The Yard (15th & Cuming)

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:50 pm

Hoping for some retail space in the hotel portion too. They are in a prime location directly across the street from Slowdown.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby Professor Woland » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:18 am

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Coyote wrote:Finish by 2017...


Kiewit leaving the red box downtown too...


The red box must die. That building is such a waste of prime real estate.


I agree, but I'd rather live with it for a few years longer if what does end up replacing it is significant. If I had a choice between a 200 foot building to replace the red box in three years or a 400 foot building in seven years, I'd happily wait the seven years (assuming the architectural quality is similar between both hypothetical buildings.)

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Postby NEDodger » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:06 am

Same here. However, I'm really hoping the Nebraska State Offices end up moving over to the Civic site. Bulldozing "the red box" (never heard that term for it before but it's great) would provide such a perfect spot for our next high-rise.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:10 am

With Shamrock finally started, it looks like this was the tipping point. With The Yard now going to use, all we need is Lot B and North Downtown will be born.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:50 am

MadMartin8 wrote:With Shamrock finally started, it looks like this was the tipping point. With The Yard now going to use, all we need is Lot B and North Downtown will be born.

So true....I am so excited with this announcement and the other two projects that will be starting in north downtown soon. No longer will we have to hear about how much better the area around Pinnacle Bank area is. Omaha is finally gaining some amazing momentum downtown. Lets hope this carries over into the Lanoha development and so on.

It is funny that everyone is mentioning that hopefully the State Office building should be replaced now that Kiewit is moving out. I was thinking the exact same thing. I think someone mentioned that maybe the state offices would move to the civic site. I think the building on 13th and Farnam would work great as more apartments. It is right on the edge of the Old Market, without actually being right in the middle of it. It is a little quieter but still having all the amenities close by as well as being located so closely to a bunch of major employers.

As far as the Yard development, I am really excited about the apartment building. All along, I have felt that is more of what the area needs. I am so glad that everything shifted away from condos. There are a ton of younger people that would love to live downtown but didn't want to be locked down by purchasing a condo. This will give them that opportunity. Also Kiewit choosing to stay in Omaha vs moving the training facility to Dallas or KC is huge. Says a lot for the city of Omaha. The current city leaders must be doing something right.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:47 am

I wonder with the continued growth of housing and workspace downtown, when will we start to see a major grocery chain move downtown or is there the possibility of a national retail or department store locating near downtown or north downtown? I have seen a mention of an urban Walmart store working and I can totally see that happening.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:57 am

It's a few years away but the Civic site has a space for a grocer.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby GetUrban » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:03 am

I think an urban two-story Super Target would be a perfect fit for DTO. ....as others have mentioned. That way, there would be more than just groceries offered. I'm not a fan of WalMart, but haven't been in their scaled-down urban-type stores.

This Yard project is exciting news though.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby MTO » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:42 pm

Blast there is a parking lot.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby Garrett » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:04 pm

MTO wrote:Blast there is a parking lot.


I was trying to decide if that was a garage or not.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby MTO » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:05 pm

Or if not initially..
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:15 pm

Garrett wrote:
MTO wrote:Blast there is a parking lot.


I was trying to decide if that was a garage or not.


I assumed it was the garage along 15th bc they said the development would be active on all sides. Not sure though.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby mj3141 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:05 pm

The apartments remind me of the adjacent TipTop apartments. Is there a plan for the space on the west side of the block bordering 15th St?

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby Louie » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:44 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
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MTO wrote:Blast there is a parking lot.


I was trying to decide if that was a garage or not.


I assumed it was the garage along 15th bc they said the development would be active on all sides. Not sure though.

Cars going in and out of a parking lot is technically activity :/

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby GetUrban » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:13 pm

mj3141 wrote:The apartments remind me of the adjacent TipTop apartments.


I was thinking the same thing. That's a good thing...the windows are huge!
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Postby MTO » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:26 pm

It's a small detail but it's kind of neat how they pushed the windows so close to the roof.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby nativeomahan » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:08 am

This is just fantastic news. One large piece of the North Downtown puzzle is coming into place.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:58 am

The hotel will be 5-6 stories, with he flagship being announced in 90 days, ground breaking next spring.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby MTO » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:48 am

But the university and apartments break this fall still no?
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Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:03 am

MTO wrote:But the university and apartments break this fall still no?

KU breaks this fall, but the Mixed Use will be in the Spring.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby MTO » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:15 am

Will the layout be the same the world herald diagram?
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:30 am

That I do not know, I presume so though, since it appears that Kiewit pulled the first strings. For over a year they have wanted to find a location to better KU's programs. Noddle and the Chamber got them interested in NewStreet's location, being close to Creighton and Gallup. I just have to wonder how many collaborative programs could be executed now.... So after Kiewit pulled the string, NewStreet decided it was time to plan their 110 apartment project with retail along 14th St. 90 first floor parking with a second floor (6k sq ft?) deck overlooking KU and Downtown. I hear it will have 10k sa ft of amenities inside also.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby daveoma » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:12 pm

Coyote wrote:The hotel will be 5-6 stories, with he flagship being announced in 90 days, ground breaking next spring.

I'm hoping the hotel will be an Aloft.

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Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:26 pm

From what I am hearing... Companies are hearing loudly about Omaha's developments. Hotels are now asking to come, we are not seeking them.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby MTO » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:33 pm

Wow! wow. I bet it's good times at the chamber these days? That completely changes the game; from beggars to choosers.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:55 pm

MTO wrote:Wow! wow. I bet it's good times at the chamber these days? That completely changes the game; from beggars to choosers.


No kidding. I'd kill to work for the Chamber these days, but I never even got a nice try letter from my application a few years ago... :?
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Postby MTO » Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:31 am

Meh they couldn't afford you anyways. :no:
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:58 am

Doing some soil samples today.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:50 pm

Bumped b/c of the pure joy I will feel when that parking lot is smashed up.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:42 pm

I almost forgot all about this project. According to the old story in the paper, construction was expected to start this fall, so it should be progressing soon.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:44 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Bumped b/c of the pure joy I will feel when that parking lot is smashed up.


Does someone know about an immanent smashing? Smashing Party at TSR?
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What's TSR?
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MTO wrote:What's TSR?


Right across the street
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby MTO » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:40 am

Slowdown, we can have a mash pit.
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Postby Coyote » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:57 am

MTO wrote:Slowdown, we can have a mash pit.


TSR has a patio overlooking the Yard
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:01 am

I'm hoping this hotel will be more urban than the others facing TDA.
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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby Linkin5 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:47 am

RNcyanide wrote:I'm hoping this hotel will be more urban than the others facing TDA.


I have a feeling it will be nothing like those.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:42 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:I'm hoping this hotel will be more urban than the others facing TDA.


I have a feeling it will be nothing like those.


The brands I want to see.

AC Hotel. This is a project going up in ATL that fits the scale.
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Aloft in OKC.
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Canopy by Hilton would be cool too, but their scale for the most part rules out this site.

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Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Postby daveoma » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:18 am

Those would be awesome!

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