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by Trips
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Amazon HQ2

Omaha does not have enough Starbucks, bike paths, clean energy or legalized marijuana. The West Farm property would have been a great fit for them as they could build their own community. Looking at the footprint of Apples Spaceship and it would have fit perfect on either the north or south side of ...
by Trips
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Gas war in Lincoln?
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Gas war in Lincoln?

I filled up for $1.71 per gallon at EZGo on Saturday. Unfortunately they didn't have their premium lowered also.
by Trips
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 371
Views: 9122

Re: Nebraska License Plates

I know it is not Nebraska but Oh Well Iowa's announced their new plate selection that will roll out in 2018 The "City and County Reboot" won the vote with 113,299 of the poll’s 291,095 total votes. The Iowa DOT says that the "Flying Our Colors" design had a late surge yesterday,...
by Trips
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tesla Service Center
Replies: 54
Views: 5146

Re: Tesla Service Center

Thank you for the info! And I totally agree with what you're saying. Electric vehicles have so many advantages over fossil fuel vehicles that go beyond the environment. It's the future and Omaha needs to start swimmin' or they'll sink like a stone. Not saying they do or don't but please list some. ...
by Trips
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tesla Service Center
Replies: 54
Views: 5146

Re: Tesla Service Center

As of today Nebraska has roughly 1,416 Tesla Model 3 reservations out of 500,000+ worldwide. Douglas: 472 Sarpy: 236, Lancaster: 519 Other: 189 I have an estimated delivery of November - January but am expecting it will be closer to March as I have a few options I am going to be waiting for. I am re...
by Trips
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 197
Views: 22582

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

I like the giant cement baseballs at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. When you have people taking pictures with your barricade you did a good job designing it. They could even paint the balls with the colors and logo of the past champions.
by Trips
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 144th and Giles... dirt moving? what's being built here?
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: 144th and Giles... dirt moving? what's being built here?

That lot is just over 30 acres. That is about the size of all the Village Pointe auto dealers and about half of the 144th and hwy 370 lots. If they are all auto dealerships you are going to have a lot of cars for sale in the area.
by Trips
Mon May 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2293

Re: Future Annexation

It is really sad to see some of the areas that were annexed last year. In the past their parks and trails were always mowed are really well kept. They now had knee high weeds/grass and trash cans that were jammed full. As I kept going the three SID's across the street had clean and nicely mowed so y...
by Trips
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Ford Lofts (10th and Dodge)
Replies: 14
Views: 2645

Re: Ford Lofts (10th and Dodge)

My hunt for for living downtown has finally ended. After years of listening to everyone on here I finally started looking at moving to the Old Market about 2 years ago. I determined that for the price and location that the Ford Lofts were my choice and in particular 1 of 12 units. After missing out ...
by Trips
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 244890

Re: Official: Capitol District

So they only have one model with a balcony and it just so happens to have two? $2,900 - $3,000 and you can get some fresh air.

On a side note, I was looking at a condo on Friday and it looked like the hotel pool was ready for tile work. I think that will be a cool feature if they do it right.
by Trips
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: I-80 expansion between Omaha/Lincoln
Replies: 98
Views: 18191

Re: I-80 expansion between Omaha/Lincoln

As of an October 2015 study they have 180th as the I-80 exit. They will make 180th south to Platteview Road a Major Arterial. There is nothing about 168th.
by Trips
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Storage Units
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Storage Units

You forgot to mention the storage units under construction on 192nd and Harrison, 192nd and Giles (Expanding existing), 180th and Harrison (North Side), 180th and Harrison (South Side) and 180th and Giles. That is going to be 5 new and 1 expanded facility within 1.2 miles of each other in a resident...
by Trips
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 3495

Re: 20's Showgirl

The CenturyLink Center is 1.1 miles away from the same type of establishment. I don't see North Downtown development slowing down because of it. No one seems to care that one of the first businesses you see when leaving the airport is a strip club. The 20's is hidden off the main streets and unless ...
by Trips
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 3495

