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by mattl181
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Election Day
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Election Day

After the hatchet job the liberal media has done on Trump he is surely doomed. The sheeple and their simpleton minds are powerless against the constant brainwashing by the media and millions and millions of dollars of attack ads. I love how Hillary has repeated the saying "When they go low we ...
by mattl181
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Food Trucks
Replies: 126
Views: 10728

Re: Food Trucks

Forgot to mention, there is a new "food truck" called Java Daddies set up in the Diner lot. They built a nice deck around it and have plants and lights so it looks to be quite permanent. I can get pictures tonight, as they only recently started serving food.
by mattl181
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Skye Flats (Dundee)
Replies: 85
Views: 12613

Re: Paragon Dundee (Grandpa's C Mart)

Brad wrote:Paragon Dundee

Willy Theisen’s new Dundee restaurant has name, opening date


Alley Poyner's facebook page called the apartments, Skye Flats

https://www.facebook.com/APMArchitecture/
by mattl181
Thu May 12, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Highline 2.0
Replies: 184
Views: 18732

Re: Highline 2.0

I wasn't exactly sure where to put this, and I couldn't find a topic for the specific building, but while down checking out the progress of Highline 2.0, I noticed that the AT&T Building got a new logo on the previously brown, barren and windowless side. There is also scaffolding all the way aro...
by mattl181
Mon May 09, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 58512

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

This would be a really great thing, if it happens. I have always thought we need more signature museums, like Chicago has along the lakefront (I would love a science museum, but this would kind of fill that void) Also, can we get something that is even 1% of the St. Louis City Museum, please???
by mattl181
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Highline 2.0
Replies: 184
Views: 18732

Re: Highline 2.0

No pic, but they've started to dig for the pool here.
by mattl181
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Even Hotel (Omaha Hotel - 24th and Farnam)
Replies: 174
Views: 20697

Re: Even Hotel (Omaha Hotel - 24th and Farnam)

I don't have a pic of the bricks, but agree, this is looking slick!

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by mattl181
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Farnam St Development
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Even Hotel (Omaha Hotel - 24th and Farnam)

Was talking with an Even Hotel rep a little while ago. He said not only have they purchased 4 or 5 buildings in the area, but there is another developer who is buying other buildings and converting them , and, he made it sound like there are now more players in the push for streetcars along Farnam ...
by mattl181
Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: NFM
Replies: 30
Views: 4431

Re: NFM

I think NFM is more likely to buy properties and build a new retail store east-northeast of their existing warehouse, since it is fairly new and is such an integral part of their business, along with the customer pick-up area. Plus, it seems unlikely for the developer to waste space in the Crossroa...
by mattl181
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 17249

Re: The Stothert Administration

When an officer has the authority to close down a road for any fathomable reason, it must be respected. This is an officer, not a security guard. Shame on Mayor Stothert for covering her a s s after the fact. She still can express her opinion about something. If she doesn't approve of an officer's ...
by mattl181
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 2406 Farnam
Replies: 26
Views: 4127

Re: 2406 Farnam

I just talked to a rep from Even Hotels. He said that they bought this building and will most likely tear it down. He said that they are trying to buy other buildings around them including one which has a historic label attached to it. They tried to buy the new brewery's building at 4 times the pri...
by mattl181
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 17249

Re: The Stothert Administration

Can't say I could blame them for this Morning. When the snow starts falling as the traffic picks up it is not possible to be ahead of it and clear what is not there yet. The way it came retreating with anything would not have helped. I chalk the AM drive up to drivers needing to plan ahead too and ...
by mattl181
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Obama Visits Omaha
Replies: 76
Views: 4560

Re: Obama Visits Omaha

From the story in the paper about presidential visits to Omaha, I really like this picture which was taken from 20th and Farnam with the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in the background. Wish that building in the foreground was still there. That land is now a parking lot and space for Wells Fargo Ban...
by mattl181
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 2406 Farnam
Replies: 26
Views: 4127

Re: 2406 Farnam

Looks like this sold. Sign is down and dumpsters out front. Yay, this is great news. I live near here, and have always thought this building has great potential. Will be nice when this, the hotel and the Hog Wild building are all finished. Add these, together with the development over on Harney (Gr...
by mattl181
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1386
Views: 160221

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

MTO wrote:I'm hoping demo for a 5er with commercial bays.


