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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby RNcyanide » Mon May 04, 2015 4:38 pm

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RNcyanide wrote:Unless they put it directly against the parking garage or there won't be a setback on the street, I'm having trouble visualizing how exactly they will fit it on that tiny strip of land.


The lot is 80' Deep and tapers to 50' at the north end.

The actual buildings at SoMA and Riverfront row houses are only 50' Deep. And for old school, Travers Row are only 30' deep.


Thanks for the perspective. I guess I'm pretty off when it comes to judging distance and sizes.
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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby Coyote » Thu May 07, 2015 6:32 am

I just saw a KETV film crew across the street from Pac-Life, so there may be a story this morning/today...
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Postby U R my Helix » Thu May 07, 2015 5:35 pm

Aksarben Village is already a traffic nightmare. This week they are ripping out the landscaping and set asides to accommodate widening of the streets. How long I wonder until it looks like 50th & Dodge where you step out the door of a business and are run over by a car? It is a shame that better planning could not have been established to preserve the the green space. It became apparent at the start that the streets could not handle the volume yet they were allowed to continually expand. A larger set back for this project from the street could have been established early on. When the sports center opens up next door things will only become worse. Then again I might just be testy after being cut off by the cars that run up to the construction barriers for the past three years and cut you off in rush hour.

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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby Linkin5 » Thu May 07, 2015 6:55 pm

U R my Helix wrote:Aksarben Village is already a traffic nightmare. This week they are ripping out the landscaping and set asides to accommodate widening of the streets. How long I wonder until it looks like 50th & Dodge where you step out the door of a business and are run over by a car? It is a shame that better planning could not have been established to preserve the the green space. It became apparent at the start that the streets could not handle the volume yet they were allowed to continually expand. A larger set back for this project from the street could have been established early on. When the sports center opens up next door things will only become worse. Then again I might just be testy after being cut off by the cars that run up to the construction barriers for the past three years and cut you off in rush hour.


Used to live right on 50th and and Dodge and never got run over or saw anybody ever get close to being run over. The traffic can be a little bad at times but for the most part I think they have done a great job with everything.

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Postby Seth » Thu May 14, 2015 1:10 pm

I think the setbacks and streetscape within AV are well-suited to the development. "Green space" that just consists of long setbacks is generally just wasted. It's wide sidewalks, well-placed crosswalks, traffic-calming features, and signals/signage that make a real difference.

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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:15 am

Received news that the developer is currently working with 4 tenants on possible leases on the first floor of the Pacific Life building. No names or other info yet until leases are signed.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:19 am

Here is a picture of the walkway between the garage and the building.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:56 am

Update pics:
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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:24 am

I wish they had kept the Red

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Postby mcarch » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:29 pm

Joe_Sovereign wrote:I wish they had kept the Red


I thought it was Orange? Maybe we can agree on Burnt Orange? lol.

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Postby nativeomahan » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:56 pm

Yes, the deep orange color looked awesome.

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Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:27 pm

Rumor has it Pac Life will be moving in by Mid September. What say you skinzfan23?
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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:30 pm

The plan is to move some of the departments in phases. I work in the Life division and we are expecting to move around the middle of October. Plans are tentative at this time though and could change. We haven't been given an actual date yet.

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Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:31 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:The plan is to move some of the departments in phases. I work in the Life division and we are expecting to move around the middle of October. Plans are tentative at this time though and could change. We haven't been given an actual date yet.


