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Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Taco » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:16 am

Update: "Approval of the HUPMOBILE & HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TIF REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT PLAN" is in the August Planning Board Agenda. Located SW of 24th Ave and Farnam.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:24 pm

Taco wrote:Update: "Approval of the HUPMOBILE & HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TIF REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT PLAN" is in the August Planning Board Agenda. Located SW of 24th Ave and Farnam.


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Re: 2406 Farnam

Postby Coyote » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:05 pm

Taco wrote:Update: "Approval of the HUPMOBILE & HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TIF REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT PLAN" is in the August Planning Board Agenda. Located SW of 24th Ave and Farnam.


Thanks. I believe what is going to happen has nothing to do with the demolition of Hupmobile building (which I believe will still be renovated by J Development in Council Bluffs), but the same people behind Even Hotel are going to redevelop one of the biggest blights on Farnam:

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Re: 2406 Farnam

Postby Taco » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:07 pm

I am very pleased to see this. Just getting that gas station demoed would be enough. On other hand, another Holiday Inn Express isn't exactly something to be excited about. Their new buildings are bland and look incredibly cheap. People have mentioned this developer owns other Holiday Inn Expresses, so I'm hoping that's just the name of the development company and not of what will end up in this space.

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Postby NEDodger » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:08 am

Taco wrote:I am very pleased to see this. Just getting that gas station demoed would be enough. On other hand, another Holiday Inn Express isn't exactly something to be excited about. Their new buildings are bland and look incredibly cheap. People have mentioned this developer owns other Holiday Inn Expresses, so I'm hoping that's just the name of the development company and not of what will end up in this space.


I get where you're coming from, but man......I think I'd take a freaking Check Cashing place if it means getting rid of that gas station....

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Re: 2406 Farnam

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:19 am

Even though it would be just a Holiday Inn Express I am ecstatic.

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Re: 2406 Farnam

Postby yard salad » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:11 am

I thought I read on here that the gas station is on hazardously polluted ground. Is that true? What are the developers' remediation plans?

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Re: 2406 Farnam

Postby Brad » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:56 pm

This will be a huge improvement for that corner.

yard salad wrote:I thought I read on here that the gas station is on hazardously polluted ground. Is that true? What are the developers' remediation plans?


Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the EPA will make the gas station owner pay for that. If they can't be located, the EPA will clean it up. I remember hearing a similar situation when CHI started demo for their new Creighton clinic on 24th and Cuming. They found evidence of an old fuel tank which let to the discovery of contamination. It was determined the owner had passed away so the EPA cleaned it.
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Re: 2406 Farnam

Postby hatwate » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:36 pm

Brad wrote:This will be a huge improvement for that corner.

yard salad wrote:I thought I read on here that the gas station is on hazardously polluted ground. Is that true? What are the developers' remediation plans?


Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the EPA will make the gas station owner pay for that. If they can't be located, the EPA will clean it up. I remember hearing a similar situation when CHI started demo for their new Creighton clinic on 24th and Cuming. They found evidence of an old fuel tank which let to the discovery of contamination. It was determined the owner had passed away so the EPA cleaned it.


The Nebraska Department of Environmental Qaulity or some such agency supervises the clean-up of gas stations as far as I know. If the owner can be found, they pay for part of the clean-up but their is a ceiling as to what they have to pay with the remainder paid by the state. If the owner can't be found or doesn't have the $s, the state will clean it up. The clean-up money comes from an acct funded at least in part from a fee on petroleum storage tanks. I thought there was also some money coming from a fee on gasoline sold but can't nail that down right now.

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Re: Humpmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:49 pm

Might need a thread split?

Also the name of that is interesting. I wonder if the Hupmobile is a part of the Holiday Inn project.

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Re: Humpmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Coyote » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:13 pm

iamjacobm wrote: I wonder if the Hupmobile is a part of the Holiday Inn project.

This has a lot of people wondering. KZ LLC (All Makes) owns the parking lot to the west, and J Development out of Council Bluffs owns the empty lot next west and the Hupmobile lot, which I haven't seen as sold yet. If Anant did buy them, I hope the TIF was for the Hupmobile renovation to ground floor retail and second floor condos, or for the office space for the HIX.
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Postby Brad » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:14 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Might need a thread split?


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Re: Humpmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:53 am

Might also need a thread title correction. I'd hate for folks to get the wrong impression from the "Humpmobile" :lol:
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Re: Humpmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Omababe » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:34 am

MadMartin8 wrote:Might also need a thread title correction. I'd hate for folks to get the wrong impression from the "Humpmobile" :lol:


I think it's correctly spelled "Hupmobile"

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Postby nativeomahan » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:37 am

Yes, but "humpmobile" brings back fond memories. :banana:

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Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:50 am

nativeomahan wrote:Yes, but "humpmobile" brings back fond memories. :banana:


Agreed! :fruit:
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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Coyote » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:23 am

Well, whatever these plans are, they were approved by the Planning Board yesterday.
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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:02 am

Coyote wrote:Well, whatever these plans are, they were approved by the Planning Board yesterday.


100 room hotel. Hupmobile getting 8 apartments with ground floor office. $4 million in TIF.