Re: 20's Showgirl

Shane Harrington originally from Lincoln is the owner. He originally got started when his wife Melissa and him started a website. From there he tried to open a bar but Lincoln would not give him a liquor license. After numerous years and attempts he decided to give up that idea and opened three stri...
by Trips
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 244890

Re: Official: Capitol District

Their website lists the following:
1. Penthouse City Lounge - Entertainment Gourmet Kitchen, City Sky Views
2. 3rd Floor City Deck - Outdoor Patio Lounge, Complimentary Coffee Station, Billiard Table, Fire Feature
4. Free Cox Wi-Fi hotspots and Gigablast Speeds
by Trips
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 244890

Re: Official: Capitol District

The Canopy Lofts in Lincoln's Railyard run around $900 for a 1 bedroom and $650 - $750 per bed for the larger units. I think those prices sound very fair.
by Trips
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4978

Re: Facebook Data Center

Did anyone hear that this is now going to be 3 buildings instead of 4? Still a massive project but in typical Omaha fashion it is being scaled down.
by Trips
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: infoUSA Business News
Replies: 21
Views: 4197

Re: infoUSA Business News

I am surprised that the OWH didn't pick this up but InfoUSA/InfoGroup in Papillion was sold again. Their current owners CCMP entered into a sales agreement with Court Square Capital that should close March 31st. I guess this was officially announced yesterday.
by Trips
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Rough stretch for Creighton
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: Rough stretch for Creighton

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Yes, the drugs could cause this. Look at people on Bath Salts or Flakka that decide to attack and eat other people. You cant tell me that trying to eat someones face is what they would normally do. If he was forced or unknowingly took them, he might ...
by Trips
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4978

Re: Facebook Data Center

Some of these numbers from 2013/2014 and each of these facilities expanded multiple times. Does a facility with 2.5 million square-feet need 2x, 3x, 4x the number of employees as one a quarter of the size? Prineville with about 600,000 square-feet had 150 full-time employees (Including contractors) ...
by Trips
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4978

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 P...
by Trips
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 99
Views: 4978

Re: Facebook Data Center

If it is four 610,000 sqft buildings that would be massive. Their other locations are in the 450,000 to 750,000 sqft range. Facebook also likes to be Carbon Neutral on everything they do. In Iowa they had wind farms built by a utility so the electricity they purchased could be considered Carbon Neut...
by Trips
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Sears
Replies: 57
Views: 2187

Re: Sears

I'm torn between February 2019 or 2020. I know they have been selling real estate holdings to stay afloat. Greg Read into their CEO Eddie Lampert and what he is doing. All of his decisions have been terrible and the corporate leadership is toxic. Eddies investment company is loaning Sears money to ...
by Trips
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine - Chalco
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Nebraska Medicine - Chalco

The lot on the corner that had Walgreen's name attached to it sold a few weeks ago. Is this project taking its place?
by Trips
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Shirley's Diner
Replies: 20
Views: 1836

Re: Shirley's Diner

There were a few businesses which stayed at that shopping plaza for quite a few years, but overall it mostly attracts short lived tenants. Maybe with old town Millard being redeveloped to the North, the SE corner of Millard Ave and Q may start getting more attention. It's clear that the landlords d...
by Trips
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Front license plates:
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Front license plates:

Found it. Beginning January 1, 2017, one license plate shall be issued, upon request and compliance with this subdivision, for any passenger car which is not manufactured to be equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a license plate. A license decal shall be issued with the l...
by Trips
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Multisports Complex
Replies: 198
Views: 15479

Re: Nebraska Multisports Complex

Do their salaries seem a little high? The Director of Development raised just $32,000 after her expenses in 2015. Trish Hoffman-Ahrens, Director of development, $147,000 Denise Bartels, Project lead, $151,000 Additional Expenses: $9,000 "donor relations" Donations Raised: 2015: $188,000 20...
by Trips
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: HyVee Growth Plans
Replies: 106
Views: 6309

