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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby GetUrban » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:20 pm

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.
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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby Coyote » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:19 pm

GetUrban wrote: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.


I was thinking the same but do not know if this would work in a 125x150 parcel. Can they build a three story garage north of these buildings, with retail fronting 50th street?
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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby Dundeemaha » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:24 am

The other problem with putting a parking garage there is the very awkward building to the east of the existing parking lot. The entrances to those businesses face west in to the parking lot. If anything the best place a garage fits is that north east parking lot with the single house on it.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby GetUrban » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:54 pm

Coyote wrote:
GetUrban wrote: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.


I was thinking the same but do not know if this would work in a 125x150 parcel. Can they build a three story garage north of these buildings, with retail fronting 50th street?


I'm not sure what the exact dimension of this example are, but it might be possible to take this same type of approach, only scaled-down quite a bit....
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This is probably more like a whole 300' x 300' block, but some aspects could be scaled-down or eliminated. Parking stalls are typically 9'x20' with 24' wide two-way drive isles. shallower angled stalls and narrower one-way drive isles allow dimensions to be decreased somewhat.
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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby Dundeemaha » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:46 am

Something like that would be great but the only way it's possible is a teardown of the awkward sideways building in the middle of their collection of properties. The area is already made somewhat awkward by its proximity to Dodge st and frequent 40+mph cars passing within 3 feet of the front entrance to the theater, this building makes the whole situation unmanageable due to its awkward orientation.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby omaha79 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:04 am

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.


But I'd bet the overwhelming majority of Omahans don't want to be a big city. Some do, but outside of forums such as these, you'd be hard pressed to find a large contingent that want something more resembling Chicago. We love us some strip malls, easy parking, suburbs, and 15 minute drives to anywhere. Most in this city complain about how long of a drive it is from Millard to downtown.

That's why many Omahans live here and not in actual big cities.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby MTO » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:15 pm

omaha79 wrote:
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.


But I'd bet the overwhelming majority of Omahans don't want to be a big city. Some do, but outside of forums such as these, you'd be hard pressed to find a large contingent that want something more resembling Chicago. We love us some strip malls, easy parking, suburbs, and 15 minute drives to anywhere. Most in this city complain about how long of a drive it is from Millard to downtown.

That's why many Omahans live here and not in actual big cities.


That explains a lot!
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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby Garrett » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:02 pm

omaha79 wrote:
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.


But I'd bet the overwhelming majority of Omahans don't want to be a big city. Some do, but outside of forums such as these, you'd be hard pressed to find a large contingent that want something more resembling Chicago. We love us some strip malls, easy parking, suburbs, and 15 minute drives to anywhere. Most in this city complain about how long of a drive it is from Millard to downtown.

That's why many Omahans live here and not in actual big cities.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby Coyote » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:52 am

Return of the Dundee

Micah Mertes - World-Herald staff writer wrote:Film Streams hopes to renovate and reopen the Dundee Theater by the end of 2017.
In addition to reviving the 300-seat screen, the building will boast a few new coming attractions: a restaurant, a bookstore and a second screen.
Here's what it will look like, and here's what it could mean for Omaha.


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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby choke » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:04 am

Coyote wrote:Return of the Dundee

Micah Mertes - World-Herald staff writer wrote:Film Streams hopes to renovate and reopen the Dundee Theater by the end of 2017.
In addition to reviving the 300-seat screen, the building will boast a few new coming attractions: a restaurant, a bookstore and a second screen.
Here's what it will look like, and here's what it could mean for Omaha.


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Dundee needs a garage like Aksarben. Does anyone know if that project in Benson includes a parking structure?

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby Linkin5 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:53 pm

choke wrote:
Coyote wrote:Return of the Dundee

Micah Mertes - World-Herald staff writer wrote:Film Streams hopes to renovate and reopen the Dundee Theater by the end of 2017.
In addition to reviving the 300-seat screen, the building will boast a few new coming attractions: a restaurant, a bookstore and a second screen.
Here's what it will look like, and here's what it could mean for Omaha.


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Dundee needs a garage like Aksarben. Does anyone know if that project in Benson includes a parking structure?


