MTO wrote:Or maybe Omahans just figure it out on their own, we want to be a big city well that's life in the big city.
In most big cities land is much too valuable to be taken up by surface parking lots. So this theater has been there since what, the 1920's, and now they need to tear down a neighboring building to gain another 15-20 parking stalls? The planning department should put their foot down and require a higher density mixed use development at this location....parking garage behind the theater with retail/residential fronting the streets, or leave it as is. The things that make cities vibrant continue to be wiped-out for convenient parking. What makes old Dundee CBD great is the mixture of higher density residential right next to or on top of retail/commercial.