Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

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Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:37 pm

It was mentioned in the Midtown Triangle thread that Dial isn't behind that project anymore, but is still investing in the area. Well according to their website:

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Little Marcy is a row house redevelopment project in the heart of Midtown Omaha's Leavenworth Neighborhood. Dial is proud to be working alongside other local developers in an effort to revitalize the area and capitalize on the influx of people moving back to the urban core. The project will be developed in phases but could see as many as 19-30 row houses built over the next five years.


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Re: Little Marcy

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:29 am

The first set of these are moving forward and I believe you can see where framing has started on 31st Street just south of Leavenworth. The design has evolved and I am told it will be much more modern in appearance with flat roofs.

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Re: Little Marcy

Postby Seth » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:20 am

Construction is indeed underway. You can clearly see the three-unit layout with street-level doors and windows that match the previous rendering on the west side. There are three garage doors on the east side. If the design has been revised with flat roofs, it will be interesting to see how it turns out. I kind of like the previous rendering, but I'm sure it will look good either way.

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Re: Little Marcy

Postby lowplainsdrifter » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:26 am

I stand corrected - these townhouses will be in the bungalow style shown above. Future projects will have a flat roof.

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Postby Seth » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:30 am

lowplainsdrifter wrote:I stand corrected - these townhouses will be in the bungalow style shown above.  Future projects will have a flat roof.


These look nice.

Both gable and flat roofs have a well-established precedence in the neighborhood for multi-unit buildings, though, so both should fit in nicely.

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Re: Little Marcy

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:41 am

I really like the rendering as well.

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Re: Little Marcy

Postby Seth » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:33 pm

This project is coming along pretty well now. I have to say that the scale of this thing really overpowers the houses next to it on Marcy. It's nice seeing a project that doesn't waste a lot of space with surface parking, though.

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Re: Little Marcy

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:23 pm

Nice! Could use projects like this all over East O.

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Postby Seth » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:01 pm

There's also a new single-family house under construction on Marcy just a couple lots west of 31st. The Assessor shows that "RME Properties" bought it from Reimer's company this spring. It looks like other builders and developers are starting to get involved in the area after seeing the success of UV.
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Re: Little Marcy

Postby Seth » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:33 pm

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I'm actually pretty dissappointed in the exterior paint job on this building. The initial rendering showed a nice color combination, but the final product is the typical solid color over everything, with just one contrasting color on a small portion of the trim. It looks like what you get when you ask painting contractors for the cheapest possible bid. It makes the whole place look cheap, and that's not what this development is going for.

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Re: Little Marcy

Postby Seth » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:38 pm

I just discovered a number of new rowhouse developments planned for this neighborhood:
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I'm liking this trend in this neighborhood. It's a good balance between increasing the density as this part of the city becomes more in demand, but also keeping the quieter residential feel.

Here's the website for the development (appears to be one of Reimer's enterprises): http://www.leavenworthrows.com/

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Re: Little Marcy

Postby Taco » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:05 pm

Wow, that's a huge project. Renderings look good too. New thread?

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby Brad » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:13 am

Taco wrote:New thread?


Loos like "Little Marcy" was phase one in the "Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood".

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:56 pm

This was the project I was talking about in the Park Ave thread. Forgot we had this one.

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Re: Little Marcy

Postby Seth » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:48 pm

Taco wrote:Wow, that's a huge project. Renderings look good too. New thread?


The units shown fronting the alley between Mason and Marcy are interesting. I've seen them in new urban developments in other cities, but I think this is a first for Omaha. I suppose the rowhouses on the old funeral home site on 10th street are similar, though.

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby Seth » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:29 am

This development was reported on KETV earlier this week: http://www.ketv.com/news/latest-development-for-leavenworth-corridor-underway/36367192

I'm not sure why KETV chose Aldermans as the focal point of their story, though. A run-down bar is hardly the centerpiece of the neighborhood.

As to the concerns about density, as long as the new units are designed to fit in the neighborhood (which the renderings appear to show), and they're owner-occupied, I'm not worried. It's worth remembering that many of the proposed rowhouse units are being built on properties that had houses cut up into 2, 4, or even more apartments. I dont' have any real net numbers, but I'd be surprised if the total residential units goes up that much, and I'll take attractive owner-occupied rowhouses over slumlords renting destroyed houses any day.

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Postby U R my Helix » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:50 pm

I doubt that the density would be a problem with the townhome/rowhouse design that they have in place. The pins on the map are apartments that exist now. The areas where the row houses are going are blue. They obviously have some more land to acquire if they are going to get 100 units in. The green with red pins are Midtown Properties holdings aka Urban Village. Lots of activity here!
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The actual map link is still up in the index, the units per address are in the pins so overall I think the density is not a problem all the garages should help.

