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Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 12, 2014 6:33 am

http://www.omaha.com/article/20140512/MONEY/140519940/1685#hotel-will-bring-high-rise-look-to-dodge-and-saddle-creek

A new midtown Omaha hotel — seven stories high, with indoor swimming and parking — is slated to rise southeast of Dodge Street and Saddle Creek Road.

Intended to help cater to the growing University of Nebraska Medical Center campus to the south, the 120-room hotel would bring a big change to the intersection surrounded mostly by fast-food restaurants, residen- ces and other low-rise buildings.


One house and a vacant retail Premier bank building are to be razed to make way for the 83,000-square-foot hotel. Its three lower levels would contain a lobby area, offices, a swimming pool and about 125 parking stalls. The remaining floors would be guest rooms.


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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:00 am

Very nice. Couldn't find a timeline yet, but I would assume they would want it up and running by the opening of the cancer center.

Any idea if the old Commercial Federal building SW across Saddle Creek will ever get torn down? That building has been vacant and outdated for a long time.

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Postby lmdramos » Mon May 12, 2014 8:26 am

I read that it said the colors of the building will be determined by the brand of the hotel, but wouldn't the brand of the hotel want input on the design of the hotel also? So they must already have someone signed on since they've got the design already, right?

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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby Coyote » Mon May 12, 2014 8:50 am

I had been reading about this, but for the life of me I can't tell where it will go, but now that UNMC us behind this, they do own land behind (NE) of Don & Millies...
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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 12, 2014 8:57 am

I thought it was this:

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Postby Coyote » Mon May 12, 2014 9:02 am

Is that Mid City bank location now closed?
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Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 12, 2014 9:04 am

Coyote wrote:Is that Mid City bank location now closed?


They are called Premier Bank now and are building a new branch just north of Dodge on 43rd Ave.

http://eomahaforums.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=15578&p=219568&hilit=premier#p219568

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Postby Coyote » Mon May 12, 2014 9:30 am

Ok then, I just found out that Mid City is now Premier, I didn't know that, I knew the building across the street was going to be a Premier... That makes total sense now, I just couldn't displace Mid City in my mind.

That's going to quite a corner soon with a new King Kongs....
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Postby guitarguy » Mon May 12, 2014 9:47 am

Looks awesome! Hopefully the construction doesn't effect Saddle Creek traffic too much.
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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby Coyote » Mon May 12, 2014 10:03 am

Now looking at the building you posted, it looks like they will have a few floors of parking to the north side, but on the south side pedestrian views of the UNMC Campus. Nice design. Also, if they put a hotel on this corner, does that mean a change of plans for the plant to west, that there will not be a need for a hotel there.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 12, 2014 11:20 am

Coyote wrote: Also, if they put a hotel on this corner, does that mean a change of plans for the plant to west, that there will not be a need for a hotel there.

I was wondering the same thing.

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Postby ShawJ » Mon May 12, 2014 12:18 pm

Great news. The view should be pretty impressive coming down Saddle Creek with this and the new cancer center.

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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby nativeomahan » Mon May 12, 2014 9:57 pm

I have long wondered why there aren't more hotels in this neighborhood.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue May 13, 2014 9:15 am

So any guesses on the flag? Are the Holiday or Hampton Inns in North Downtown far enough away to get anothere here?

I would probably rule a Courtyard out considering there is one at Aksarben and Downtown.

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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby Greg S » Tue May 13, 2014 9:16 am

I was surprised that no one complained they are referring to this as a high rise.

Surprised that the brand is going to have so much input on the color of it since the branding changes in many hotels over time.

Also does this mean the push to move Saddle Creek is dead or is that still under discussion?

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Postby Coyote » Tue May 13, 2014 9:28 am

Greg S wrote:Also does this mean the push to move Saddle Creek is dead or is that still under discussion?

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Remind me what the plan was for this location that having a hotel here would preclude...
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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby ShawJ » Tue May 13, 2014 11:04 am

I hear a lot about the moving Saddle Creek project on here, but I was always under the impression it was more of a visionary idea. Is there something I missed?

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Postby Brad » Tue May 13, 2014 11:14 am

ShawJ wrote:I hear a lot about the moving Saddle Creek project on here, but I was always under the impression it was more of a visionary idea. Is there something I missed?


