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Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:06 pm
by NovakOmaha
This may sound petty or whatever but take a look at the Haymarket area near the PBA in Lincoln and the P&L District in KC, then take a look at this and the rest of the area around and near the CLink. Just my OPINION but 1) Omaha blew it by insisting on parking lots as the main theme of the CLink, and 2) It is seriously lacking in convenience and magnetism. The best thing about the area around the CLink is that as of now the area around the Des Moines arena & convention center (sorry, I forgot the name) has even less character.

I'm sure that with proper marketing it should do fine but still....what could have been

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:24 am
by Stargazer
Capitol District has already consumed one surface lot. It's hard to compare Haymarket (more like Old Market) to this area surrounding a CenturyLink complex with arose from a rail yard. It really isn't a bad evolution. Establish your anchor convention center/arena, served by surface lots. As the surrounding area takes advantage of that traffic and grows, you begin taking back those surface lots. It may be many years yet, but I think it's clear that all of the surface parking in the area will eventually be developed. We've already seen Aksarben Village begin to consume surface lots, in a similar manner. Rome wasn't built in a day. ;) and we know how little Omaha leaders/developers are willing to speculate, they want demonstrated demand -now-. I'd say all things considered, the area is coming together remarkably well.

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:14 pm
by Omaha Cowboy
Stargazer wrote:Capitol District has already consumed one surface lot. It's hard to compare Haymarket (more like Old Market) to this area surrounding a CenturyLink complex with arose from a rail yard. It really isn't a bad evolution. Establish your anchor convention center/arena, served by surface lots. As the surrounding area takes advantage of that traffic and grows, you begin taking back those surface lots. It may be many years yet, but I think it's clear that all of the surface parking in the area will eventually be developed. We've already seen Aksarben Village begin to consume surface lots, in a similar manner. Rome wasn't built in a day. ;) and we know how little Omaha leaders/developers are willing to speculate, they want demonstrated demand -now-. I'd say all things considered, the area is coming together remarkably well.


Well Jeff, when was the last time I remarked on one of your posts that: I completely agree with everything you wrote..

:;): ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:21 pm
by MadMartin8
Stargazer wrote:Capitol District has already consumed one surface lot. It's hard to compare Haymarket (more like Old Market) to this area surrounding a CenturyLink complex with arose from a rail yard. It really isn't a bad evolution. Establish your anchor convention center/arena, served by surface lots. As the surrounding area takes advantage of that traffic and grows, you begin taking back those surface lots. It may be many years yet, but I think it's clear that all of the surface parking in the area will eventually be developed. We've already seen Aksarben Village begin to consume surface lots, in a similar manner. Rome wasn't built in a day. ;) and we know how little Omaha leaders/developers are willing to speculate, they want demonstrated demand -now-. I'd say all things considered, the area is coming together remarkably well.


Agreed completely.

Addendum, didn't it arise from a lead infested industrial complex? Regardless, I will take a 200 million dollar mixed use complex any day for sure, and seeing the signs of a great young district.

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:32 pm
by NovakOmaha
Stargazer wrote:Capitol District has already consumed one surface lot. It's hard to compare Haymarket (more like Old Market) to this area surrounding a CenturyLink complex with arose from a rail yard. It really isn't a bad evolution. Establish your anchor convention center/arena, served by surface lots. As the surrounding area takes advantage of that traffic and grows, you begin taking back those surface lots. It may be many years yet, but I think it's clear that all of the surface parking in the area will eventually be developed. We've already seen Aksarben Village begin to consume surface lots, in a similar manner. Rome wasn't built in a day. ;) and we know how little Omaha leaders/developers are willing to speculate, they want demonstrated demand -now-. I'd say all things considered, the area is coming together remarkably well.


Jeff, I swear if I have to drop everything and fly to Omaha and go to the library or the owh and find the special sections with the renderings of the land directly across the street from the CLink AND the renderings of Cuming Street proposed around the time of the vote I'll do it. The hope was for parking garages with retail on the first floor and residential on the upper floors across from the CLink and beautiful buildings along Cuming all the way to Creighton. Of course Rome wasn't built in a day but given the Haymarket and the Power & Light District Omaha could have had so much more of a cohesive development. And yes, it is what it is.

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:46 pm
by Coyote

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:24 pm
by Uffda


Is this your wish list or actual

If wish list I would take a Yard House. http://www.yardhouse.com/home

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:11 pm
by Omaha Cowboy
Uffda wrote:


Is this your wish list or actual

If wish list I would take a Yard House. http://www.yardhouse.com/home


These are actual “gets”. All 5 should be open by sometime this March/2018...

Ciao..LiO...Peace

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:25 pm
by Stargazer
Three Des Moines based establishments, it would seem. J Gilbert's looks pretty good.

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:08 am
by Uffda
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:


Is this your wish list or actual

If wish list I would take a Yard House. http://www.yardhouse.com/home


These are actual “gets”. All 5 should be open by sometime this March/2018...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Ah I saw the article after I posted.

http://www.omaha.com/money/future-tenan ... 12b40.html

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:44 am
by MadMartin8
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Uffda wrote:


Is this your wish list or actual

If wish list I would take a Yard House. http://www.yardhouse.com/home


These are actual “gets”. All 5 should be open by sometime this March/2018...

Ciao..LiO...Peace



Yeah...but Lincoln and KC have...... :(

:mrgreen:

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:56 am
by iamjacobm
I have been to Beer Can Alley and The Exchange in DSM. Both are downtown in an old brick building that has 3 floors of bars. They aren't exactly what I would call upscale there, but that may be a case of being in an older building. The Beer Can Alley bar had a small stage to host country shows I presume, The Exchange had a ticker above the bar to show the prices of the drinks which would go up or down based on the number of sales.

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:47 am
by Greg S
I am excited that they have some announced and coming. Too bad they could not be there now with the ice rink. Also thankful we are getting a permanent outdoor screen.

Greg

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:13 am
by NovakOmaha
MadMartin8 wrote:Yeah...but Lincoln and KC have...... :(

:mrgreen:


And Oklahoma City has, and Boston has, and Fargo has..... :D

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:34 am
by MadMartin8
NovakOmaha wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:Yeah...but Lincoln and KC have...... :(

:mrgreen:


And Oklahoma City has, and Boston has, and Fargo has..... :D


Fargo? Now you're just being silly!

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:08 am
by Trips
Has anyone used the Capitol District garage lately? I see that they have three electric car charging stations there. I believe these are the first public charging stations downtown. If they do not constantly have gas cars parked there I could consider buying a place at the Ford Lofts again.

Side note, Beebe & Runyan and Ford Lofts have now both turned down my request for me to pay for a charging station there.

Re: Official: Capitol District

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:22 pm
by Brad
Trips wrote:Side note, Beebe & Runyan and Ford Lofts have now both turned down my request for me to pay for a charging station there.


Kimball lofts lets people have charging stations.