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by Taco
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 509
Views: 56315

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

The lot where the building was torn down next to the dialysis clinic no longer has a fence around it. Hopefully it's not turning into parking...
by Taco
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 242
Views: 6607

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Panhandling laws have been overturned in court several times and can also cause bad PR for a city. Here's a solution I think is interesting: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/portland-maine-panhanders-jobs.html It would give our city parks some much needed TLC and also have a side-effect that an...
by Taco
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 3802 Leavenworth (Down Under Lounge)
Replies: 35
Views: 3652

Re: 3802 Leavenworth (Down Under Lounge)

Demo has begun here. I just looked back and saw the rendering for the first time too. Exciting! Love buildings that stay all brick and don't use cheap filler cladding.
by Taco
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 509
Views: 56315

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Omaha's Blackstone District nears $55 million in total investment, nearly 250 jobs added to neighborhood "... not a single storefront is vacant right now. Newly constructed spaces have commercial tenants waiting to move in." Blackstone station says they are 100% leased. Hope they start fi...
by Taco
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: American White Pelicans @ Manawa
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: American White Pelicans @ Manawa

A dozen or so at Zorinsky on Sunday as well.
by Taco
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 760
Views: 82514

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Very cheap flights from Omaha to Madrid, Paris or London right now. I'm talking ~$400-500 round trip. To me it looks like flights are available around the last week of April, the first week of May and early September. Use google flights to search.
by Taco
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Ross Dress for Less
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Ross Dress for Less

We should not be excited they are coming here. It's just another clothing chain that sells ugly, crappy clothing made by people who are essentially slaves. Nothing new, just more fabric that will likely be at a landfill within a year.
by Taco
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 215858

Re: Official: Capitol District

The windowless face of the apartment building looks a lot better with the offices to hide it. Here's to hoping those get built soon.
by Taco
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center
Replies: 37
Views: 768

Re: Another Bid to host the Frozen Four at CenturyLink Center

Century Link Center can make 18,000 work for hockey... Ciao..LiO...Peace I believe there was a time Wisconsin came to town that it was close to 18k? As for why UNL, I have a strong suspicion that it is due to UNL being the flagship University of the Nebraska system more than anything. More likely b...
by Taco
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Omaha Municipal Land Bank
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Omaha Municipal Land Bank

Website has recently updated with an expanded property list. The vast majority of properties are in Northeast Omaha and most are empty lots under the descriptor "depository agreement". Does anyone know what this entails? Huge data trove, I haven't gotten a great chance to look through yet,...
by Taco
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park Ave Living
Replies: 95
Views: 10761

Re: Park Ave Living

Midtown properties LLC recently demoed the house at 3002 Mason st. This is directly west of "The Art Decos". Parking? Or something more?
by Taco
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Station on 38th
Replies: 59
Views: 7151

Re: Blackstone Station on 38th

Signs up saying the farnam street commercial section is 100% leased.
by Taco
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 38 St. Lofts on Farnam (Brite Ideas)
Replies: 30
Views: 3527

Re: 38 St. Lofts on Farnam (Brite Ideas)

Any idea for the timetable on the new building or when Fyzical's lease ends?
by Taco
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)
Replies: 43
Views: 4994

Re: Seventy Five North (former Pleasantview Homes projects)

Thirding the educated responses in this thread. I live near Bemis Park and love the little pocket of town it takes up. I wish it had a little more of a commercial presence, but the houses are designed well and the two parks are nice. Having the salvation army so near freaked me out a little at first...
by Taco
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)
Replies: 144
Views: 18980

Re: Children's Hospital Expanding (84th and Dodge)

We have patients who are high cost patients and we do nothing to really lower their cost. We have means of doing stuff to lower cost, but it would mean telling some parent that their kid won't get every thing, or perhaps won't get something. It will mean that old people will have to spend their own...
by Taco
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Turner Park East
Replies: 73
Views: 5319

Re: Turner Park East

Excellent urban design. Interesting how they seem to indicate they have 3 large employers looking for office space.
by Taco
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)
Replies: 16
Views: 1216

Re: The Muse apartments (Micklin Lumber)

I should hold my judgement until I see the renderings, but who would want to live here if they can afford $900/month rent?

This smells like an out of town developer who isnt reading the market quite right.
by Taco
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election
Replies: 242
Views: 6607

Re: 2017 Omaha Mayoral Election

Per Robynn Tysver / World-Herald staff writer: Sheriff Tim Dunning endorses Heath Mello, says he blocks calls from former ally Mayor Jean Stothert Dana Bradford, Michael Yanney, John Gottschalk and Michael Cassling — some of the city’s top GOP businessmen and philanthropists — have donated consider...
by Taco
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Rough stretch for Creighton
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Rough stretch for Creighton

This legal battle means the house will surely get investigated and 99.9% of fraternities have something that could be exploited by admin to kick them off campus. Fraternities simply represent too big of a risk for universities these days. On the bright side, this house is on prime real estate halfwa...
by Taco
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117262

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

It seems that these guys who want to take on the Crossroads only want to do it if they can get the taxpayers to pick up the tab while they do the heavy lifting of picking up the pay check at the end of the project. I would rather us wall off Target and take out the rest of the mall. Leave Sears if ...
by Taco
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1842
Views: 141038

