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by Taco
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 40
Views: 5532

Re: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)

Is this thing a go? Not listed on the Tru by Hilton website
by Taco
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Complete Streets
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Complete Streets

I had been following the development of a Complete Streets policy for Omaha (completestreetsomaha.org), but haven't heard anything about the policy or implementation in some time and was wondering if anyone had updates. I remember a few community events regarding N 30th st and S 24th st where openin...
by Taco
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Colonial Hotel - Blackstone (38th and Farnam)
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

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

Is this thing all finished up? I think they've done everything right....except for those awnings. That shade of pink makes them look sunwashed and dated imo.
by Taco
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine
Replies: 1005
Views: 126003

Re: Nebraska Medicine

Ronald McDonald house expansion is in full force and has been going on for a few weeks now.

Still don't see how the iEXCEL building is complete by Fall 2018, even if they keep up their current 6d/w pace.
by Taco
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Wish List
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: 2018 Wish List

2017: 1) The makers/arts and craft district sees physical change and the blvd is approved. N 2) BRT stays on schedule. Y 3) Streetcar plan is approved, funded. N 4) Literally anything to happen crossroads...anything. N 5) Riverfront proposal. Y 6) Mello wins mayorship. N 7) North Omaha developments...
by Taco
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Wish List
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: 2018 Wish List

Ouch Coyote, by my count that's 2.5/10 for the last two years combined. Looks like lofty goals for 2018, I would be thrilled with 25% of those coming true. I'll go dig mine up, not sure the percentage will be any better though.
by Taco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Canfield Plaza (84th & Center)
Replies: 39
Views: 5582

Re: Canfield Plaza (84th & Center)

Canfield's had a price matching policy with Amazon and I think other places on the internet too. I grew up shopping for outdoors gear at Canfield's and am sad this Westside mainstay is closing.
by Taco
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Nancy Mammel - rezoning land
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Nancy Mammel - rezoning land

In the preliminary planning board agenda for the meeting tomorrow there is note of two properties owned by Nancy Mammel requesting rezoning to NBD. Both properties are currently lots in disuse, one in Benson across from Full house and the other at the corner of 13th and pierce. I know she has played...
by Taco
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 60897

Re: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)

Likely echoing the thoughts of others here, but the southern plan is much more exciting than the north. It is nice they are cleaning up another portion of the riverfront - the more use we can get out of our only natural resource the better! The Farnam st pier seems like a great idea and should work ...
by Taco
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)
Replies: 78
Views: 8677

Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

I second all of the comments about the building being constructed and designed poorly. It would fit in much better way out west which is not what people living in Midtown are usually looking for. In addition, check out the rest prices. Much higher than other rents in the area, even in other new buil...
by Taco
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Apartments on Pacific between 48th & Saddle Creek
Replies: 25
Views: 2476

Re: apartments on pacific between 48th & Saddle Creek

I wish they’d put some more thought into the design of the apartment building. It’s just a box with some holes cut into it for windows. Are building materials so costly that this is the best they can do? I agree - terribly unimaginative with no architectural flair. The rowhouses especially look che...
by Taco
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine
Replies: 1005
Views: 126003

Re: Nebraska Medicine

For those who have not seen - the iEXCEL center is looking very good and starting to complete it's footprint/shape. There looks to be a big concrete pour happening tomorrow. Still, they need quite the pace to open by fall semester 2018 (their stated goal). In other news, Great Plains Auto Body is in...
by Taco
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 54
Views: 2816

Re: Amazon HQ2

My guess for this is Newark, NJ. The NY Times made a pretty solid argument for them in this article https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/nyregion/newark-amazon-headquarters.html . Most importantly, the subsidy numbers the state gov't is offering is way higher than any others I have seen and they have ...
by Taco
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Historic Omaha Streetcar Route
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Historic Omaha Streetcar Route

Somehow I had never come across the landmarks website, what a goldmine for anyone interested in Omaha's history. The level of research they have put into each neighborhood is top notch. Coyote, do you have a link to that picture of the streetcar routes? I'd like to see a higher quality image. Right ...
by Taco
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 4016 Farnam Street (Building Demo)
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: 4016 Farnam Street (Building Demo)

I see the title for this thread has been changed to "parking lot". Is that true?
by Taco
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Blackstone Social
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Blackstone Social

I remember reading on here a long time ago that Blackstone Social was planning on opening up a "speakeasy" style bar in their basement. However, it looks like there hasn't been work on this in some time. Does anyone know if something is still in the works there?
by Taco
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 60897

Re: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)

Someone who went to the meeting - was there any discussion of ideas to increase the population base around the river? Imo the caliber of firm they've picked to create this plan is certainly a good sign, but the ideas being discussed are really just the same concepts with the previous revitalization ...
by Taco
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine
Replies: 1005
Views: 126003

Re: Nebraska Medicine

Coyote wrote:The next project will be here:

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Those homeowners directly to the south will soon be feeling even more of a squeeze. Are you at liberty to say what this project is?
by Taco
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1759

Re: USL Soccer

Morrison Stadium certainly counts as a Soccer Specific Stadium, I think expanding that would be the most logical solution.
by Taco
Tue May 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 1759

Re: Professional Sports team

If they do this right, it could end up as a real feather in the cap for Omaha and a useful tool for attracting young people. Omaha has a huge sports vacancy in the summer after the CWS and I think the USL could certainly find a market. For them to succeed however, I think they'd have to have a stadi...
by Taco
Wed May 24, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Turner Park East
Replies: 77
Views: 6923

Re: Turner Park East

Love the interior parking garage. Mutual gets urban design.
by Taco
Wed May 10, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Knoll (3902 Harney)
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Blackstone Knoll (3902 Harney)

Fences up around Blackstone Knoll property.
by Taco
Wed May 10, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Omaha Buildings Hiding Under Cladding or Paint
Replies: 38
Views: 4543

Re: Omaha Buildings Hiding Under Cladding or Paint

For the past week or so they have been deconstructing the Salvation Army Renaissance building. If anyone is interested in seeing it without the cladding again, now will be your only chance.
by Taco
Wed May 10, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Prairie Queen Mixed Use Development (132 & Cornhusker)
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Prairie Queen Mixed Use Development (132 & Cornhusker)

Coyote wrote:
Taco wrote:Cowboy where did that image come from?

Cowboy?


Two western themed nouns beginning with a C...the hat in your picture...let's just say it had been a long day when I posted that :sly:
by Taco
Tue May 09, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Prairie Queen Mixed Use Development (132 & Cornhusker)
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Prairie Queen Mixed Use Development (132 & Cornhusker)

Cowboy where did that image come from?
by Taco
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park Ave Living
Replies: 105
Views: 13543

Re: Park Ave Living

I believe 1029 is the building owned by inCommon.
by Taco
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Ray's Buffalo Wings
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Ray's Buffalo Wings

Big fan of Ray's. Hope they are able to give this cavernous space a better environment than Saints could.
by Taco
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 4016 Farnam Street (Building Demo)
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: 4016 Farnam Street (Building Demo)

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: 308
Views: 13043

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: 4479

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 Station on 38th
Replies: 63
Views: 8106

Re: Blackstone Station on 38th

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: 11
Views: 828

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: 1030
Views: 109721

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: 15
Views: 1713

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: 2576
Views: 257466

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: 1370

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: 471

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: 105
Views: 13543

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: 63
Views: 8106

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: 33
Views: 4734

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

Any idea for the timetable on the new building or when Fyzical's lease ends?

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