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by Bugeater
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 61
Views: 5813

Re: Begging on Street Corners

Rules for panhandling get overhaul The Omaha City Council approved an overhaul to the city’s panhandling ordinance Tuesday, and council members said they’re working on further changes that would ban panhandling in street medians. Wait, this explains the off ramp trend, it's probably a loophole to t...
by Bugeater
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Begging on Street Corners
Replies: 61
Views: 5813

Re: Begging on Street Corners

Heh, I came here to start this exact thread, and I see Brad was a year ahead of me. Guess I didn't notice last year but this year it's getting ridiculous. I get off of I-680 at Maple at least once a day and EVERY SINGLE TIME there is someone there. Not always the same person though. I am also seeing...
by Bugeater
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ
Replies: 207
Views: 24904

Re: Omaha Metro Area's Best BBQ

Well FWIW Ozark's Smoked Meat has permanently closed. I know it wasn't terribly popular among the members of this site but it's disappointing for me because they were right down the street and very convenient. However, it's not surprising because something had seemed off about the place lately, the ...
by Bugeater
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Bike Trail
Replies: 34
Views: 5926

Re: New Bike Trail

Yep, from what I understand pretty much everything east of 42nd is completed, but I didn't go down that far to confirm it.
by Bugeater
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Bike Trail
Replies: 34
Views: 5926

Re: New Bike Trail

Well, 4 years later and this connection is ever so close to completion. It's been a long time coming.

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by Bugeater
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Front license plates:
Replies: 12
Views: 1600

Re: Front license plates:

For $100, they should throw in the decal. That's ridiculous.
by Bugeater
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Wabash Trace Nature Trail

I see on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail Facebook page they are re-decking a some of the bridges.  Looks like they are using a composite material this time around. Wabash Trace Nature Trail Facebook Page I'm actually not that thrilled with the re-decking, I liked the rumble of the old wood as you rod...
by Bugeater
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tunnels
Replies: 49
Views: 9983

Re: Tunnels

Or is that wood structure? And if so, how has it not rotted out after 100 years? I am sure 95% of it is gone, but you still see a piece here and there.  The wood wasn't ever meant to be permanent. Ah, I gotcha. I suppose by the time the wood had deteriorated the dirt was stable enough to support th...
by Bugeater
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tunnels
Replies: 49
Views: 9983

Re: Tunnels

Or is that wood structure? And if so, how has it not rotted out after 100 years?
by Bugeater
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tunnels
Replies: 49
Views: 9983

Re:

The creepy one was on 120th near "L" before it was torn out and widened. It was the same as the one currently on 50th and the one that was at 84th back in the day.  They were all built at the same time in 1908 when the Lane Cutoff was built.  Here are some photos of them building the Lane...
by Bugeater
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha's "String of Pearls"
Replies: 39
Views: 4644

Re: Omaha's "String of Pearls"

Brad wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:117 globes broken...again.


I thought they replaced then with plastic?  Do the globes in Dubdee break like this all the time?

I rode my bike down Abbott Dr the day after that storm and checked out the debris on the ground from them and they were some type of hard plastic.
by Bugeater
Mon May 05, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Bike Trail
Replies: 34
Views: 5926

Re: New Bike Trail

Does anyone have any idea about when the second phase of this is going to get completed? It was supposed to be done last year but I was down that way earlier this spring and not a dang thing has been done yet.
by Bugeater
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Old House Demolition
Replies: 32
Views: 2326

Re: Old House Demolition

I'm just glad that unlike in the Gold Coast neighborhood these neighbors seem like good enough people to understand that the property owners have the right to do as they please with their proprerty (short of obvious things like erecting a paper mill or hog rendering plant).  While it's a shame that...
by Bugeater
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Old House Demolition
Replies: 32
Views: 2326

Re: Old House Demolition

Heh, pool. She did say the neighbors were going to love their plans. "Hey, sorry about tearing down that beautiful historic home, but come on over and enjoy the pool anytime you want!" I would get a chuckle if the neighbors were able to screw up their plans for them. But only a chuckle, be...
by Bugeater
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Old House Demolition
Replies: 32
Views: 2326

Re: Old House Demolition

http://www.omaha.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140228855/1685#historic-dundee-house-reduced-to-rubble-neighbors-sad-to-lose-such-a-beautiful-home People in Dundee are used to the sight of dumpsters in driveways outside the Omaha neighborhood's historic homes; it's a sign that major renovations are unde...
by Bugeater
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1152
Views: 136425

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I am curious as to how they talked Sears out of that sweetheart lease they are in.
by Bugeater
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Meeting to address widening of I-680
Replies: 125
Views: 13078

Wha? I thought they already fixed I-80 & L St?
by Bugeater
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Meeting to address widening of I-680
Replies: 125
Views: 13078

Saw some signs at the 80/680 split about another widening project on 680. I can't wait to see how they screw this up.
by Bugeater
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Westbound I-80 - I-480 to 60th Street
Replies: 35
Views: 5383

Huh? WB80 between 480 and 42nd St is already a giant goddam |expletive|, I don't see how adding lanes is going to improve that one bit.
by Bugeater
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Anyone Scared Of Driving In Omaha?
Replies: 72
Views: 4761

I hate driving downtown. Went for 23 years without an accident, got a job downtown and got in two accidents in a year and a half's time. Buncha clueless idiots down there.
by Bugeater
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Limelight (16th and Harney)
Replies: 328
Views: 56190

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:What's this hole for?

