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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:34 pm

It looks like the 2 story retail building has its western wall going up.

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:38 am

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thenewguy wrote:It could be that i was attempting to browse on my phone, but for the life of me, i could not locate the actual floor plans (besides pricing and then 'contact us' when you click 1 bed, 1 bath, etc)


I wasn't able to find actual floor plans either.

http://www.livecapitoldistrict.com/floorplans.aspx
Floorplans are up. No clue how long they have been live.

Looks like TINY kitchens, okay/smallish sized bedrooms, and HUGE living rooms

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:56 pm

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:
thenewguy wrote:It could be that i was attempting to browse on my phone, but for the life of me, i could not locate the actual floor plans (besides pricing and then 'contact us' when you click 1 bed, 1 bath, etc)


I wasn't able to find actual floor plans either.

http://www.livecapitoldistrict.com/floorplans.aspx
Floorplans are up. No clue how long they have been live.

Looks like TINY kitchens, okay/smallish sized bedrooms, and HUGE living rooms


Whoever did those kitchens has clearly never cooked a day in their lives. Holy moley they're bad. I get they're going for the loft experience that's still not worth it to me.
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Re: Official: Capitol District

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RNcyanide wrote:
Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:
thenewguy wrote:It could be that i was attempting to browse on my phone, but for the life of me, i could not locate the actual floor plans (besides pricing and then 'contact us' when you click 1 bed, 1 bath, etc)


I wasn't able to find actual floor plans either.

http://www.livecapitoldistrict.com/floorplans.aspx
Floorplans are up. No clue how long they have been live.

Looks like TINY kitchens, okay/smallish sized bedrooms, and HUGE living rooms


Whoever did those kitchens has clearly never cooked a day in their lives. Holy moley they're bad. I get they're going for the loft experience that's still not worth it to me.

Holy |expletive| those apartments are expensive! I agree about the kitchens, they're super small. I think the largest unit looks like a duplex with no wall separating the two sides.

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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:28 pm

I've always thought it was weird when you had to pass through a closet to get to the bathroom. Some of the more expensive units here seem to have this layout.
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Postby RNcyanide » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:21 am

daveoma wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:
Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:
thenewguy wrote:It could be that i was attempting to browse on my phone, but for the life of me, i could not locate the actual floor plans (besides pricing and then 'contact us' when you click 1 bed, 1 bath, etc)


I wasn't able to find actual floor plans either.

http://www.livecapitoldistrict.com/floorplans.aspx
Floorplans are up. No clue how long they have been live.

Looks like TINY kitchens, okay/smallish sized bedrooms, and HUGE living rooms


Whoever did those kitchens has clearly never cooked a day in their lives. Holy moley they're bad. I get they're going for the loft experience that's still not worth it to me.

Holy |expletive| those apartments are expensive! I agree about the kitchens, they're super small. I think the largest unit looks like a duplex with no wall separating the two sides.


I wonder if the idea is to encourage the people who have enough money for the exorbitantly high rents to go down to the district and spend money at the restaurants down there for food.
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Postby bigredmed » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:02 pm

Charge a ton, get no Creighton party boys and no Section 8. Your apartments become sellable to new people moving in from other cities where big $ rents are normal, but living in a Frat or in a welfare hotel is not.

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Trips » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:43 am

So they only have one model with a balcony and it just so happens to have two? $2,900 - $3,000 and you can get some fresh air.

On a side note, I was looking at a condo on Friday and it looked like the hotel pool was ready for tile work. I think that will be a cool feature if they do it right.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:28 am

Noticed that they installed a large "Capitol District" sign on the north side of the apt building.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu May 04, 2017 11:51 am

Glass on the 11th floor is all installed. Only a few more panels to go on the 12th floor and all exterior glass should be done.

They are also installing the Marriott sign on the south part of the hotel.
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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu May 04, 2017 12:28 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Glass on the 11th floor is all installed. Only a few more panels to go on the 12th floor and all exterior glass should be done.


Taking advantage of the nice weather the next few days...

