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by Seth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park Ave Living
Replies: 105
Views: 12966

Re: Park Ave Living

Apparently the developers really want ownership in the area. Was told this area is as high as 90% rental and they want to get it to about 50/50 owner rental over the next decade. Increasing owner-occupancy was one of the goals of the Park Avenue Redevelopment Study done by Destination Midtown 6 or ...
by Seth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park Ave Living
Replies: 105
Views: 12966

Re: Park Ave Living

One thing is that it sounds like a number of the single family homes will be torn down for these projects. Haven't seen too many, if any single family homes torn down in the area. Are you talking about apartment conversions? I've seen plenty of those get demoed. Why would developers want to demo an...
by Seth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown parking update?
Replies: 149
Views: 12268

Re: Downtown parking update?

The Landmark garage is where my wife and I usually park when we go to Downtown or Old Market. It's a good location, convenient (well, except for one time when the machine tried to eat my credit card), and reasonably-priced. The city needs to push to get more garages downtown to offer similar off-hou...
by Seth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 38 St. Lofts on Farnam (Brite Ideas)
Replies: 33
Views: 4358

Re: Brite Ideas Property Renewal Blackstone

This looks like another fantastic project for the area. It's hard to believe how quickly and dramatically this neighborhood has changed.

I think the rendering looks good, but agree that it could include more brick. I'm sure the final design won't look like this early concept anyway.
by Seth
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Asian Beetle invasion
Replies: 16
Views: 2676

Re: 2015 Asian Beetle invasion

I haven't seen the boxelder bugs for a while... They used to cover the foundation of our house on the south and west sides in the afternoon. Those Asian beetles bite, too. And stink when you crush them. I think they start looking for warm places when it gets cold, hence why you find them crawling o...
by Seth
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wildlife in the City
Replies: 30
Views: 4314

Re: Wildlife in the City

I saw a groundhog in an empty lot at 33rd and Mason just the other day. I also see the usual Raccoons and Possums frequently in our neighborhood (and squirrels, of course). I joke with my wife that with coons and possums in our backyard, and a Casey's store nearby, living in Midtown isn't much diffe...
by Seth
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 16965

Re: The Stothert Administration

Even if she was caught off guard, what could she do? Hold a gun to their heads? Offer to tear down the Greenhouse and the dispatch center, or to wash his cars every week? No one really could do anything to get this guy to keep it here. In Corporate America, job comes to you. Although the ConAgra mo...
by Seth
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: The Stothert Administration
Replies: 292
Views: 16965

Re: The Stothert Administration

That was Fahey. The sad part is that he did that as a way to throw a bone to the police and fire departments that had not received raises in at least a couple years up to that point. The unions wanted the raises, but Fahey wouldn't budge. Ironically enough, the raises would have been SIGNIFICANTLY ...
by Seth
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: North Omaha's old Fair Deal Cafe
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Re: North Omaha's old Fair Deal Cafe

U R my Helix wrote:I like the way they are keeping the original look of the building in the new design as well.
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Yes, awesome idea, and it fits in so well.
by Seth
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Triangle Apartments
Replies: 141
Views: 14582

Re: Midtown Triangle Apartments

Aside from the tire store and hispanic mission, there were only a few rundown residential units, and the rest was pavement. The green space looks a lot better until something new gets built.
by Seth
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Aksarben Village
Replies: 1848
Views: 254895

Re: Official: Aksarben Village

RNcyanide wrote:They're only depicting how people here truly drive.


Haha, nice observation. Maybe the modeling guy drew the building on the other corner, so the marketers just flipped the picture.
by Seth
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Fitzgerald (17th and Cuming St)
Replies: 28
Views: 5207

Re: The Fitzgerald (17th and Cuming St)

It's great to see one of these hold buildings rehabbed. The private courtyards sound pretty nice; I wonder how they will work out?
by Seth
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Ekard Court (617 S. 31st)
Replies: 56
Views: 4791

Re: Ekard Court (617 S. 31st)

Barf. That rendering. I realized this reminds me of another apartment building in midtown: http://douglascone.wgxtreme.com/java/wgx_douglasne/ImageServlet?type=photo&accountid=R2520280000&econarea=15&bldgid=1 This is over at 38th and Jones. The colors are worse, but it's the same unattr...
by Seth
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Convent Place Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Convent Place Apartments

Another great rehab!

