: 3785

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: 13309

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: New OPS Superintendent
Replies: 48
Views: 2725

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...

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