I'm hoping it stays. It's got some potential as a building, with retail options, and so many others around this area have been knocked down. Heck, why not build 5 stories ON TOP of this one (like the Limelight downtown).
by mattl181
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Obama Visits Omaha
Replies: 76
Views: 4560

Re: Obama Visits Omaha

http://m.omaha.com/news/politics/gov-pete-ricketts-busy-with-his-speech-won-t-meet/article_7602c9f2-e71c-5f38-bfcd-2db3633b5af3.html?mode=jqm

Our wonderfully idiotic, childish governor decided he'd rather perfect that speech of his then greet the president on Wednesday.
by mattl181
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Beer and Loathing in Dundee
Replies: 45
Views: 6431

Re: Beer and Loathing in Dundee

A rooftop deck?? Me likey!
by mattl181
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36056

Re: Holland's Greenspace

Today the City Council is meeting to vote on the Downtown Redevelopment Plan to include the lots for the buildings on 11th and Douglas. This is a very important decision because if this is approved, then the plan to purchase the buildings and then tearing them down will have a chance to move forwar...
by mattl181
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3128

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

mr. omaha wrote:And just for the heck of it....

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YES PLEASE!

Also, are you taking requests? Can we see it on the JP Cooke block (14th and Howard). You are a saint :)
by mattl181
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3128

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

I think it would look good on the eastern end of that cluster of similar looking buildings between 13th-14th and Howard, and then there would be room to build something with windows to the street to the east of the Specht. I can get behind this idea as well. The JP Cooke building on that block is b...
by mattl181
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3128

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

Holy |expletive|, that looks awesome there!
by mattl181
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3128

Re: Christian Specht Building Rumor!!!

How about the narrow parking lot to the east of the building that houses Wilson and Washburn? That's actually exactly where I was thinking about. Helps that there are no windows on that side of the building either, and it would fit in nicely with that block. Any graphic designers want to put someth...
by mattl181
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Block 16 (1611 Farnam Street)
Replies: 75
Views: 8071

Re: Block 16 (1611 Farnam Street)

Found myself getting all amped on this news and then I remembered I don't work downtown anymore. It's been a little over a month and I still miss being downtown. Argh. Sounds like a reason to come downtown, then :) Just to expand, their post also stated: "We will be posting concept use of the ...
by mattl181
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Conversion to upscale apartments hopes to restore Colonial Hotel to former glory Developers GreenSlate and Clarity have proposed turning what now are 100 or so boarding rooms that go for roughly $100 a week into 40 upscale apartments commanding monthly rents between $850 and $1,400. They mention th...
by mattl181
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 131827

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

What is REI? Some manner of outdoorsy store. It was the original outdoor store. It is a coop. Modern reviews are net-negative because their sales staff is judged by how many memberships they sell. Apparently that has had two negative effects, that they waste your time trying to sell you one, and if...
by mattl181
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Theater
Replies: 157
Views: 17796

Re: Dundee Theater

jelizh wrote:Alexander Payne is also playing a role in this purchase and the project will likely be tied to Film Streams.


This is awesome, awesome news, if true!!
by mattl181
Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36056

Re: Holland's Greenspace

MTO wrote:You guys trying to greater false drama again?..


The signs are all there, to ignore them is rather naive, no?
by mattl181
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36056

Re: Holland's Greenspace

Supposedly Stothert was upset that she was not in the loop for this announcement or plans... Per their Facebook, Restoration Exchange, the preservation group that OPA always claims to be working with, was also not informed of the press conference and was actually turned away when they tried to show...
by mattl181
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 22 Floors (formerly called Blue Lofts)
Replies: 94
Views: 17504

Re: 22 Floors (formerly called Blue Lofts)

Coyote wrote:I have heard of a new bar going in 22 Floors called Lefty's.


