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Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby SaveOmaha » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:44 pm

Does anyone know what's being developed on the corner of 34th and Davenport? A large house was recently torn down, and there is now a foundation for what looks to be an apartment building.

Also, down the street on 32nd Ave and Davenport, one of the old frat houses is boarded up, presuming it recently sold.

Any ideas?

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby Varsity » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:12 pm

Not sure about the apartment building..

The old Sig Ep frat house is vacant and boarded up due the the CU chapter not being able to pay the rent recently. The impression I got when talking to a member was that Sig Ep nationals has claimed it. All word of mouth, but I don't think it's been sold or will be up for sale, at least not for a while.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:01 pm

Hmm. Well there is a sign up that says it was financed by Mutual of Omaha Bank.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:36 pm

Gateway to Gifford Park Townhomes.

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http://www.engineeredproperty.com/listings/gateway-gifford-park-townhomes-coming-soon-midtown/

Four townhome units with two stall garages behind. No other information beyond that unfortunately.
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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:17 am

Nice find! Those fit the architecture of the homes in the area nicely.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:14 am

Definitely. They'll be replacing the house that was at 34th and Davenport (I missed that the original post asked about two different properties).
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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby Seth » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:25 pm

Always nice to see well-fitting infill development.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:17 pm

Anyone else been to the Gifford Park Neighborhood Market? I happened upon it one Friday evening and it looks like a great community event. I need to get down there before the end for the summer.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby midtowndeveloper » Fri May 06, 2016 4:38 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Nice find! Those fit the architecture of the homes in the area nicely.



Do you know what happened to this project? The sign says "Fall 2015" and since last summer the foundation has just been sitting there...

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby Coyote » Fri May 06, 2016 4:59 pm

midtowndeveloper wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Nice find! Those fit the architecture of the homes in the area nicely.

Do you know what happened to this project? The sign says "Fall 2015" and since last summer the foundation has just been sitting there...

It is still listed on Engineered Property's development page.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby frankt » Sat May 07, 2016 10:11 am

The sign has been removed recently.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby midtowndeveloper » Sun May 08, 2016 5:19 pm

frankt wrote:The sign has been removed recently.


i love over there...and i thought I saw the sign just knocked over. But literally no work has been done for over a year. Hate seeing an abandoned construction project!

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby frankt » Thu May 12, 2016 9:33 pm

There was a story about this development in the Gifford Park neighborhood newsletter mentioning that TIF was not approved and now the developer is looking for a partner to help with the financing.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby frankt » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:10 pm

The project at 34th and Davenport has restarted. They put up the structure in less than 5 days. Looks pretty bleak, if you ask me.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby Lillian Bean » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:10 am

There was a story about this development in the Gifford Park neighborhood newsletter mentioning that TIF was not approved and now the developer is looking for a partner to help with the financing.


Why would TIF not have been approved? Seems like TIF gets approved for just about everything so I'm curious on the grounds for denial?
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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:44 am

Lillian Bean wrote:
There was a story about this development in the Gifford Park neighborhood newsletter mentioning that TIF was not approved and now the developer is looking for a partner to help with the financing.


Why would TIF not have been approved? Seems like TIF gets approved for just about everything so I'm curious on the grounds for denial?


If you know when they were applying for TIF you can go back and check the City Council Journals/videos and see why they voted no. Would need a date or a do a lot of guess and check though.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby Joe_Sovereign » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:31 pm

Lillian Bean wrote:
There was a story about this development in the Gifford Park neighborhood newsletter mentioning that TIF was not approved and now the developer is looking for a partner to help with the financing.


Why would TIF not have been approved? Seems like TIF gets approved for just about everything so I'm curious on the grounds for denial?


You have to grease the right palms and you can get TIF for anything.

I knew someone who had bought a home on about 3 acres of land with no historical value along one of the busiest roads in West Omaha. It was surrounded by apartments and commercial development. He tried for years to get rezoned commercial or even multitenant but the city would never approve it. He had to sell his house and move his family into the run down house on the property because he couldn't develop it. I don't know if he sold it but it still hasn't been developed. My advice to him was to find a sibling or spouse of a elected city official who was a lawyer and hire them.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby frankt » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:11 pm

Pitched roof going up

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:22 am

This project being bundled with another row house project in the area for a TIF request. 11 total new row homes in Gifford Park.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby Seth » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:07 pm

Good to see this moving forward and at least making an attempt to blend into the neighborhood. The closer I look at these attempts at a historic style, the worse they look, though. If they get the proportions right, the details like soffits, trim, etc still stick out. Some of the more recent ones seem to be getting closer, so I'm hopeful.

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Re: Gifford Park Redevelopment

Postby frankt » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:53 pm

Looks like Gifford Park is getting a coffee shop in 2018 (finally!).

Myrtle & Cypress Coffee House
https://www.facebook.com/myrtleandcypresscoffee/

517 N. 33rd Street


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