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skinzfan23 wrote:Glass on the 11th floor is all installed. Only a few more panels to go on the 12th floor and all exterior glass should be done.

They are also installing the Marriott sign on the south part of the hotel.


The must have taken one back down because there was one window missing on the 11th today.

The sky walk from the parking garage to the new building is also up, and the construction elevator on the hotel is gone.

Here is a crappy cell phone pic of the sign going up today.
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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu May 04, 2017 6:25 pm

Excellent Pic update Brad! :thumb: ...

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Postby nebraska » Thu May 04, 2017 7:50 pm

Brad wrote:Here is a crappy cell phone pic of the sign going up today.


Whoa now. Crappy is my skill level, I have a monopoly on it. You take your fancy whirlybird and $8000 camera back up to the pro-level and leave us amateurs alone.

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri May 05, 2017 10:30 am

Looks like they poured some concrete in front of the hotel too. Would be great to get the sidewalk open by CWS time.

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Postby Brad » Sun May 07, 2017 10:34 am

I was going to try to get a few photos of the Capitol District this morning, but I forgot it was the Berkshire 5K or whatever its called, so I went to Iowa to get a progress photo. Had the real camera this time too.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun May 07, 2017 8:08 pm

Brad wrote:I was going to try to get a few photos of the Capitol District this morning, but I forgot it was the Berkshire 5K or whatever its called, so I went to Iowa to get a progress photo. Had the real camera this time too.

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That pic is freakin awesome Brad.. Bravo :thumb: ...

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Postby Brad » Sun May 07, 2017 11:23 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:That pic is freakin awesome Brad.. Bravo :thumb: ...


Thanks Lou! I went back this afternoon when the light was around to the west more and got a photo of the new sign.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon May 08, 2017 12:19 pm

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Omaha Cowboy wrote:That pic is freakin awesome Brad.. Bravo :thumb: ...


Thanks Lou! I went back this afternoon when the light was around to the west more and got a photo of the new sign.

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Postby daveoma » Wed May 10, 2017 11:07 pm

Thank you for the photos! :-) :-)

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Postby MTO » Thu May 11, 2017 10:01 am

I forget how lame our skyline is.
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Postby NovakOmaha » Thu May 11, 2017 10:51 am

I agree that the skyline could be much improved. Lost opportunities such as HDR.

On the other hand, this development adds so much to the marketability of the CLink. Over 300 more class A rooms in a "District" immediately next to the CLINK. Between this and the Hilton gives the CLink almost 1,000 rooms next to it and add in the other nearby hotels and you have a lot of marketing muscle. Not to pour gas on the fire but compare it to Des Moines even with their new hotel. Their arena & convention center have zero local flavor in the area...restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. With North Downtown and the market the CLink is almost guaranteed NCAA events and even larger conventions & other events. Capitol District may not add 30 or more stories to the skyline but to those attending events at the CLink it only adds to the area. And THAT is impressive.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu May 11, 2017 12:31 pm

MTO wrote:I forget how lame our skyline is.


Awww. Do you need a hug?..

Read Novak's post above ^ and you'll feel better...

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Postby MadMartin8 » Thu May 11, 2017 2:42 pm

NovakOmaha wrote:I agree that the skyline could be much improved. Lost opportunities such as HDR.

On the other hand, this development adds so much to the marketability of the CLink. Over 300 more class A rooms in a "District" immediately next to the CLINK. Between this and the Hilton gives the CLink almost 1,000 rooms next to it and add in the other nearby hotels and you have a lot of marketing muscle. Not to pour gas on the fire but compare it to Des Moines even with their new hotel. Their arena & convention center have zero local flavor in the area...restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. With North Downtown and the market the CLink is almost guaranteed NCAA events and even larger conventions & other events. Capitol District may not add 30 or more stories to the skyline but to those attending events at the CLink it only adds to the area. And THAT is impressive.