The enlarged windows and dark mullions are going to be a HUGE improvement over the filled-in stucco and white vinyl windows there now.
by Seth
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park Ave Living
Replies: 105
Views: 12966

Re: Park Ave Living

They actually just put up a sign at the 30th and Pacific project. I'm very impressed by the rendering. It looks like two-story rowhouses in two separate buildings. It's a perfect fit for the street, as the buildings on the other two corners of this intersection are turn-of-the-century rowhouses. The...
by Seth
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Skyscraper
Replies: 48
Views: 8853

Re: Next Skyscraper

NEDodger wrote:Honorable Mention: If we can include tearing down previous properties, the State Office Building/Kiewit Center/RedBox takes first place.


Amen!

If only we could get the previous building back...
by Seth
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 34th and Harney Apartments
Replies: 53
Views: 6826

Re: 34th and Harney Apartments

This mixed media exterior trend is making these vuildongs look schizophrenic. I'm not a fan of all of them, but being a fan of Victorian architecture, I can't argue it doesn't have precedent. Victorian, and even Craftsman-era residental buildings used differing colors and textures to add variety to...
by Seth
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Midtown Triangle Apartments
Replies: 141
Views: 14582

Re: Midtown Triangle Apartments

Considering none of the buildings on the property were attractive or worth salvaging, It's a definite improvement. If UV is still working on the development, I imagine they're just pacing themselves, since they have a fair number of other projects going on, and I'm sure this one will require quite a...
by Seth
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Benson Lights - 3030 N 60th St
Replies: 50
Views: 6969

Re: Benson Mixed-Use Project

Nice.

Is that a Lamborghini parked in front of the rendering? What kind of neighborhood do they expect Benson to become?!
by Seth
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps & Google Earth
Replies: 294
Views: 44909

Re: Google Maps & Google Earth

Haha, good stuff
by Seth
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 1501 Jackson (5 Story Apt Building)
Replies: 201
Views: 28010

Re: 1501 Jackson (5 Story Apt Building)

It's always good to see rental management companies locate their administration near their properties. It makes them a lot more accountable, and makes it easier for them to deal with issues.
by Seth
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Urban Village (30th and Leavenworth)
Replies: 100
Views: 22007

Re: Urban Village (30th and Leavenworth)

Wow, that looks nice!

I agree, a small park would be pretty nice down there.
by Seth
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood
Replies: 36
Views: 5692

Re: Little Marcy

There's also a new single-family house under construction on Marcy just a couple lots west of 31st. The Assessor shows that "RME Properties" bought it from Reimer's company this spring. It looks like other builders and developers are starting to get involved in the area after seeing the su...
by Seth
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nichol Flats (16th and Nicholas St)
Replies: 147
Views: 15087

Re: Nichol Flats (16th and Nicholas St)

Looks nice!
by Seth
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Flatiron Building Renovaton
Replies: 75
Views: 7222

Re: Flatiron Building Renovaton

Brad wrote:When I am shooting Architectural photos for clients, I usually try to remove all the ugly fire alarms, sprinkler heads, air vents, etc that stand out in the photos.


I had no idea. I guess human models aren't the only ones getting flaws edited out, haha!
by Seth
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown parking update?
Replies: 149
Views: 12268

Re: Downtown parking update?

