Coyote wrote:Willie Theisen was on Grow Omaha Saturday and he gave very vague details about the project. The only thing new was that, of course, the NCAA, Creighton and others were involved in the planning and that TD Ameritrade and the CLink would have to be very visible. I am believing it will only be three stories if that, including retail, office space and residential units. I am going to have to listen to that segment again to see if he gave up more innuendos.
If we want to make sure both the CLink and TD Amerie Rade are highly visible you might as well leave it parking. You can get anymore visible than being next to a flat parking lot.
Seriously, if you do 2 to 4 floors you are wasting your time and a perfectly good buildable lot. I'm not looking for 20 floors, I'm looking for something like that across from the Guntheire Theater and the Mill Museum in downtown Minneapolis. Both are in the location the CLink is at and are as close to the 6 floor rbuilding across the street. The building is an O encompassing a parking garage in the center. Floor 1 is retail, floor 2 is office, and the rest are apartments. This is also a block away from the Viking Stadium.
You don't need a study, and you don't need small Omaha thinking. Go out and look at other cities.