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Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby Brad » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:18 pm

One of the old mansions is on fire just south of the Blackstone building.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Coyote » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:25 pm

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:31 pm

Brad wrote:One of the old mansions is on fire just south of the Blackstone building.

KETV on Twitter wrote:Image


The building is set to be demolished, but Restoration Exchange just said Metz family members are ticking the tires about purchasing the building.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby MTO » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:25 pm

Too late, time for another new apartment building.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby jelizh » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:26 am

iamjacobm wrote:
Brad wrote:One of the old mansions is on fire just south of the Blackstone building.

KETV on Twitter wrote:Image


The building is set to be demolished, but Restoration Exchange just said Metz family members are ticking the tires about purchasing the building.


Restoration Exchange added to this same post that Mansion Flats LLC paid about $170k for the mansion in May. Their initial quote to the Metz family is already $100k more than that. Seems awfully strange to mark up a property that much for a party interested in saving it when their agent was quoted in the World Herald saying "first preference would not be to tear down the mansion, given its history. “But it’s condemned, and is in dire, dire condition.”'.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby GetUrban » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:34 pm

With the name Mansion Flats LLC, it sounds like it was their intention to flatten it all along. :)

I hope it can be saved though. No doubt it would cost a lot, but it still could be done.
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby Coyote » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:26 am

Historic Omaha Mansion Set To Be Demolished, One Man Races To Save It

Brandon Scott - WOWT wrote:John Metz hopes to save the mansion. He is distantly related to the wealthy family that built it in 1904. His hope is to buy it before it's destroyed and then start a four month restoration project. Metz told WOWT 6 News: "The ultimate goal would be a single-family dwelling, but it's a lot of square footage for a single family. The next best option would be to convert it so we would have professional offices and professional services."
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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:49 am

Coyote wrote:Historic Omaha Mansion Set To Be Demolished, One Man Races To Save It

Brandon Scott - WOWT wrote:John Metz hopes to save the mansion. He is distantly related to the wealthy family that built it in 1904. His hope is to buy it before it's destroyed and then start a four month restoration project. Metz told WOWT 6 News: "The ultimate goal would be a single-family dwelling, but it's a lot of square footage for a single family. The next best option would be to convert it so we would have professional offices and professional services."


Sounds like John did a lot of work, but couldn't make it happen. The building will be gone soon, lets hope a quality project replaces it.

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Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Postby taken » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:43 am

Those are great Jobbers Canyon pics!

I found this thread looking for the Metz Mansion though, they got their demo permit and it looks like they're overcoming resistance from the city council.

Here's what they're knocking down...

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby taken » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:10 pm

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taken wrote:I wasn't expressing an opinion really. I prefer half-acre+ lots :-) A mansion like that needs more like an acre and that ain't happening.

I think it sold for $170. The issue was that a later bidder wanted to pay more to save it and the guy who paid $170 wanted over $300 to not tear it down.

bigredmed wrote:Again, if they were offered an amount of money that made it worth selling rather than demo'ing, they would have. They got offered 200k, and that was less than it's insured value.

People do what they think works best for them. The owners figured that selling was not as good of a deal. If you have the spare cash, make a better offer.


A lot more than a couple thousand to be made in a new multifamily project than what was offered. It is too bad there wasn't a push to rehab the property so the fire never happened in the first place.


I don't disagree.

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby mr. omaha » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:50 pm

I saw you flying that drone... Sweet little machine setup you have.

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby taken » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:59 am

mr. omaha wrote:I saw you flying that drone... Sweet little machine setup you have.

Thanks!

The thing I love about the last picture of Metz's place is how they've torn down the house but the stone is still standing.
That's a real stone building.

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby Seth » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:53 pm

Has the owner requested any construction permits for the site? I imagine this would be pretty valuable land for apartments, and since they've completed demo, I would have to assume that means the insurance claim has been wrapped up.

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby taken » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:59 pm

Seth wrote:Has the owner requested any construction permits for the site? I imagine this would be pretty valuable land for apartments, and since they've completed demo, I would have to assume that means the insurance claim has been wrapped up.


No plans seem to be filed yet, you can bookmark this link to look for them in the future:
https://www.omahapermits.com/PermitInfo/Cap/GlobalSearchResults.aspx?QueryText=2519850000
The sewer disconnect and demolition permit is the only ones filed by the new owners.
That isn't the first place we'll hear about their plans though probably.

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:12 pm

I think it will be a little interesting to see when the TIF comes down if anyone on the CC mentions what happened through the process with turning down a buyer and everything. It seems to suggest that they think they can make more through a new build which might bring into question the need for assistance. I doubt that happens though.

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby U R my Helix » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:28 pm

"The cause of the blaze was a space heater in the attic. " So did anyone ever ask why there was a space heater in the attic? Was the attic used as part of an apartment or were there pipes they were trying to heat?

So many fires in this town but we never learn what happened to the poor sod who started the fire, just the fate of the building.

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:30 pm

U R my Helix wrote:"The cause of the blaze was a space heater in the attic. " So did anyone ever ask why there was a space heater in the attic? Was the attic used as part of an apartment or were there pipes they were trying to heat?

So many fires in this town but we never learn what happened to the poor sod who started the fire, just the fate of the building.


It was to keep pipes from freezing.

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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby GetUrban » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:32 am

It shouldn't have had pipes in the attic, since freezing would be an on-going problem. The pipes must have served space that was finished later and not insulated properly in the walls surrounding the space.
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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby Coyote » Tue May 31, 2016 8:45 pm

"Mansion Flats LLC" has submitted a site plan for this property.
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Re: Arthur Metz mansion Fire

Postby nebugeater » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:56 pm

GetUrban wrote:It shouldn't have had pipes in the attic, since freezing would be an on-going problem. The pipes must have served space that was finished later and not insulated properly in the walls surrounding the space.


If it had a home sprinkler system for fire protection (I know that would be ironic) there could be pipes in the attic and with the age the original insulation could have been in need of upkeep
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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby Coyote » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:02 pm

Milestone Development (Larry Jensen) wants to build 21 unit apartments that neighbors seem to approve. Passed by planning board today.
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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:24 am

I think this will look very nice!
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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:34 pm

Should be a nice addition, glad it is moving quickly.

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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby Coyote » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:14 pm

$580K in TIF requested - for "the new construction of a single, 3-story structure consisting of 24 market-rate apartment units with garage parking stalls"
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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby ShaneofCal » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:10 pm

I hope the remaining portico, as as photographed by Coyote, is incorporated into the new structure.

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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:54 pm

ShaneofCal wrote:I hope the remaining portico, as as photographed by Coyote, is incorporated into the new structure.


I could go out of my way to check for sure, but I doubt that is still standing.

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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby nebraska » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:51 am

Welp, this slipped past everybody. But Mansion Flats is on the rise.

I'd give a million dollars for them to incorporate just 1000 sqft of retail facing the street.

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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:21 am

nebraska wrote:I'd give a million dollars for them to incorporate just 1000 sqft of retail facing the street.

I can't tell if you're joking or serious, but if they are already building it means all the details have been planned, designed, approved and worked out. You could try contacting the developer though to see if they would accept your offer to add in some commercial space. You might need to find them a tenant or something else to make sure they could fill that bay.

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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby nebraska » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:44 am

And a clearer image, from here

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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby MTO » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:07 pm

Descent sized building they're fitting in there and it's a shame theres no ordinance requiring retial for new construction when its this close to a business district.
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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby Brad » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:48 pm

Cool looking building!
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Re: Mansion Flats (Arthur Metz mansion)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:11 pm

I noticed that the wood framing has started going up. This should pop up really quickly.


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