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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby daveoma » Sun May 01, 2016 5:45 pm

It would be interesting to know the traffic capacity of center & 72nd street in that area. I know that 72nd street southbound approaching the interstate is usually backed up sitting evening rush hour.

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Postby Coyote » Sun May 01, 2016 7:05 pm

daveoma wrote:It would be interesting to know the traffic capacity of center & 72nd street in that area. I know that 72nd street southbound approaching the interstate is usually backed up sitting evening rush hour.

When the city had reps at a Baxter Arena meeting, they seemed to be happy with their ability to handle the traffic of a large concert...
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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby choke » Sun May 01, 2016 8:11 pm

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choke wrote:You know this is happening


That is the most worthless map. No street names or north arrow. Where is that site within Aksarben village?


Sorry about that. I believe that would be the infamous "Zone 6."


Yes, that would be the former Waitt Plaza, Zone 6 schematic I made a few years ago to show what was being planned for that plot. Anything goes right now, save that it will have an 8-10 story building and a 1000+ car parking garage.

Now if HDR becomes the main tenant on the former Waitt Plaza, the height of the building will be in question.


That's a good point. Perhaps this wouldn't be feasible.

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby hatwate » Mon May 02, 2016 4:10 pm

They have been putting in the supports/piers for the new UNO dorm at 67th & Pine for a couple of weeks.

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby hatwate » Fri May 06, 2016 10:34 am

A big green Boyd Jones Construction storage trailer(?) has been moved onto the block known as Zone 6. It is at the East end near the temporary parking lot. They must be going to start work over there. Now y'all just have to figure out what. CORRECTION: It is a Byrne & Jones trailer. I was given bad info. Here is their website so you can figure out what they may be doing: http://www.byrneandjones.com/
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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby Coyote » Fri May 06, 2016 11:32 am

hatwate wrote:A big green Boyd Jones Construction storage trailer(?) has been moved onto the block known as Zone 6. It is at the East end near the temporary parking lot. They must be going to start work over there. Now y'all just have to figure out what.

You sure that is not for the Condos?
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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby hatwate » Fri May 06, 2016 11:43 am

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hatwate wrote:A big green Boyd Jones Construction storage trailer(?) has been moved onto the block known as Zone 6. It is at the East end near the temporary parking lot. They must be going to start work over there. Now y'all just have to figure out what.

You sure that is not for the Condos?


Assuming by condos you mean the other apartment building that is supposed to go in S of the new Cue building under construction at 64th Ave & Frances, I am reasonably sure that it isn't. I would think those would be built by the same company that is doing the Cue bldg as both buildings were always described as part of the same development and its construction office is still in place (not Boyd Jones). Also, I believe Boyd Jones probably wouldn't be involved in something as small as that building will be. Finally, it is quite aways from that piece of land.

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby hatwate » Fri May 06, 2016 11:50 am

BTW, the rental information site is up for the Cue apartments with exterior pictures of the building: https://www.abodo.com/omaha-ne/2110-64th-ave. Not sure they are going to make the 7/1/16 availability date though.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 06, 2016 12:03 pm

hatwate wrote:BTW, the rental information site is up for the Cue apartments with exterior pictures of the building: https://www.abodo.com/omaha-ne/2110-64th-ave. Not sure they are going to make the 7/1/16 availability date though.

Wow, those prices are pretty high for the small size.

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GreenPlains

Postby MSizlack » Fri May 06, 2016 2:19 pm

Is GreenPlains building a small parking garage to the East of their new building? It looks like they are drilling footings for something.

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Postby Coyote » Fri May 06, 2016 4:00 pm

MSizlack wrote:Is GreenPlains building a small parking garage to the East of their new building? It looks like they are drilling footings for something.


Yes, they are starting on their garage, it was cheaper than adding an extra floor to Tetrad's garage that BCBS and Gordmans uses. It should be finished by mid September, before the Green Plains building is ready...
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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby hatwate » Fri May 06, 2016 4:29 pm

My post earlier today about a Boyd Jones trailer on Zone 6 was wrong. It is a BYRNE Jones trailer. Sorry, I didn't catch this in time to delete the original post. They have to do with concrete, asphalt, and soil stabilization: http://www.byrneandjones.com/

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby daveoma » Sat May 07, 2016 12:59 am

skinzfan23 wrote:
hatwate wrote:BTW, the rental information site is up for the Cue apartments with exterior pictures of the building: https://www.abodo.com/omaha-ne/2110-64th-ave. Not sure they are going to make the 7/1/16 availability date though.

Wow, those prices are pretty high for the small size.

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Studio 1 Bath $830 418 ft2 July 1st, 2016
1 Bed 1 Bath $1,040 622 ft2 July 1st, 2016
1 Bed 1 Bath $1,050 682 ft2 July 1st, 2016
2 Beds 2 Baths $1,250 926 ft2 July 1st, 2016


I agree but they might get away with it if they market it as literally in the middle of Aksarben.

