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by Seth
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Joe's Crab Shack (CLOSED)
Replies: 78
Views: 11950

Re: Joe's Crab Shack

EMV chip credit/debit cards slowly being rolled out is another reason to ditch the current tipping model. Since EMV transactions are unique and must be completed with a card present, restaurants can't go in an pencil in a tip afterwards. This necessitates the customer telling the server how much to...
by Seth
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Offutt Air Force Base - STRATCOM
Replies: 120
Views: 4239

Re: Offutt's 55th Wing may leave?

Is $125 million a lot for a runway? I don’t know. This comes out to about $324 per sq yard, assuming it is 3ft thick. (11,700 ft long x 300 ft wide x 3 ft deep). 3' thick? Really? I have never worked on a runway, but that seems like a lot... Yeah, that's actually typical for a runway for that kind ...
by Seth
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 645
Views: 58838

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

They have to remove a large amount of Asbetos... That's going to take up a large portion of the schedule. It all has to be done by hand, and most of it is probably insulation on pipes and ductwork, which will require taking down ceilings and walls, and removing it all slowly off of lifts and scaffo...
by Seth
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 66578

Re: Westroads Development

Busguy2010 wrote:It looks great and I'm excited for the opening, though part of me really hates it. I love Sbarro...


Wow, a Mall without a Sbarro just doesn't feel like a mall at all.
by Seth
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Bank - Blackstone - McFosters (38th & Farnam)
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Dundee Bank - Blackstone - McFosters (38th & Farnam)

That's pretty cool. How long was McFosters there anyway?

I still have some unused restaurants.com coupons for McFosters. Think they'll be worth anything at the bank? :;):
by Seth
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2575
Views: 253490

Re: Official: Shamrock Development (10th and Capitol)

Based on the progress so far, when would be a good estimate for steel starting to rise from the site? Unless there's a specific function need for reinforced concrete (i.e. hospital or research lab that needs excellent vibration dampening), structural steel is generally more economical in the Omaha ...
by Seth
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36450

Re: Holland's Greenspace

BTW, the Star Trek show was AWESOME! 2 questions.... Did they play all of the themes? And favorite captain? (If Picard is your first choice, second favorite.) Yeah, they played the movie on a projector screen and dialog over the house sound system while the orchestra played the score live. It was t...
by Seth
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Union (41st and Harney)
Replies: 35
Views: 4918

Re: Blackstone Union (41st and Harney)

I agree about the small windows. I live in Dundee and all the older houses have an abundance of windows. when I look at newer houses with their huge blank expanses of walls with a few little windows, I wonder how darn dark those houses must be inside. Yeah, proportion and composition of windows are...
by Seth
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36450

Re: Holland's Greenspace

My wife and I went out to the Holland on Saturday with some family to see the Symphony performance of "Star Trek". We parked in the Landmark garage and took the short 5-minute walk across the GLM bridge to get there. We were going out to Blue afterwards, so it was a convenient midpoint. Mo...
by Seth
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Union (41st and Harney)
Replies: 35
Views: 4918

Re: Blackstone Union (41st and Harney)

I note that the rendering omits all of the telephone poles and power lines. I wonder if they plan on burying them? I hope that they do. The actual street view posted above or below depending on your preferences setting shows that there are an awful lot of them. I doubt they'll change. In addition t...
by Seth
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood
Replies: 36
Views: 5926

Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Excellent Article! Thanks for posting!
by Seth
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OPPD Rate Increases
Replies: 53
Views: 5872

Re: OPPD Rate Increases

In an era where the prevailing trend is to encourage energy conservation, this is completely backwards. I fully understand that utilities with fixed distribution networks need a steady base revenue to maintain their distribution infrastructure, but this new rate proposal drastically reduces the ince...
by Seth
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Advance Auto Parts next to Staples
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: Advance Auto Parts next to Staples

"Thanksgiving City"! :roll: If that would discourage people from putting their Christmas decorations up on November 1st, I'd support a place like that! Putting up or turning on? Nothing wrong with putting them up when its still warm out, but no need to turn them on until the Friday after ...
by Seth
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion
Replies: 219
Views: 35397

Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

They started work on the Keystone/Field Club connector this past summer. They were hoping for a December opening, but it looks more like it will follow the original timeline and they will be finished in February of next year. You can check out http://omahabikes.org/category/trails/ for updates. Tha...
by Seth
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Flats
Replies: 143
Views: 16998

Re: 49th and Dodge Project

This is going to look so much better!
by Seth
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Advance Auto Parts next to Staples
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: Advance Auto Parts next to Staples

garyomaha wrote:"Thanksgiving City"! :roll:


If that would discourage people from putting their Christmas decorations up on November 1st, I'd support a place like that!
by Seth
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2575
Views: 253490

Re: Official: Shamrock Development (10th and Capitol)

Brad wrote:
HR Paperstacks wrote:I literally turned my head upside down to view instead of downloading the photo and rotating it.


Windows Computer? Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow...


Does that also unlock unlimited free lives?
by Seth
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 148
Views: 12185

Re: Oak View Mall - Redevelopment Plan

Oak View is just sad these days. There is nothing that mall or the developments around it can offer that one can't get somewhere else. Walking into that mall, it feels like you've walked into a time warp to 1991. Almost nothing has changed since the facility opened...except for all the empty storef...
by Seth
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood
Replies: 36
Views: 5926

Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

This development was reported on KETV earlier this week: http://www.ketv.com/news/latest-development-for-leavenworth-corridor-underway/36367192 I'm not sure why KETV chose Aldermans as the focal point of their story, though. A run-down bar is hardly the centerpiece of the neighborhood. As to the con...
by Seth
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2575
Views: 253490

Re: Official: Shamrock Development (10th and Capitol)

Is that the final height of the crane. I would think it should be higher than the one for the Hyatt Place. That building is only 11 stories but the bottom few floors were parking, which usually doesn't have much height. Assuming the Marriott is around 175 ft tall, I would think the crane would be c...
by Seth
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36450

Re: Holland's Greenspace

It will be quite interesting if these buildings (or at least the Specht building) can be relocated and preserved. I agree. As much as I love old buildings (and that's more than most), it's not the only factor to consider here. The Spect building is the only one of the three that retains much charac...
by Seth
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion
Replies: 219
Views: 35397

Re: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion

I hope they work on the south connection to the Field Club trail soon. Field Club Train connects to a large neighborhood on either side, but getting from it to other trails either toward the north or south(west) is a pain. My wife and I would ride the trails a lot more if they ever finish the connec...
by Seth
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood
Replies: 36
Views: 5926

Re: Little Marcy

Wow, that's a huge project. Renderings look good too. New thread? The units shown fronting the alley between Mason and Marcy are interesting. I've seen them in new urban developments in other cities, but I think this is a first for Omaha. I suppose the rowhouses on the old funeral home site on 10th...
by Seth
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Skye Flats (Dundee)
Replies: 85
Views: 12721

Re: Grandpa's C Mart - Dundee

iamjacobm wrote:I love the dichotomy in scale between the first picture and the third. Completely fits in the first and totally dominates the strip mall in the third.


Yeah, it's awesome how much it makes the strip mall look out of place.
by Seth
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood
Replies: 36
Views: 5926

Re: Little Marcy

I just discovered a number of new rowhouse developments planned for this neighborhood: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56219ea9e4b08ff533e44923/5621acdde4b06d615c903eaa/5636ee5de4b0b347abc89467/1446440559273/AERIAL_06_08_08_08.png?format=750w I'm liking this trend in this neighborhood. It's a ...
by Seth
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood
Replies: 36
Views: 5926

Re: Little Marcy

http://cranesandtrains.com/images/20150919sc8a5539.jpg I'm actually pretty dissappointed in the exterior paint job on this building. The initial rendering showed a nice color combination, but the final product is the typical solid color over everything, with just one contrasting color on a small po...
by Seth
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Burlington Station
Replies: 445
Views: 55632

