The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

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The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:47 am

Anyone know what is going on with the houses to the north of the Kwik Shop on 36th? The siding is torn off and it looks like a couple have been gutted. I see that a company called "Invest Omaha I" owns almost the entire block. The Assessors website has a Lincoln address for the company.

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Re: Houses to the north of Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby Coyote » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:11 am

lowplainsdrifter wrote:Anyone know what is going on with the houses to the north of the Kwik Shop on 36th?  The siding is torn off and it looks like a couple have been gutted.  I see that a company called "Invest Omaha I" owns almost the entire block.  The Assessors website has a Lincoln address for the company.


Interesting. I just checked the first house and it was purchased by Invest Omaha this June. Looking up their Lincoln address I came across 9 different property llcs the first being Commercial Investment Properties Co. CIP has numerous apartment complexes in the metro area, I used to live in one, so maybe they are/have branched out into residential property investment/management in the metro also.
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Re: Houses to the north of Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby SaveOmaha » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:52 am

I noticed those too. There is one in particular where all the stucco was removed to reveal some pretty awesome woodwork. The asbestos crew was there in their hazmat suits. Pretty crazy to see! I assumed the houses were all being demo'd. Hopefully not though!

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Re: Houses to the north of Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby Brad » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:15 am

36th and What?
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Re: Houses to the north of Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby Coyote » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:38 am

Brad wrote:36th and What?

He is referencing the NW corner of 36th & Leavenworth, and the houses in that block.
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Re: Houses to the north of Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby Brad » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:53 am

Thanks. There is quite the mix of people in that area. Its good to see more projects get under way in Midtown.
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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:51 pm

A big fence is up around the entire block and Councilman Jerram believes they intend to demo all of the houses and apartment buildings.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:08 pm

Made some phone calls - it seems the Lincoln company Commercial Property Investments plans to build a 60 unit apartment building on that block.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby SaveOmaha » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:17 pm

That's too bad. Those could've been some nice homes. Hopefully the apartment building fits into the neighborhood well. There are some grand old homes, mixed with some out of place 1960s-era apartment buildings. A row of town homes would be appreciated!

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby Coyote » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:32 pm

Figures. Once I learned CIP was involved, the handwriting was on the wall for this property...
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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby SaveOmaha » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:55 pm

I didn't realize how many homes were included. Looks like there are some nice homes that are being demo'd. I wonder why developers don't fill in some of the empty lots first and let people fix up the homes instead. But that's just the preservationist in me.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:01 am

W-T-F? Look at this house. I love that porch. And at $77k?
Condemned? If I were in the market...
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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:23 am

Correction: 140 unit apartment building.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby SaveOmaha » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:27 am

Wow, that's a large building. I'm assuming it's only one building?

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:05 am

From what I understand, it is to be a U shaped building with underground parking. I think Spaces on Park Avenue is also about 140 units.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:40 am

lowplainsdrifter wrote:From what I understand, it is to be a U shaped building with underground parking.  I think Spaces on Park Avenue is also about 140 units.


154 pretty similar. That is really interesting, so much happening around Leavenworth/Park Ave.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:54 pm

Demo supposed to start here soon.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:26 am

I noticed yesterday that the house directly behind Kwik shop is already stripped of siding and a lot of other stuff.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby hatwate » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:12 am

World-Herald article today on this development. http://www.omaha.com/money/demolition-n ... f8d64.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby Varsity » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:36 am

All of the houses on that lot have been torn down and it has been cleaned up. I didn't realize how big of an area that is!

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:06 pm

Varsity wrote:All of the houses on that lot have been torn down and it has been cleaned up. I didn't realize how big of an area that is!


You aren't kidding :shock: .

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby Linkin5 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:26 pm

It looks terrible, how in the heck did they let this happen?

