Official: North Downtown Discussion

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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby EricHaley » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:22 pm

They should really slow down on that building, it's going up way too fast… :roll:

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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby MTO » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:45 pm

EricHaley wrote:They should really slow down on that building, it's going up way too fast… :roll:


You're hilarious!
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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:07 am

TIF Request for "The Hub" at 1605 Nicholas.

This building currently stands there.
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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:44 am

http://www.omaha.com/money/million-project-will-turn-long-vacant-building-in-north-downtown/article_5aca576c-deeb-5d5f-ad3d-5b04b58bfb15.html

A long-vacant building across the street from the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter is about to undergo a $2 million makeover into a home for small businesses.

The former Safety Service truck repair shop at 1605 Nicholas St. has sat empty for years, remaining solid but mainly providing shade for people hanging out near the shelter.

But now, as north downtown development momentum continues, the owner thinks the time is right to put it back to work. Omaha attorney Duane Dowd and investment partners from Omaha and Denver propose to renovate the nondescript but sturdy old garage and create spaces for seven businesses. They hope to have what they’re calling The Hub open by fall.

They’re seeking $300,000 in tax-increment financing to help pay for the project. The Omaha Planning Board voted earlier this month to recommend that the City Council approve the TIF request.

The developers considered knocking down the building and erecting housing, but decided against it, said Adam Watson, who is working with Dowd on The Hub.

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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby Coyote » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:08 pm

The Hub will provide a unique and collaborative environment to small engineering, architectural, startups and other professional firms.

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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby MTO » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:12 pm

And 41 SF for custodial arts. 8)
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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby Coyote » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:17 pm

MTO wrote:And 41 SF for custodial arts. 8)

I will send you an application if you like...

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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby choke » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:40 pm

Coyote wrote:
MTO wrote:And 41 SF for custodial arts. 8)

I will send you an application if you like...

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Reminds me of the Omar Baking Company building off of Cuming Street. The building is split up between small businesses and a church.

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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby MTO » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:57 pm

Coyote wrote:
MTO wrote:And 41 SF for custodial arts. 8)

I will send you an application if you like...

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Somebody's gotta get that joke.. Half Baked...
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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:26 pm

This is a common idea for industrial space near city centers, but not in ideal locations. Some are "cooler" than others. There is a similar concept in Austin about 2 miles east of DT on 6th street that has a brewery and clothing store and used to house some Uber driver support space(before Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin).

It is good to have cheap space for startups and small businesses to call home.

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Re: Official: North Downtown Discussion

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:22 am

Looks like a nonprofit with a global footprint moved their HQ to a warehouse off of 20th and Izard from Minnesota. "Kids Against Hunger"


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