No it doesn't.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby garyomaha » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:26 pm

choke wrote:Dundee needs a garage like Aksarben. Does anyone know if that project in Benson includes a parking structure?


What project in Benson are you speaking of?

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby choke » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:16 pm

garyomaha wrote:
choke wrote:Dundee needs a garage like Aksarben. Does anyone know if that project in Benson includes a parking structure?


What project in Benson are you speaking of?


Talkin' about the new bank and apartments. If you go to Dundee when the CHI clinic is still open, it is tough to find parking.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby nebraska » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:56 pm

Car culture strikes again. While having "a safer and more accessible entrance will be introduced on the north side of the building" (KETV article) is great, it's a shame the design puts the entrance to the rear of the building. As a car-less person in this city, it's hard enough with narrow sidewalks next to busy roads, but then to remove an entrance from the front of the building altogether is simply astounding. Hopefully people can enter the restaurant to access the theater.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:46 pm

nebraska wrote:Car culture strikes again. While having "a safer and more accessible entrance will be introduced on the north side of the building" (KETV article) is great, it's a shame the design puts the entrance to the rear of the building. As a car-less person in this city, it's hard enough with narrow sidewalks next to busy roads, but then to remove an entrance from the front of the building altogether is simply astounding. Hopefully people can enter the restaurant to access the theater.


I'm not too thrilled about that either, but I can't think of a really viable alternative. Maybe a railing, but that makes the sidewalk even narrower. You really don't want a lot of pedestrians in a tight space along Dodge but you can't really narrow Dodge or move the theater farther from the street.
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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby omaha79 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:29 am

I think having the entrance in the back is fine. This is the entrance most people have used for years anyway. And, Dodge St. has been that close to the theater for decades. This is not a new situation. It is a hazard. I remember patrons spilling out after the show and congregating on the sidewalk when they'd have their late night Rockey Horror Picture Show midnight movies as cars whizzed past. Keep in mind, some of those patrons were inebriated. They are lucky that there was never an accident. This is a liability issue, IMO. If they don't create a safe environment and someone gets hurt or killed, they may have issues. To me, this is a no brainer.

Overall, I see this as a well thought out design and the best possible use for this historic Omaha asset...but, as with anything, there have to be compromises in the process like the apartment complex. We can't preserve everything and obstruct projects like these or we will lose true community assets like the Dundee Theater in the process.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:04 am

Getting after it already. Billboard on top of the theater coming down today.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby MTO » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:53 am

I just saw a dumpster a trailer and an orange dude walking into the theater.
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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby MTO » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:10 am

Hurricane fence around the soon to be raised apartment building.
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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby Fromaha » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:21 pm

I just saw a dumpster a trailer and an orange dude walking into the theater


Wait, Donald Trump was in town and I missed it?!

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby daveoma » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:46 pm

Fromaha wrote:
I just saw a dumpster a trailer and an orange dude walking into the theater


Wait, Donald Trump was in town and I missed it?!

:lol:

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby jjjjhskr » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:40 pm

MTO wrote:I just saw a dumpster a trailer and an orange dude walking into the theater.


Trump? he's the king of orange dudes.
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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:13 am

Kitchen Table, currently located DT, will open a 2nd location here.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby omahahawk » Mon May 01, 2017 7:28 am

way cool...thanks for posting

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby Brad » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:43 am

Revamped Dundee Theater could open sooner than expected

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Micah Mertes / World-Herald staff writer wrote:The Dundee Theater might be back sooner than expected.

Film Streams’ revival of the midtown movie house is aiming for a late-November opening, said Rachel Jacobson, the nonprofit’s founder and director. Previous estimates had its opening closer to year’s end.
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Re: Dundee Theater

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby amorningsky » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:16 pm

Dundee Theater project designer, Jenny Zimmer of Alley Poyner Macchietto Architects, describes the theater's new "grand entry sequence" after shifting the cramped south entrance to the north side of the property.

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Re: Dundee Theater

Postby SaveOmaha » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:54 pm

I'm disappointed they replaced the multi paned front windows with single pane glass. I'm hoping those are temporary, as the renderings show the new windows as multi pane. Good windows make a huge difference.

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Re: Dundee Theater

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Re: Dundee Theater

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That does look great!


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