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:06 pm

This project is the final design phase. U shaped building. Office on Leavenworth with courtyard and apartments behind. Courtyard to include a pool. The developer has been meeting regularly with the Blackstone Neighborhood Association and, from what I understand, the Blackstone is satisfied with how the evolving design will fit in with the neighborhood.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:56 pm

lowplainsdrifter wrote:This project is the final design phase.  U shaped building.  Office on Leavenworth with courtyard and apartments behind.  Courtyard to include a pool.  The developer has been meeting regularly with the Blackstone Neighborhood Association and, from what I understand, the Blackstone is satisfied with how the evolving design will fit in with the neighborhood.


Office as in spec space or offices for CIP?

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:02 am

Sorry - leasing office.

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Re: Houses to the north of (Leavenworth) Kwik Shop on 36th

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:53 am

Went to a neighborhood meeting last night where this project design was being presented by CIP. The building will consist of two levels of parking under three levels of apartments. Apartments will range from studios to two bedrooms. The design of the building has changed to accommodate approximately 175 parking stalls. The lot that is directly on Leavenworth will not be used in the design and will be left vacant for now. CIP is continuing efforts to buy the Kwik Shop to the east of this property and the red brick building to the west. The apartment structure will be square with a courtyard in the middle. The presenters specifically said that they are not targeting "hipsters", but 30 - 45 year old professionals. The conceptual image of the building that they presented was just kind of "meh". The building will be called the Conrad, so I suppose the title of this thread could be changed.

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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby Seth » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:25 am

Thanks for the update.

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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:20 pm

:roll: Really needed to specifically point out those hipsters don't they. Lucky for them that won't be much of an issue in such a disappointing project.

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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby GetUrban » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:44 pm

iamjacobm wrote::roll: Really needed to specifically point out those hipsters don't they.  Lucky for them that won't be much of an issue in such a disappointing project.


I hate it when they think they're really that good at identifying their target market. That's a recipe for blandness, if there ever was one. Who's to say 30-60 yr olds don't want something cool and hip?
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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby Garrett » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:38 pm

iamjacobm wrote::roll: Really needed to specifically point out those hipsters don't they.  Lucky for them that won't be much of an issue in such a disappointing project.



Did I miss something on why this is disappointing?
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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:50 pm

Garrett wrote:
iamjacobm wrote::roll: Really needed to specifically point out those hipsters don't they.  Lucky for them that won't be much of an issue in such a disappointing project.



Did I miss something on why this is disappointing?


What we know so far is not very encouraging. CIP doesn't really do urban either.

Maybe they will change my mind with more info.

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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby Seth » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:10 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
Garrett wrote:
iamjacobm wrote::roll: Really needed to specifically point out those hipsters don't they.  Lucky for them that won't be much of an issue in such a disappointing project.



Did I miss something on why this is disappointing?


What we know so far is not very encouraging.  CIP doesn't really do urban either.

Maybe they will change my mind with more info.


There is definitely plenty of dissapointing multi-unit construction in the area. It's pretty sad to see a cheap, boxy brick slip-in next to a regal Gold Coast mansion. Sadder still, if you consider what the mansion they demolished probably looked like.

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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:49 pm

Sadder still, I think, is that it's not just an Omaha thing. Cities all over the country are seeing cheap, Celebrity Home-esque apartment buildings built in urban areas as part of the trend of people coming back to the city. It's better than having vacant lots and surface lots, but they bring a lot of the dullness that has given suburbia a bad rap.
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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby Seth » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:41 am

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Sadder still, I think, is that it's not just an Omaha thing. Cities all over the country are seeing cheap, Celebrity Home-esque apartment buildings built in urban areas as part of the trend of people coming back to the city. It's better than  having vacant lots and surface lots, but they bring a lot of the dullness that has given suburbia a bad rap.


That's not surprising when you realize that many of the developers moving into urban markets came from doing suburban greenfield projects, but shifted their focus with the market. Some have done well at learning a new environment and construction (UV, for example), but others just seem to tweak their typical styles to meet urban zoning (decrease setbacks, shove parking underground, and done).

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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:40 pm

Planning Board approves TIF request for this project.

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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:56 am

This is what "30-45 year old professionals" want? Some dorms?
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Re: The Conrad (36th & Leavenworth)

Postby Linkin5 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:30 am

They destroyed a neighborhood for a suburban looking apartment complex.


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