NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

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NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby asherballa » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:20 am

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/workspa ... 58d71.html

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North Downtown keeps on rolling. I'll be really excited (but keeping my fingers crossed) to see this come to fruition.

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:37 am

Looks great hope it happens.

Also lets kill that NEDO name right now.

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby Omababe » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:42 am

iamjacobm wrote:Also lets kill that NEDO name right now.


Yes, it should obviously be NEDAT.

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:24 pm

This has the makings of a fantastic addition to North Downtown :thumb: ...

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Postby MTO » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:36 pm

What a fantastic idea! and it would be relatively affordable to rehab and in fill that area. If they get the design standards set and build it out this would give us something to be proud of. The last time I was so excited about a project the old UP was being demolished.
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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby choke » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:35 pm

I say they level the whole area and let some big corporation develope it for their headquarters. And then when that company skips town, it can sit there and be up for lease until the day I die.

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby MTO » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:42 pm

choke wrote:I say they level the whole area and let some big corporation develope it for their headquarters. And then when that company skips town, it can sit there and be up for lease until the day I die.


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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:28 pm

MTO wrote:
choke wrote:I say they level the whole area and let some big corporation develope it for their headquarters. And then when that company skips town, it can sit there and be up for lease until the day I die.


That's a quarter in the tank

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby Erik » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:53 pm

I love this! This is a catalyst type of project.

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Postby Erik » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:42 pm

Oh but wait.. Omaha sucks because, you know, skyscrapers, prefab and such :sly:

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:16 am

I always feel pretty pessimistic about developments like this. We've been working on rejuvenating North Downtown for somewhere around a decade with moderate success and now we're going to add on a trades district roughly the same size? I like the idea but I think it'll be a very long time before it ends up resembling the picture in the paper.
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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby MTO » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:31 am

I'm rarely cynical but this one does seam a little to good for Omaha.
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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby GetUrban » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:04 am

The Hot Shops / Mastercraft Building areas have already been developing towards these types of uses over the last 10 years or so. As long as inexpensive industrial-type spaces are available and new ones are created, this will happen incrementally. It will be great to have the City Planning Dept. and Future Forward's support behind the type of development that was going to happen anyway, which will hopefully accelerate it, but not smother it by pricing spaces out of start-up business range.

Anyone find a link to the 67-page Conceptual Document mentioned in the OWH article? You'd think it would be made available somewhere.
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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:55 am

GetUrban wrote:The Hot Shops / Mastercraft Building areas have already been developing towards these types of uses over the last 10 years or so. As long as inexpensive industrial-type spaces are available and new ones are created, this will happen incrementally. It will be great to have the City Planning Dept. and Future Forward's support behind the type of development that was going to happen anyway, which will hopefully accelerate it, but not smother it by pricing spaces out of start-up business range.


For the doubters who want to throw a wet blanket on enthusiasm for this project (and I understand the reasoning as to why :) ).. what GetUrban has articulated here I believe is very, VERY accurate :thumb: ...

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby Garrett » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:58 am

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:I always feel pretty pessimistic about developments like this. We've been working on rejuvenating North Downtown for somewhere around a decade with moderate success and now we're going to add on a trades district roughly the same size? I like the idea but I think it'll be a very long time before it ends up resembling the picture in the paper.

I'll be more optimistic on this front. This isn't just some vague city made master plan; it has the backing of the Kiewit Foundation, which I assume also brings in the interests of the Kiewit Corporation itself. It'll be a while but I could see this as the beginning of a new Aksarben of sorts.
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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby OmahaJaysCU » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:58 pm

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:I always feel pretty pessimistic about developments like this. We've been working on rejuvenating North Downtown for somewhere around a decade with moderate success and now we're going to add on a trades district roughly the same size? I like the idea but I think it'll be a very long time before it ends up resembling the picture in the paper.

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby Joe_Sovereign » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:42 am

Can we just call this area the Arts and Trade District instead of the ridiculous NEDO?

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby byrdrules » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:50 am

"Residents of the Big O say NEDO is neat-O!"

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:41 pm

byrdrules wrote:"Residents of the Big O say NEDO is neat-O!"



Oh....oh no.... just...god no.
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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:37 pm

MCC is holding classes in the Midco building on N 11th Street currently.

https://mccneb.edu/Community-Business/Community-Programs/Continuing-Education/Omaha-Makerhood-District.aspx

Looks like they may be calling it the Omaha Makerhood District?

Anyways this looks like mostly fashion/upholstery focused right now. Will be interesting to see if they start adding wood working, metal work etc.

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Re: NEDO (North East Downtown Arts and Trades District)

Postby Erik » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:01 pm

That's very ambitious. I love the setup, the plan and utilizing a growing niche in the city.. Hopefully they are expecting it to be something to grow organically like the rest of the city's fashion industry has.


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