Re: Burlington Station

They did a great job of preserving the history, from the major 1930's renovation through to the 1980s gutting. I like how the building tells the story of its history. I don't mind seeing the raw brick and structure of the building along with the new finishes. That is way better than entirely coveri...
by Seth
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Flats
Replies: 143
Views: 16998

Re: 49th and Dodge Project

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/omaha.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/5f/85f7d5c9-133f-5f23-acc6-4a37e27d6913/5633ec2dd48ff.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C621 This is an incredible urban site plan, and great for the location. It's going to illustrate even more how poorly-executed the C...
by Seth
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 417
Views: 67218

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

These small-scale projects are exactly what a vibrant neighborhood needs to both retain it's character and remain resilient. The large-scale apartments that take 4 or more lots and fill it with one large building are good anchors, but if you build an entire neighborhood of them, you loose the variet...
by Seth
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Even Hotel (Omaha Hotel - 24th and Farnam)
Replies: 174
Views: 20903

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

Looking good. I think the latest rendering is pretty good. It's clearly modern, but fits the setting of the older brick buildings around it. On top of that, the location and street presence is fantastic. It's going to be exciting to see this area fill in over the next decade.
by Seth
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Burlington Station
Replies: 445
Views: 55632

Re: Burlington Station

When was the interior gutted? KETV did a great job with what was there when they got it, but it's just so obvious there was an ornate interior that's now missing. It sounds like a lot of the original opulence was lost in the 1930s remodel, but I doubt they went down to the bare brick and roof trusse...
by Seth
Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 218
Views: 20063

Re: Lot B Development

Those little shacks look like some artsy protest about homelessness where they put up a bunch of microhouses in a public area.
by Seth
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Omaha Buildings Hiding Under Cladding or Paint
Replies: 38
Views: 4494

Re: Omaha Buildings Hiding Under Cladding or Paint

Kiewit and the Fed building are the only two I prefer the "After" photos. However they were both built later and didn't have the cool brick features to begin with. A major reason for re-cladding Kiewit Plaza was deterioration of the original glazed brick (the vertical columns in the old p...
by Seth
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: UNO Campus Update
Replies: 488
Views: 54311

Re: UNO Campus Update

Taco wrote:Love how this dorm fronts the street. Much better use of space and more "urban" of a design than the rest of the Scott buildings.


Totally. This is another great infill for the UNO/AV neighborhood.
by Seth
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36450

Re: Holland's Greenspace

Yeah, that was a good article. I also was encouraged by Stothert's stance on the issue. Perhaps by raising some resistance to demolishing the historic buildings early in the process, they will have a stronger negotiating position to steer the conversation to a better solution, such as a sharing agre...
by Seth
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Atlas Apartments 1609 Binney St
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Atlas Apartments 1609 Binney St

Good to see effort to save a solid building like this. If this was in the area near MTC, this would have been rehabbed already.
by Seth
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Holland's Greenspace
Replies: 569
Views: 36450

Re: Holland's Greenspace

With the recent discussion about downtown parking, why this territorial need for dedicated parking still persists is beyond me. TicketOmaha's other venue at the Orpheum works great sharing space with commerical parking; why can't they do it here? There are tons of empty garages within mere blocks du...
by Seth
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Dundee Bank - Blackstone - McFosters (38th & Farnam)
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: Dundee Bank - Blackstone - McFosters (38th & Farnam)

This really is the perfect use for this structure. It's going to look so natural as a bank branch, I doubt those who don't know the history will have any idea it used to be a service station. I do hope they make efficient use of the space the houses are on. It's probably just going to be parking, th...
by Seth
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 400
Views: 56695

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

iamjacobm wrote:There isn't a single parking lot in the city I am more happy to see torn up than this one.


It's kind of interesting, considering how disappointed we all were when this lot was paved over. It's pretty amazing how short that period of time was!
by Seth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: 38 St. Lofts on Farnam (Brite Ideas)
Replies: 33
Views: 4584

Re: Brite Ideas Property Renewal Blackstone

If this is just a rendering of the renovations, and the building itself is not altered too severe, it looks like this building will be mostly brick, Ill have to see if I have a fairly recent photo of this building somewhere tonight. The only existing structure in the rendering is the current Brite ...

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