Entrance for an underground parking garage.
by Bugeater
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real or urban legend?
Replies: 0
Views: 784

You're talking about the former 7-11 at 153rd and Pacific. It was September 1993. The clerk was the gunman's estranged wife. They were going through a divorce, and she had told him she had a new boyfriend. He was extremely jealous and possessive, so upon hearing this news he showed up at the store, ...
by Bugeater
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)
Replies: 381
Views: 68627

Words fail to capture my enthusiasm.
by Bugeater
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Noticed Something Odd
Replies: 17
Views: 2032

L Street has one now in addition to the cloverleaf, they put it in a couple years ago. It's the dumbest thing ever.
by Bugeater
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2-Lane Roads That Should Be Widened To 3
Replies: 30
Views: 2820

You would probably have to bulldoze several houses to widen the stretch of Q street from 72nd to 84th considering that it goes through Ralston. It would be more than a few houses, it would destroy entire neighborhoods because the alignment isn't there. It's not really even a thru street as it is, a...
by Bugeater
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Noticed Something Odd
Replies: 17
Views: 2032

To add access to EB I-80 from Q st as you're suggesting would've meant one of two things. Either they'd have to put a loop in off the SE corner of the overpass, which I don't believe there would've been room for even before the widening, or a left turn on ramp such as the idiotic one they just put i...
by Bugeater
Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Limelight (16th and Harney)
Replies: 328
Views: 56190

I had recently heard something about a possible issue with this building, and while that source didn't have any additional details, I was told the other day by another source that the plans for this building that were posted earlier was going to take them WAY over budget, and now Alley-Poyner is dra...
by Bugeater
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Limelight (16th and Harney)
Replies: 328
Views: 56190

Didn't they just add floors to Bergan Mercy Hospital?

And at some point a floor was added to Central Park Tower.
by Bugeater
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Barker Building (15th and Farnam)
Replies: 227
Views: 46036

Interesting, that must have been why they pulled down the plywood from the windows for a few days last winter, to take that picture. And it has obviously been heavily photoshopped. Looks like Seldin is going to manage that one too.
by Bugeater
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Chili Greens Property
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

They have plans for a "University Life Complex" on that land.

http://www.unomaha.edu/building/center/index.php
by Bugeater
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Limelight (16th and Harney)
Replies: 328
Views: 56190

I don't know that Seldin has any history in the condo market, and the pdf did mention something about them handling the management services so I'm guessing apartments.
by Bugeater
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Limelight (16th and Harney)
Replies: 328
Views: 56190

Holy ca-rap, that is awesome. And it looks like the plans and financing are all in place, and with a 12-18 month timetable I'd have to think we're going to see construction going on fairly soon. I had heard a parking structure was going to be built on the adjacent lot to the east but with the underg...
by Bugeater
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Leavenworth Project Benefits Bicycles
Replies: 31
Views: 3828

No, they're not clear, especially early in the morning. The abrasions from where they removed the old striping still shows, and it's hard to distinguish them from the new markings.
by Bugeater
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Florentine Apartments
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Ugh. I love to see old buildings preserved as much as anyone else, but that thing is an abomination. Looks like it was cobbled together with leftover masonry from a half a dozen other projects. I suppose the front elevation works ok, but that side...w-t-f, it goes from stucco on the foundation, to t...
by Bugeater
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Relocating to Omaha - need advice on apartments
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

Theres nothing but malls and car dealers on 144th and center Not sure what they are refering too, but there is a decent sized complex north of the Old Chicago on 144th and Cetner Brad, you are correct. I was talking about the apartments off 140th & Arbor. There's two of them up that way, George...
by Bugeater
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Relocating to Omaha - need advice on apartments
Replies: 11
Views: 2056

I see you mentioned 120th and Pacific, stay the heck away from Pacific Winds, that place is a freaking hole.

Find something managed by either Broadmoor or Seldin, they're the only management companies around that I've dealt with that don't seem sketchy.
by Bugeater
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Limelight (16th and Harney)
Replies: 328
Views: 56190

Wonder when the clock started ticking on that two year redevelopment clause. If it was back in Feb they've already used up 1/4 of their time.
by Bugeater
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Bike Trail
Replies: 34
Views: 5926

Yeah, I caught that on the news tonight. We're looking at least another year for it to be completed.
by Bugeater
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Rosenblatt Site
Replies: 231
Views: 35069

What a waste.
by Bugeater
Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bring down Richdale Group
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

$500/mo is definitely super-conservative. I'd be surprised if they had any units at all in that price range.

And you're not even figuring in their commercial holdings.

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