The goal of this development was never to be a "skyline changer". It was to do exactly as Novak stated above, create a thriving new district/neighborhood in a once blighted area. So far, it seems like they will succeed.
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Postby symphie » Thu May 11, 2017 6:49 pm

Those are beautiful photos Brad, and I agree that this is going to be a huge improvement for the area. It already seems to be bringing life to the area and it isn't even completed yet. With this project and the developments in North Downtown I am really excited and hopeful for what's to come!

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:38 am

From the World Herald story today about restaurants:

Also expected to drive more restaurant growth this year are two major developments: The Capital District at 10th and Capitol Streets, and the Boys Town West Farm development near 144th Street and West Dodge Road, said Boh Kurylo, a senior vice president and broker who focuses on retail and restaurants at Lerner Co.

Kurylo said he already has signed four new restaurants, bars or entertainment concepts for the Capitol District, meant to be a shopping and entertainment hub, but said he’s not at liberty to announce who they are yet.

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 22, 2017 3:17 pm

Permit for the "Entertainment District" before city council tomorrow.

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Postby Coyote » Mon May 22, 2017 8:57 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:From the World Herald story today about restaurants:

Also expected to drive more restaurant growth this year are two major developments: The Capital District at 10th and Capitol Streets, and the Boys Town West Farm development near 144th Street and West Dodge Road, said Boh Kurylo, a senior vice president and broker who focuses on retail and restaurants at Lerner Co.

Kurylo said he already has signed four new restaurants, bars or entertainment concepts for the Capitol District, meant to be a shopping and entertainment hub, but said he’s not at liberty to announce who they are yet.


Grow Omaha mentioned the continual rumor... Here... McCormick & Schmick's
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Postby nativeomahan » Mon May 22, 2017 10:53 pm

That would be an awesome addition to our restaurant mix. I have eaten at M&S restaurants in several other cities and always had a nice dining experience. The one in KC is particularly beautiful, and always packed.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue May 23, 2017 2:09 pm

I meant to post this before but I wish the north side of hotel would match the south side with the windows jetting out. It looks pretty plain when being flat when driving by on 480. Still much better than the Swanson plant that was there previously though.
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Postby NovakOmaha » Tue May 23, 2017 2:19 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:I meant to post this before but I wish the north side of hotel would match the south side with the windows jetting out. It looks pretty plain when being flat when driving by on 480.


I was about to ask you to take a picture of it but I'd rather not be responsible for you shooting a picture while driving on 480.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue May 23, 2017 2:28 pm

Although this was a picture taken back in October, you can see that it is flat without protruding out.

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Here is the view from of the construction from the south:

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Postby OmahaJaysCU » Tue May 23, 2017 5:28 pm

I've heard three bars are committed. And starbux.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue May 23, 2017 10:16 pm

Coyote wrote:Grow Omaha mentioned the continual rumor... Here... McCormick & Schmick's
Please. Please. Please.


McCormick & Schmick's would be a fantastic "get" for this development..

Fingers crossed...

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed May 24, 2017 11:02 am

iamjacobm wrote:Permit for the "Entertainment District" before city council tomorrow.


This was approved for a two year period and will be reviewed by the city at that point to see if the policy needs any fixes.

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Postby Brad » Tue May 30, 2017 8:44 am

I was driving on 480 Friday night/Saturday morning and noticed the rooms up to the 4th floor were done and already had pictures hanging on the wall.
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Postby Greg S » Tue May 30, 2017 11:31 am

Looking forward to official tenant announcements. Should be cool.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue May 30, 2017 10:29 pm

I wonder how close to complete the Marriott will be by CWS time in 3 weeks.. As Maxwell Smart would say- "missed it by THAT much"...

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Postby OmahaFan » Wed May 31, 2017 9:19 am

It look's like it's moving along at a Swift pace. I doubt they will have the new Hotel completed by then but you never know. Looks great though!

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Postby Spatial77 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:04 am

Omaha Cowboy wrote:I wonder how close to complete the Marriott will be by CWS time in 3 weeks.. As Maxwell Smart would say- "missed it by THAT much"...

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