Lots more info/site plans/renderings here:
http://cityclerk.cityofomaha.org/images/agenda/ID_16_08_30w/Planning_Misc/1217.pdf

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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Athomsfere » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:11 am

iamjacobm wrote:
Coyote wrote:Well, whatever these plans are, they were approved by the Planning Board yesterday.


100 room hotel. Hupmobile getting 8 apartments with ground floor office. $4 million in TIF.

Lots more info/site plans/renderings here:
http://cityclerk.cityofomaha.org/images/agenda/ID_16_08_30w/Planning_Misc/1217.pdf


Parking, 1 floor retail, 1 floor apartments (market rate) and 6 floors for the hotel.

Let's just hope these 100+ parking stalls are hidden. I highly doubt a garage for that few spaces.

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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:42 am

Here is the rendering from the planning docs:

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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:31 am

It's a nice project for the area, definitely a nicer building than the other downtown Holiday Inn. I think they could have used more matching materials, but I'll take it over an abandoned gas station and field of weeds.
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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby OmahaJaysCU » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:31 am

He site plan on page 29 shows retail on the hard corner and the parking tucked behind the building on the south side. Good for the neighborhood.

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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Coyote » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:11 am

Anant moving their headquarters to the ground floor Hupmobile...
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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:12 pm

Solid addition. Really stretching the urban footprint.

I am really interested to see this retail around 24th and Farnam and how it plays out. Quite a few retail bays being installed with not a ton of daytime workers or permanent residents in the area yet.

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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Taco » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:48 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
Coyote wrote:Well, whatever these plans are, they were approved by the Planning Board yesterday.


100 room hotel. Hupmobile getting 8 apartments with ground floor office. $4 million in TIF.

Lots more info/site plans/renderings here:
http://cityclerk.cityofomaha.org/images/agenda/ID_16_08_30w/Planning_Misc/1217.pdf


How/where do you find these documents?

Also, despite my initial skepticism, I like this project. That convenience store is truly awful and it is rare to find a group willing to rehab such a contaminated location. The streetscape improvements and ground floor retail are really impressive as well.
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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:52 pm

Taco wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:
Coyote wrote:Well, whatever these plans are, they were approved by the Planning Board yesterday.


100 room hotel. Hupmobile getting 8 apartments with ground floor office. $4 million in TIF.

Lots more info/site plans/renderings here:
http://cityclerk.cityofomaha.org/images/agenda/ID_16_08_30w/Planning_Misc/1217.pdf


How/where do you find these documents?


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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby daveoma » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:19 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Solid addition. Really stretching the urban footprint.

I am really interested to see this retail around 24th and Farnam and how it plays out. Quite a few retail bays being installed with not a ton of daytime workers or permanent residents in the area yet.

Maybe they'll get business from the apartments nearby...the highline is just down the street. Hopefully that's enough. I suspect this development will encourage others to build in the area.

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Postby aaaron » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:15 pm

We lived in the Highline for its first two years. The lack of this kind of development is one of the reasons we left the area. There's a great study of the area as part of that document which highlights the problems. Tons of open lots, very little vegetation, low-rate commercial stuff (with the exception of International Cafe, which is great).

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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Coyote » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:38 pm

As I posted earlier, that is why Anant is trying to buy up as much property in this pseudo district. They realize there are few amenities for their clientele, so they want to make sure they can do all that they can to provide this.
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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Coyote » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:05 pm

$4M in TIF being requested this Wednesday.
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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby ShaneofCal » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:31 pm

This is a great article on what is happening in the area:

http://www.omaha.com/money/bringing-lif ... 77564.html

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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby Joe_Sovereign » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:23 am

ShaneofCal wrote:This is a great article on what is happening in the area:

http://www.omaha.com/money/bringing-lif ... 77564.html


Interesting EVEN Hotel

"Each individual suite is equipped with its own spin cycle, exercise cork floor and built-in workout pole for resistance bands."

1) How cool is it that every suite has it's own workout area?
2) How cool is it that every suite has it's own stripper pole, sorry workout pole :;): :;): ?

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Re: Hupmobile & Holiday Inn Express (24 & Farnam)

Postby GetUrban » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:24 pm

Joe_Sovereign wrote:
ShaneofCal wrote:This is a great article on what is happening in the area:

http://www.omaha.com/money/bringing-lif ... 77564.html


Interesting EVEN Hotel

"Each individual suite is equipped with its own spin cycle, exercise cork floor and built-in workout pole for resistance bands."


2) How cool is it that every suite has it's own stripper pole, sorry workout pole :;): :;): ?


...possibly a nod to the neighborhood's not-so-distant past? Great project nonetheless!
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Postby Coyote » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:45 pm

Coyote wrote:$4M in TIF being requested this Wednesday.


And 4 months later it is again before the City Council.
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Holiday Inn Express coming soon sign has gone up. Progress!
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Postby jjjjhskr » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:59 pm

They've torn down the structure on the sw corner of 24th and Farnam and have started digging to build the new Holiday Inn Express on 24th and Farnam. Farnam is really hopping!
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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:08 am

Glad to see this is moving forward. I drove through there a few weeks ago and nothing had changed, but this is welcome news.

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Postby Brad » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:52 am

already looks better!
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