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

I think the smartest option would be a light rail from Omaha to Lincoln. The list of stations should be: -Riverfront/TD Ameritrade -Downtown Omaha -Midtown Crossing -Aksarben -Ralston -Millard -Gretna -Ashland -Greenwood -Waverly -UNL East Campus -UNL/Memorial Field -Haymarket/Pinnacle Why is this ...
by Taco
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown 2050
Replies: 112
Views: 7445

Re: Midtown 2050

From a planning perspective, I really don't know what you can argue with - everything looks great. Now (obviously) the real question is how do we build upon this momentum? I would say start by relaxing zoning laws and leaning more towards form-based codes. As an aside, it is really interesting how m...
by Taco
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does Omaha need? (Tourism)
Replies: 36
Views: 1163

Re: What does Omaha need? (Tourism)

The new proposed plan of "Midtown 2050" is almost exactly perfect in what I'd say Omaha "needs" for both QOL and tourism.
by Taco
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)
Replies: 380
Views: 64307

Re: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)

LOL, that's not a sinkhole, it's a man made silt trap... As I have mentioned before, the property in the NW corner is in the flood plain and the entire golf course is in the flood plane. The rules now only let you fill 25% of your lot to raise it out of the flood plane. Lol, sounds like my uncle is...
by Taco
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)
Replies: 380
Views: 64307

Re: Loveland Centre (90th and Center)

Construction on NW corner is being held up by developer Slosburg. After tearing down the mini golf course and batting cage, an unexpected sinkhole developed (can be seen in SW corner of lot near the creek. That, along with the time of purchase (right before recession) I think was enough to prioritiz...
by Taco
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 14,000 show up for Omaha Women's March
Replies: 43
Views: 1193

Re: 14,000 show up for Omaha Women's March

buildomaha wrote: [M]isogyny is almost as nonexistent as racism in this country.


Man, you really need to get out more.
by Taco
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Tracks Lounge (formerly Trackside)
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Tracks Lounge (formerly Trackside)

I am glad you posted this because I went a few months back after hearing about how good their fried chicken and wings were. After my experience, it is safe to say I will not be going back. Nothing about the physical environment stood out to me negatively aside from the small TVs which I will excuse ...
by Taco
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 509
Views: 56315

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Stirnella plans to be open within 30 days. Sign is up.
by Taco
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Wish List
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: 2017 Wish List

2016: 1) Groundbreaking for the new crossroads development. N 2) A plan announced for the Lanoha Tower spot. N 3) A tenant for the Waitt Plaza location in Aksarben. Y! 4) Kyle Allen. N 5) A new large-scale public art campaign in Omaha. N 1/5...not even a good batting average. 2017: 1) The makers/art...
by Taco
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 520
Views: 9774

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Coyote wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:Is there a greater enigma in college basketball than Georgetown?

They out zoned Syracuse's zone. I don't know what to think of them. However, they do not have a bad loss yet this year.


Losing to Arkansas State at home isn't a bad loss?
by Taco
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Omaha Municipal Land Bank
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Omaha Municipal Land Bank

The website for the OMLB launched yesterday and has plenty of information on the project, but more importantly lists the lots they are currently offering. I have been following this project closely for the past year and am excited to see what comes of it. Any thoughts from the community? Check out m...
by Taco
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 562
Views: 63008

Re: UNO Baseball Stadium

While I am no Catherine, here's my (somewhat already obvious) scoop: the University of Nebraska is giving a really long look at cutting UNO baseball. Decision still up in the air right now, but the people I've talked with have hinted they are leaning towards doing away with it. What in the eff is U...
by Taco
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Maverick Athletics
Replies: 562
Views: 63008

Re: UNO Baseball Stadium

While I am no Catherine, here's my (somewhat already obvious) scoop: the University of Nebraska is giving a really long look at cutting UNO baseball. Decision still up in the air right now, but the people I've talked with have hinted they are leaning towards doing away with it.
by Taco
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Restaurant/Bar specials
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Restaurant/Bar specials

Danny's seems to mix up their rotation a lot and does a lot of lunch specials which I am unfortunately never able to get to because I work across town. The weekly specials I've heard about are all you can eat tacos on Sundays (of possibly questionable quality) and 1/2 price burgers on Mondays (this ...
by Taco
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Landing (NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's)
Replies: 130
Views: 12177

Re: NuStyle redevelops St. Joseph's

There was a meeting regarding this project earlier in Nov hosted by the Gifford Park Neighborhood Assoc. Was anyone able to attend? If so, did you find out anything new?
by Taco
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Restaurant/Bar specials
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Restaurant/Bar specials

I love me a good deal around town. I frequent Barrett's on Monday nights for half off Burgers and have enjoyed Upstream's "Pizza Pint Night" on Wednesday evenings as well. Crescent Moon and Danny's, I've heard, have good weekly specials as well. Which other local establishments have a week...
by Taco
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building with Wood
Replies: 38
Views: 1017

Re: Building with Wood

Correct me if I'm missing something, but out in Los Angeles I've seen many apartment buildings built to seven stories with wood frames.
by Taco
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 630
Views: 49682

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Printing off Catherine's posts, rolling them up and smoking them is enough to get me high!
by Taco
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine
Replies: 960
Views: 110520

Re: Nebraska Medicine

I remember seeing something in past planning board notes about it being a office building for the regents. You wouldn't think they'd need that much space though...
by Taco
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 402 Hotel
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: 402 Hotel

You can't polish a turd...

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