...I wonder if the private garages show up on the map during non business hours? If that's the case, it's clever, but a poor idea. When I'm planning a visit somewhere, I often check parking out long before (often during work hours). It would be better two show all locations at any time, but have it...
by Seth
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)
Replies: 155
Views: 14977

Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

I like the look of the Alchemy design better but with retail being added to the Lanoha, that makes that one desirable as well. I just wonder if the Lanoha one is chosen, will the retail space be filled all year or just during the CWS? A lot of those spaces tend to only be temporary in buildings dow...
by Seth
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Downtown parking update?
Replies: 149
Views: 12268

Re: Downtown parking update?

They also have a new website http://www.parkomaha.com (which has my photo on it! :;): ). The website is a great idea, but doesn't seem to include a lot of the publicly-accessible private garages (e.g. Landmark). If they can get those added in, and publicise it (put some signs around downtown/Old Ma...
by Seth
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Ekard Court (617 S. 31st)
Replies: 56
Views: 4791

Re: Ekard Court (617 S. 31st)

Who is the developer here? It looks like the same awful company that tore down the neighborhood on Leavenworth for an apartment complex. The developer is Harvest Development. They have done a lot of rehab work in the area and their offices are right on Park Ave. If it's Harvest, I'm more optimistic...
by Seth
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 34th and Harney Apartments
Replies: 53
Views: 6826

Re: 34th and Harney Apartments

iamjacobm wrote:Large crane on Harney throwing the 2nd level of framing up.


Yeah, this one has been going up quickly now.
by Seth
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Park Fair Mall
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Park Fair Mall

Is this a record for thread revival?

On topic: what is the Park Fair Mall? I've never heard of it.
by Seth
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Howard Street Apartment District
Replies: 62
Views: 7475

Re: Howard Street Apartment District

I thought that was a pretty good write-up, and agree that it's good to have some cheaper rental units near downtown (aside from slums). I'm interested to see what kind of infill is build around this area once the existing buildings are finished.
by Seth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homeowner's Electrical Permit
Replies: 12
Views: 2361

Re: Homeowner's Electrical Permit

Aside from the jurisdiction discussion that others have address, the short summary is: 1. Any electrical work requires a permit. 2. A homeowner can pull a permit to do their own work on branch circuits off of an existing panel. 3. Any work involving a panel (replacing a main panel, installing a subp...
by Seth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Qwest Center to change to Century Link
Replies: 109
Views: 19049

Re: Qwest Center to change to Century Link

I'm sure MECA will try to keep it CenturyLink, unless they offer some terrible deal for it. Name changes are costly, and you lose name recognition. There's got to be a lot of effort and expense at changing. From the signage on the interstate, around OM, DT, etc, to the interior signage, as well as ...
by Seth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 42nd and Leavenworth Building Collapse
Replies: 22
Views: 3342

Re: 42nd and Leavenworth Building Collapse

nativeomahan wrote:I'm surprised that UNMC didn't purchase the corner in order to add 20 more parking spaces.


Haha, yeah.

I can't wait until they do something with the old gas station on the other corner. It looks like such a dump.
by Seth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)
Replies: 36
Views: 3401

Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Has the owner requested any construction permits for the site? I imagine this would be pretty valuable land for apartments, and since they've completed demo, I would have to assume that means the insurance claim has been wrapped up.
by Seth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 484
Views: 52430

Re: UNO Campus Update

skinzfan23 wrote:I wonder if those sideline covers (similar to bus stops) are permanent.


They do look pretty comical!
by Seth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 35367

Re: Holland's Greenspace

To me, it just seems wasteful and redundant to have separate parking for the Holland and surrounding daytime office buildings. They're are plenty of opportunities to share the space between users. The OPPD garage and Orpheum are a perfect example.
by Seth
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine
Replies: 1002
Views: 120705

Re: Nebraska Medicine

RNcyanide wrote:...I think they are making 4 floors because the Feds approved them for the biocontainment facility.


That should fit pretty well in that part of the campus.
by Seth
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben
Replies: 517
Views: 46369

Re: UNO's "Baxter Arena" @ Aksarben

Coyote wrote:I have already found my new favorite way out of 4pm AV now that the back roads are open...


Careful what you say, or others may catch on and clog it up too :;):

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