It was a visionary idea, It was a way to eliminate flooding along saddle creek. I wonder if they are looking at alternatives to that? Or may be the hotel will become lake front property?
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Postby Brad » Tue May 13, 2014 11:18 am

On 9/13/2008, Coyote wrote:
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Postby Coyote » Tue May 13, 2014 11:29 am

I remember posting that map, but unfortunately the northern end of Farnam is two blocks south of where this hotel would be...
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Postby Brad » Tue May 13, 2014 11:35 am

Coyote wrote:I remember posting that map, but unfortunately the northern end of Farnam is two blocks south of where this hotel would be...


What I noticed is that the lake is further south than what I was thinking.
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Postby Coyote » Tue May 13, 2014 11:45 am

Brad wrote:What I noticed is that the lake is further south than what I was thinking.


Do you have quick access to an elevations map you could post. Of course they could fill in under the Dodge St bridge, which it think is the lowest point in that given area...
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Coyote wrote:Do you have quick access to an elevations map you could post. Of course they could fill in under the Dodge St bridge, which it think is the lowest point in that given area...


http://www.dogis.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; -- Just turn on the "Topo Lines" on the layers.

Saddle Creek Below Dodge, ELEV = 1100
Saddle Creek and Douglas, ELEV = 1102
Saddle Creek and Farnam, ELEV = 1104
Saddle Creek and Emile , ELEV = 1092
Saddle Creek and Leavenworth, ELEV= 1088
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Postby Brad » Tue May 13, 2014 12:03 pm

On a side note, The only lot on that whole block not owned by UNMC (or Premier Bank) is King Kong. I am surprised they didn't buy them out and build them a new building and take the whole block.
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Postby Coyote » Tue May 13, 2014 12:06 pm

So, according to that map, there would either be another pond north of Farnam, where Saddle Creek used to be, or it would need to be filled in, with proper stormwater drainage accounted for...
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Postby Brad » Tue May 13, 2014 12:11 pm

Coyote wrote:So, according to that map, there would either be another pond north of Farnam, where Saddle Creek used to be, or it would need to be filled in, with proper stormwater  drainage accounted for...


I am guessing ideally they would like to build another pond since it's in a CSO area, but I am guessing if they ever did relocate Saddle Creeek Road, the whole area would be re graded.
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Postby Greg S » Tue May 13, 2014 1:37 pm

Coyote wrote:
Greg S wrote:Also does this mean the push to move Saddle Creek is dead or is that still under discussion?

Greg


Remind me what the plan was for this location that having a hotel here would preclude...


I'm foggy on the whole thing, but thought that the Dodge/Saddle Creek intersection was going to be great expanded in and around that.

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Postby Brad » Thu May 15, 2014 9:48 pm

Here is where the Hotel is going.

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri May 16, 2014 9:16 am

Really this is a pretty creative project and site for it. Not at all where I would of guessed a 7 floor hotel would go if you would of quizzed me.

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Postby Coyote » Fri May 16, 2014 9:32 am

iamjacobm wrote:Really this is a pretty creative project and site for it.  Not at all where I would of guessed a 7 floor hotel would go if you would of quizzed me.


I agree. When I originally heard that a project was going in on "the southeast of Dodge and Saddle Creek" I still couldn't place it...
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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Fri May 16, 2014 1:02 pm

The way that bank property is right now is such an inefficient use of the land. The parking lot is small and yet takes up so much space. I'm glad to see a large hotel will make better use of it.
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Postby Coyote » Sat May 17, 2014 8:14 am

It will probably be a limited service hotel and not an extended stay.
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Postby MTO » Sun May 18, 2014 10:27 am

Is this going to be geared at patient families or the business visitors?
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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:35 pm

With Premier Bank moving to their new branch maybe work will begin here soon.

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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby Brad » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:26 am

I don't see it, but was it mentioned anywhere that Grow Omaha said there would be a second hotel coming to the UNMC campus up near 42nd street?

Its been a few weeks, I will try to track down the details.
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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby cdub » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:27 am

The hospital is working on their own hotel plan. Which will likely kill the one on Dodge.

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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby MSizlack » Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:46 pm

DSL Hospitality purchased the Premier Bank property next to King Kongs new restaurant. Wonder how soon it will be before they start work on the hotel.

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Re: UNMC Hotel

Postby daveoma » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:37 am

So how would the hotel mitigate the periodic flooding of Saddle Creek?


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