How many divisions does Pac Life have then?
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Postby guy4omaha » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:37 pm

I am in phase four and am scheduled to pack thing up on Nov. 13. Phase 5 moves last on Nov. 20. At least that is the plan for now. As far as divisions go, there are three represented in Omaha: Life, Retirement Solutions and Corporate.
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Postby bldgengineer2015 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:52 pm

First tenant in the retail/restaurant area. Pauli's Bar. Here's the link to the article.

http://www.omaha.com/go/pauli-s-bar-to- ... 6f3b3.html

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bldgengineer2015 wrote:First tenant in the retail/restaurant area. Pauli's Bar. Here's the link to the article.

http://www.omaha.com/go/pauli-s-bar-to- ... 6f3b3.html


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Postby RNcyanide » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:42 pm

I'm undecided on how I feel about this place... It looks better than the renderings showed, but there's a certain je ne sais quoi about it that just doesn't jive with me. I think it's just how HBA's work sits with me in general. Some of their stuff looks great (Sterling Ridge and MTC, C&A), and others are just ... meh (HomeAgain, Aerotek, this place).
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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:16 pm

Visually the design is pretty plain, but that will fade into memory as A/V fills as long as the construction was quality and they maintain the property. When something notable gets put on the large grass lot the sheer density of the area will overshadow any weaknesses in single buildings IMO.

Functionally it is a really nice building. The retail bays are tall with lots of windows which is proof that retail was a major part of the project not just a token afterthought. In all this adds 300 employees and 880 parking stalls to one of the key parts of the metro area. I doesn't feel a little different in Stinson though, this building has a real presence.

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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:33 am

I think a little more color would have been nice.

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Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:40 pm

I think it fits the Aksarben theme very well. By the way was there an indoor stadium where Aksarben Village is now? It says Britney Spears had a concert in the Aksarben Stadium in 1999.
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Postby Coyote » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:51 pm

PotatoeEatsFish wrote:I think it fits the Aksarben theme very well. By the way was there an indoor stadium where Aksarben Village is now? It says Britney Spears had a concert in the Aksarben Stadium in 1999.


The Aksarben Coliseum was in use till September of 2002. It held 7,200.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:47 pm

Thanks for the picture updates.

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Coyote wrote:
PotatoeEatsFish wrote:I think it fits the Aksarben theme very well. By the way was there an indoor stadium where Aksarben Village is now? It says Britney Spears had a concert in the Aksarben Stadium in 1999.


The Aksarben Coliseum was in use till September of 2002. It held 7,200.


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Postby MTO » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:19 pm

So did Bill Cosby hopefully not at the same time.
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PotatoeEatsFish wrote:
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PotatoeEatsFish wrote:I think it fits the Aksarben theme very well. By the way was there an indoor stadium where Aksarben Village is now? It says Britney Spears had a concert in the Aksarben Stadium in 1999.


The Aksarben Coliseum was in use till September of 2002. It held 7,200.


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The old Omaha Racers minor league basketball team played there as well.

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Postby Coyote » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:06 pm

Brad wrote:Sweet, was that this morning?

Yes. Aksarben Village sunrise over Pac Life around 6:30 this morning.
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Postby MTO » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:30 pm

What no giant whale breaching ceremony.
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Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:37 pm

Aksarben looks like something out of Silicon Valley.
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Postby Coyote » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:47 pm

I don't know if this is just coincidence, but...
Pac Life has a patio on the SW corner its 5th floor, I am presuming their Executive Suite,
BCBS has a patio in the SW corner of its 4th floor, just outside the Board Room in the Executive Suite,
Tetrad will have a patio on the SW corner of its 3rd floor, presumably outside its Executive Suite...
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Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:50 pm

If they form a triangle something is happening.
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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:26 am

The outdoor patio in the Pacific Life building is going to be part of the cafeteria. All employees will be able to use it.

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Postby Coyote » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:38 am

skinzfan23 wrote:The outdoor patio in the Pacific Life building is going to be part of the cafeteria. All employees will be able to use it.


The cafeteria is going to be on the 5th floor?
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Re: Pacific Life HQ @ Aksarben Village

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:40 am

Coyote wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:The outdoor patio in the Pacific Life building is going to be part of the cafeteria. All employees will be able to use it.


The cafeteria is going to be on the 5th floor?

Yes, on the southwest corner of the building. Currently in the Landmark building the cafeteria is on the 10th floor.


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