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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:56 am

Noticed this morning that BCBS building LED light's were pink this morning. Does anyone know if they change those similar to CLink?

Also noticed that Genesis Health installed their new sign yesterday.

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby Linkin5 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:11 am

skinzfan23 wrote:Noticed this morning that BCBS building LED light's were pink this morning. Does anyone know if they change those similar to CLink?

Also noticed that Genesis Health installed their new sign yesterday.


Tommorow is World cancer awareness day, might be associated to that.

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby Coyote » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:21 am

Linkin5 wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:Noticed this morning that BCBS building LED light's were pink this morning. Does anyone know if they change those similar to CLink?

Also noticed that Genesis Health installed their new sign yesterday.


Tommorow is World cancer awareness day, might be associated to that.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:26 am

BTW BCBS's LED ribbon can go Blue, Red, Green and Orange. It also has a program for 'Sparkle' but it is not installed.
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Postby Coyote » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:35 am

Also - This is the first time in the 6 year history of the building that BCBS has actually used a different LED color - because it is too hard to maintain.
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Postby MTO » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:48 am

Coyote wrote:BTW BCBS's LED ribbon can go Blue, Red, Green and Orange. It also has a program for 'Sparkle' but it is not installed.


Well isn't that faaabulouuuuus. Can it go UNTS UNTS UNTS?
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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:55 am

Coyote wrote:Also - This is the first time in the 6 year history of the building that BCBS has actually used a different LED color - because it is too hard to maintain.

too hard to maintain. What do you mean by that?

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:22 am

Coyote wrote:Also - This is the first time in the 6 year history of the building that BCBS has actually used a different LED color - because it is too hard to maintain.

Thats what I thought....I hadn't seen it any color except blue ever.

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Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
Coyote wrote:Also - This is the first time in the 6 year history of the building that BCBS has actually used a different LED color - because it is too hard to maintain.

too hard to maintain. What do you mean by that?

Cost.
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Coyote wrote:
Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
Coyote wrote:Also - This is the first time in the 6 year history of the building that BCBS has actually used a different LED color - because it is too hard to maintain.

too hard to maintain. What do you mean by that?

Cost.

Cost of what? I don't understand.

My company does some multi-color building lighting. The main cost is replacing the bulbs.

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:02 pm

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:Cost of what? I don't understand.

My company does some multi-color building lighting. The main cost is replacing the bulbs.


I sure don't see the "cost" being an issue either. If anything, I could see places using "Cost" as excuse so people don't expect them to turn it. My opinion is it boils down to branding. Places that have a color associated with their brand don't like to stray from that color very often.
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Postby Coyote » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:10 pm

That's what the Manager of the Facilities told me.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:24 am

Looks like the first steel of the Hilton Garden Inn went up in the past few days on the southwest section of the property.

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skinzfan23 wrote:Looks like the first steel of the Hilton Garden Inn went up in the past few days on the southwest section of the property.


Two Pieces!

Its amazing how big this property is when you see all the stuff on it.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 12, 2017 1:22 pm

More steel finally going up:

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri May 12, 2017 1:42 pm

I always forget this is going in back there. Great use of space, much better land use than the two along 67th.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 12, 2017 2:37 pm

iamjacobm wrote:I always forget this is going in back there. Great use of space, much better land use than the two along 67th.

I agree. The hotels on 67th look great from the street but if you go behind them there is a sea of parking for the hotels and UNO students. Hopefully some day in the future they will build a garage there and create a much better look and use.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue May 30, 2017 11:59 am

TIF for apartments along 64th on the backside of the HDR block before planning board.

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Postby hatwate » Tue May 30, 2017 12:59 pm

iamjacobm wrote:TIF for apartments along 64th on the backside of the HDR block before planning board.

64th Ave & Frances?

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Postby Coyote » Tue May 30, 2017 8:40 pm

hatwate wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:TIF for apartments along 64th on the backside of the HDR block before planning board.

64th Ave & Frances?