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Postby Bomaha » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:04 am

http://www.omaha.com/money/midtown-poised-to-get-biggest-influx-of-new-homes-for/article_70766b46-5105-5f5c-b4a1-77b07e648ca4.html?mode=story

Wow! 98 rowhouses and 1 single-family dwelling. Simply incredible. Living just South of Hanscom Park, it will be amazing to watch this neighborhood continue to grow and flourish. Now I am just patiently waiting for the same to happen to South 10th, 13th, 16th, 20th, etc. :-) Also, I need some money to invest.

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby Seth » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:50 am

Excellent Article! Thanks for posting!

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:45 pm

Future phases going a little more modern.

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Postby Midwestern » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:51 pm

Probably a good idea to change the style. The finished ones look terrible in my opinion.

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Postby Seth » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:10 pm

Midwestern wrote:Probably a good idea to change the style. The finished ones look terrible in my opinion.


Agreed. Quality modern architecture beats badly-done historic imitations any day.

Of course, I personally prefer restored or high-quality historic styles most of the time.

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby yard salad » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:32 pm

Sold sign already on the northern-most home for the 3036 Marcy townhome. They're not quite done working on the interior, from what I can tell. The "columns" are finally up on the second story

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:44 pm

yard salad wrote:Sold sign already on the northern-most home for the 3036 Marcy townhome. They're not quite done working on the interior, from what I can tell. The "columns" are finally up on the second story


The two outside units of that three-plex have sold. Good start for the neighborhood.

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Postby Seth » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:36 pm

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yard salad wrote:Sold sign already on the northern-most home for the 3036 Marcy townhome. They're not quite done working on the interior, from what I can tell. The "columns" are finally up on the second story


The two outside units of that three-plex have sold. Good start for the neighborhood.


Assuming they went to owner-occupants, and not speculators, it's impressive how quickly they went, and a sign there's solid demand for new quality housing in Midtown. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this, and hoping it continues to blend in and be mixed with rehabs of older structures.

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Postby yard salad » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:12 am

I'd be surprised if they went to speculators but I suppose it's possible. A few years ago I remember the Urban Village people were starting to sell some of their units along Marcy and were desperate for even one unit to sell so that it could be used as a comparable. Apparently nothing like these townhomes existed in the area, so it was impossible for realtors to estimate their value.

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby Seth » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:00 pm

Yeah, it seems highly unlikely that a speculator would buy units like these in this location for this price. It would be easy enough to build a similar unit yourself nearby.

I believe one of the houses that UV rehabbed on Marcy sold in the past year or so for about $250k, so perhaps that's set a precedent and established some comparables. All-in-all, I think all of this bodes well for the future of the neighborhood.

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Postby iamjacobm » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:15 am

$4.3 million in TIF for a 4 phase project that includes 96 row houses among 11 different sites in this neighborhood. This is a pretty massive project, kudos to the developers here.

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Postby yard salad » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:20 am

There's a huge lot being bulldozed just a few houses down from this project. I saw it this morning while biking to work. I'll try to take some pictures later. I wonder if it's part of the big TIF project that iamjacobm mentioned

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Postby yard salad » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:36 am

Looks like they demoed a yellow house on 31st. Link
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Postby nativeomahan » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:17 pm

I'm sure the neighbors are impressed with the brown dirt vacant lot. The tires are a nice touch, though.

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Postby yard salad » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:17 am

An old house across 31st street also got demoed recently.
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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby yard salad » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:22 am

Saw this sign pop up on 33rd & Mason. Same logo and and name as the completed 31st street project. The rendering on the sign is actually for the 31st street project, but maybe the 33rd street project will have something similar.

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:47 pm

There are a bunch of these framed up now, it really changes the appearance of the area!

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Re: Leavenworth Rows - an Urban Pocket Neighborhood

Postby U R my Helix » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:55 pm

This project, Uptown Urban Dwellings aka Levenworth Rows does have a website now. It is http://www.uptownurbandwellings.com http://www.uptownurbandwellings.com.

The old OWH article http://www.omaha.com/eedition/sunrise/articles/urban-doesn-t-have-to-mean-old/article_7901e27d-dea1-5b7b-9925-6addfb5d77c2.html listed 99 total units at these locations:
1. 809 S 31 St., 3034 Marcy St. Seven attached row houses
2. 3078 Mason St.Four attached row houses
3. 912-918 S 31 St., 3112 Mason St. 10 attached row houses
4. 518-526 S 30 St.15 attached row houses
5. 524 Park Ave. Six attached row houses
6. 542 S 30th St.Four attached row houses
7. 3012-3016 Mason St.10 attached row houses
8. 918-924 S 33rd St.12 attached row houses
9. 1002-1016 S 33 St.18 attached row houses
10. 1113 S 31 St.Three attached row houses, one single-family home
11. 1313 S 31st St.Four attached row houses
12. 825 Park Ave.Five attached row houses


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