Re: HyVee Growth Plans

What am I looking at here? Can you bring in your growler and fill it up from whatever they have on tap? Is this only legal at breweries in Nebraska?
by Trips
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2549
Views: 244890

Re: Official: Capitol District

Any idea how big the Plaza "Entertainment District" portion of this will be? It seems like it will be small if they do retail on 3 sides and taller buildings blocking the sun. I guess I originally envisioned this similar to the Railyard in Lincoln.
by Trips
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)
Replies: 28
Views: 1935

Re: Journal-Star Building

I would imagine another big student housing project. Maybe even one that adds to the skyline a bit. I would bet big money on this. As far as skyline changer, that would also be nice. :shock: I will be happy to take your money on this one. With all of the new student housing in the last 5 years a lo...
by Trips
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 861
Views: 93912

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

I just got back from a trip and the parking lights need a little work. I was flying Southwest and the east part of the garage said full but decided to check it out anyways. I was able to find open spots that were marked Red (Full). When I was leaving I also noticed spots marked Green (Available) tha...
by Trips
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Bucky's Business News
Replies: 41
Views: 4310

Re: Bucky's Business News

I agree with you both. Although I have yet to encounter a gas station lot tighter than Cubbies in the Old Market.. That place is a fender bender in the making nearly 24/7... Did Cubbies expand and add a patio or something. I remember earlier this year they had it rezoned but am not able to find it.
by Trips
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 240
Views: 19468

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

Things I think I know: No City Sales Tax, No Restaurant Tax on purchases within the SID. What I don't know: Would the housing be separate from the commercial SID or can you combine them? Can they create what could be considered a city sales tax? Could this tax then be used to pay the bonds and lower...
by Trips
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 240
Views: 19468

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

This land would need to be blighted to get TIF involved. I could maybe see some other arrangement where they don't end up using TIF, but the city puts out bonds to pay for the infrastructure. I wonder if they could even potentially make this a SID? I don't know enough about those to know if that's ...
by Trips
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 240
Views: 19468

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

A couple questions: Does the city of Boys Town extend to the south portion of this? A google search showed the city limits only includes the west farmland. Do you think part of the sale was that they would not to request TIF as it would technically come from Boys Town that just sold the land? Will O...
by Trips
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 240
Views: 19468

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

Let's see if we can get 2 bedroom condos for under $200,000 and monthly fees around $200 I will be right next to you with a deposit as long as they have first floor retail. I would even go $250k depending on the HOA fees. I originally thought of this property like Westgate in Glendale AZ and they h...
by Trips
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 110
Views: 19202

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

Lexus of Omaha went to a no discount trial a couple months ago. As someone in my mid 30's I love that concept even if I would end up paying a little more. If their not going to make an electric vehicle they need to do something to compete with the no franchise model of Tesla.
by Trips
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 482
Views: 51931

Re: UNO Campus Update

Is UNO building new practice facilities or something?

Gary Sharpe this morning said that the Marlin Briscoe statue will be moved to the new facilities when they are built. Damon Benning jumped in and asked if that was announced yet. Gary said that he thought it was but did not explain.
by Trips
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Brad Paisley - Free concert in Lincoln
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Brad Paisley - Free concert in Lincoln

2015 Pollstar Worldwide Ticket Sales Arena Rankings #71CenturyLink Center Omaha - 225,606 #123 Pinnacle Bank Arena - 103,469 #35 Sprint Center (KC) - 430,620 #73 Intrust Bank Arena (Wichita) - 215,958 http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2015/2015YearEndWorldwideTicketSalesTop200ArenaVenues.pdf
by Trips
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Omaha Chargers
Replies: 41
Views: 2231

Re: Omaha Chargers

From the June City Council Minutes. It looks like the team is taking care of marketing. "Consideration of NBLA Contract. Benis said this is a three year contract and future contracts may be for five years. Klinker said the contract is modeled after the UNO contract. Benis said the NBLA wouldn’t...

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