Zone 6 - 6460 Frances Street and 6465 Shirley Street.
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Postby Coyote » Tue May 30, 2017 9:03 pm

Ok, I have to admit I have been out of the loop on this, but from an earlier schematic I made, it looks like this may be two complexes like the CUE, set to hide the parking garage, I only can imagine that the apartments will be going here:

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:23 am

From the World Herald:

The Aksarben Village apartments will bracket the new HDR headquarters building. Alchemy Development LLC proposes two five-story buildings. They would comprise a total of about 100 apartments, with underground parking.

One apartment building will rise on the southwest corner of 64th Avenue and Shirley Street. The other will be built on the northwest corner of 64th Avenue and Frances Street. They will be a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, with monthly rents ranging from $775 to $1,500.

The buildings are expected to cost $15.8 million.

A short way southwest of Aksarben Village, the Centerline apartments are proposed for 70th and Oak Streets. Two five-story buildings will have 158 apartments, with rents ranging from an estimated $840 a month for the least expensive studio to $1,400 for the most expensive two-bedroom unit.

The site is complicated by the existence of four or five building foundations left from a previous development that failed, Bridget Hadley, a City of Omaha economic development planner, told the Planning Board. Abandoned many years ago, the foundations will have to be demolished before J Development can build the new apartments.

The project would cost an estimated $23.5 million.

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Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:56 am

What were the failed projects?
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Postby riceweb » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:39 pm

They have to be ancient. Those foundations have been visible from 72nd St for at least a decade.

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:22 pm

riceweb wrote:They have to be ancient. Those foundations have been visible from 72nd St for at least a decade.

No kidding!

RNcyanide wrote:What were the failed projects?

Crappy apartments

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Postby EricHaley » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:01 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:From the World Herald:

A short way southwest of Aksarben Village, the Centerline apartments are proposed for 70th and Oak Streets. Two five-story buildings will have 158 apartments, with rents ranging from an estimated $840 a month for the least expensive studio to $1,400 for the most expensive two-bedroom unit.

The site is complicated by the existence of four or five building foundations left from a previous development that failed, Bridget Hadley, a City of Omaha economic development planner, told the Planning Board. Abandoned many years ago, the foundations will have to be demolished before J Development can build the new apartments.


Is this the development just east of the NB 72nd to Center ramp? If so, I was just recently driving by there and recalled the foundations of failure, wondering what happened since the foundations are now almost completely hidden, yet there's parking…

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Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:28 pm

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
riceweb wrote:They have to be ancient. Those foundations have been visible from 72nd St for at least a decade.

No kidding!

RNcyanide wrote:What were the failed projects?

Crappy apartments


Wow, I'm gonna have go look next time I go by that way.
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Postby daveoma » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:34 pm

RNcyanide wrote:
Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
riceweb wrote:They have to be ancient. Those foundations have been visible from 72nd St for at least a decade.

No kidding!

RNcyanide wrote:What were the failed projects?

Crappy apartments


Wow, I'm gonna have go look next time I go by that way.

If memory serves, they were being built by a developer from Minneapolis right before the crash. They were intended to be light commercial developments, and the building in my opinion looked like large suburban houses. Only one of the buildings were completed before work on the project halted. This was a casualty of the crash of 2008. Although there will be an increase in traffic, I think apartments will be a great fit for the area.

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Postby hatwate » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:42 pm

The Gold Mountain restaurant on Mercy just south of Pauli's is now open.

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 am

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
riceweb wrote:They have to be ancient. Those foundations have been visible from 72nd St for at least a decade.

No kidding!

RNcyanide wrote:What were the failed projects?

Crappy apartments


Hmmm, I guess I'm wrong. I used to drive by there every day around 2002-2003 when I worked in the Aksarben area. I could have sworn they were from those crappy apartments, but I guess that's not the case. In other news, the apartments were recently renovated and look decent on the inside.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:42 pm

Wood framing for the 2nd floor is going up on the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Postby NovakOmaha » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:06 pm

A friend from here was recently at an office in Aksarben Village for a presentation. We were chatting today about AV. He quizzed me on the development and why it looked like it was designed by a committee of blind people. I gave him the history, Aksarben, empty for years, early FDR and UNO buildings, etc. We both said the same thing. The land had a lot of potential for a planned unit development with design standards and a more cohesive design. He mentioned a similar situation in a city whose name just jumped right out of my brain. He was describing how much better that one came out. We did agree that it's a good thing that it got developed and is so far along though.

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