Any idea what bay this is going in?
by mattl181
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)

Not sure which of the addresses listed is the Colonial hotel - I hear that was purchased recently and is also being renovated. That would be this building, at 38th and Farnam, next to Brothers. Great potential here, is it still actually used as a hotel? http://i.imgur.com/kq4H9Jt.jpg
by mattl181
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: 100 Block Broadway
Replies: 85
Views: 12175

Re: 100 Block Broadway

Omaha_Gabe wrote:They are tearing down the old buildings in between the church and new sawyer building today. 1/2 was gone when I drove by earlier


Oh dang, that is too bad. I thought they fit in well with the surrounding buildings and very easily could have been rehabbed. One step forward, one step back.
by mattl181
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Hotel Deco (15th & Harney) Former Redick Hotel
Replies: 96
Views: 27026

Re: Hotel Deco (15th & Harney) Former Redick Hotel

There was a small barber shop in this building facing Harney street. Does anyone know if that space had been developed into something? Does the hotel have any plans for the space? A bit of a thread revival, but I walk by this building daily, and there is a new, small cigar/spirits shop called Looki...
by mattl181
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant
Replies: 209
Views: 29204

Re: The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant

Railroad tracks separate NuStyle’s land from the Missouri. But city planners and Heistand said they envision improvements to allow the future bike and pedestrian path along the riverbank that would complete a trail from Bellevue in the south to NP Dodge Park in the north. “It’s that whole back-to-t...
by mattl181
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Gene Leahy Mall
Replies: 728
Views: 67749

Re: Official: Gene Leahy Mall

skinzfan23 wrote:FYI: There is also a Creighton home game @ 7, so it could be pretty busy in the downtown area.


Looks like the Creighton game on Saturday is actually at North Carolina.
by mattl181
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36056

Re: Holland's Greenspace

Thats too bad if that isn't operating as they stated. I was thinking of using that garage if I go downtown, but thanks for the heads up that it isn't open like they stated it would be. I too have seen the $2 flat rate signs sitting outside, but the gate to the garage was down and there is no button...
by mattl181
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant
Replies: 209
Views: 29204

Re: Southern Riverfront - Old Power Plant

I wish we could remove those tracks and do a full on river walk. That would essentially cut off all rail access to North Downtown/North Omaha. If you go to any chamber event that takes about growth and industrial development, one of the biggest problems for our metro is the lack of rail served indu...
by mattl181
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: North Downtown Discussion
Replies: 1386
Views: 160221

Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

The gravel lot on 15th and Cuming looking to go surface parking. Referred to as Yard West. I believe there was some sort of Nike Experience on this lot for the last CWS. I don't have a current problem with this, especially and because of the development of the Yard, but also because no buildings ar...
by mattl181
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36056

Re: Holland's Greenspace

Park 8 is a classic city run, horribly managed, parking garage. The garage is not open all the time. Only on certain event nights. Then it closes 2 hours after an event. I know people who have had cars stuck in there overnight. They do a horrible job of getting people in quickly. Cars will line up ...
by mattl181
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Highline 2.0
Replies: 184
Views: 18732

Re: Highline 2.0

Windows are going in. Windows and doors have been going in for awhile here. They have a few of the decks up as well, on the inner courtyard area. I'll try to get a picture today when I can. This building looks a little, I don't know, bland and UNO dorm-ish to me, but I suppose it could all come tog...
by mattl181
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 17249

Re: The Stothert Administration

Coyote wrote:WOWT just ran a teaser for their 10:00 news: City ready to give away another Historic Building.
Anyone know which one?


Oh god, this city sometimes... at this point, I'm just going to go ahead and assume it is the entire Old Market.

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