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Re: GreenPlains

Postby Ben » Mon May 09, 2016 7:58 am

Coyote wrote:
MSizlack wrote:Is GreenPlains building a small parking garage to the East of their new building? It looks like they are drilling footings for something.


Yes, they are starting on their garage, it was cheaper than adding an extra floor to Tetrad's garage that BCBS and Gordmans uses. It should be finished by mid September, before the Green Plains building is ready...


My understanding from talking to a buddy that works for Green Plains is that somehow the 2 garages will be connected... I think GP employees may have to drive through the BCBS garage to get to their spots. Something about not easy enough access to their garage from the street, as it wasn't in the original site plan.

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Re: GreenPlains

Postby Coyote » Mon May 09, 2016 9:37 am

Ben wrote:
Coyote wrote:
MSizlack wrote:Is GreenPlains building a small parking garage to the East of their new building? It looks like they are drilling footings for something.


Yes, they are starting on their garage, it was cheaper than adding an extra floor to Tetrad's garage that BCBS and Gordmans uses. It should be finished by mid September, before the Green Plains building is ready...


My understanding from talking to a buddy that works for Green Plains is that somehow the 2 garages will be connected... I think GP employees may have to drive through the BCBS garage to get to their spots. Something about not easy enough access to their garage from the street, as it wasn't in the original site plan.


From my understanding yes, there will be a connection on the second level with Tetrad's garage, they will have to enter on the NW entrance, go up a level, swing around to the north... otherwise enter on the south entrance, go up a level and their entrance will be on the left...
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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue May 10, 2016 8:09 am

Coyote wrote:The Gordman's Building will soon be getting the second Eat, Fit, Go in the Omaha market.

From the World Herald:
Ready-to-eat meal supplier Eat Fit Go will open a second retail location this weekend at Aksarben Village.

Additional stores are slated to open in about three months at 149th Street and West Maple Road and later this year at 14th and Farnam Streets downtown, co-owner Sam Vakhidov said.


I am assuming the one @ 14th and Farnam is going to be next to the Tap House in the Paxton building. Can anyone confirm?

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby Coyote » Mon May 23, 2016 7:38 pm

Seen yesterday, east of the Pac Life Building.

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Postby guy4omaha » Mon May 23, 2016 7:59 pm

Freshii opened today in base of PacLife bldg.
My son got a 27 on his ACT. No this score is not as high as what Jeff's son achieved. But one has to remember the paternal gene-pool my son has to overcome. On a PGPAB [Paternal Gene-Pool Adjusted Basis], my son's score is a 37 and Jeff's son's PGPAB ACT score is 19.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 23, 2016 9:25 pm

Coyote wrote:Seen yesterday, east of the Pac Life Building.

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So I take it that they are abandoning the old UP site for the "sandlot". Someone remind me what they do the sandlot for and why they keep bringing it back each year.

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Postby nativeomahan » Tue May 24, 2016 7:15 am

Makes no sense to me.
Now, if they would put sand volleyball courts in this area it could be a real attraction!

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Tue May 24, 2016 8:39 am

skinzfan23 wrote:
Coyote wrote:Seen yesterday, east of the Pac Life Building.

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So I take it that they are abandoning the old UP site for the "sandlot". Someone remind me what they do the sandlot for and why they keep bringing it back each year.

Well the image posted above says #CWSSandlot (College World Series) and The Sandlot is a kids baseball movie.

Here is the website from their Twitter : http://bozell.com/work/cws-sandlot

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby hatwate » Thu May 26, 2016 12:42 pm

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:
Coyote wrote:Seen yesterday, east of the Pac Life Building.

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So I take it that they are abandoning the old UP site for the "sandlot". Someone remind me what they do the sandlot for and why they keep bringing it back each year.

Well the image posted above says #CWSSandlot (College World Series) and The Sandlot is a kids baseball movie.

Here is the website from their Twitter : http://bozell.com/work/cws-sandlot

AV confirmed this is the one from downtown. Not sure why, unless PacLife or some other AV company is paying for it.

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby iamjacobm » Thu May 26, 2016 12:43 pm

hatwate wrote:
Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:
Coyote wrote:Seen yesterday, east of the Pac Life Building.

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So I take it that they are abandoning the old UP site for the "sandlot". Someone remind me what they do the sandlot for and why they keep bringing it back each year.

Well the image posted above says #CWSSandlot (College World Series) and The Sandlot is a kids baseball movie.

Here is the website from their Twitter : http://bozell.com/work/cws-sandlot

AV confirmed this is the one from downtown. Not sure why, unless PacLife or some other AV company is paying for it.


Obviously means Lanoha is breaking ground next week :;): .

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Postby MTO » Thu May 26, 2016 1:36 pm

But weren't they out earlier this year surveying the Lanoha lot for the sandlot?
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu May 26, 2016 2:36 pm

MTO wrote:But weren't they out earlier this year surveying the Lanoha lot for the sandlot?

I thought that was the lot south of the movie theater and east of paclife.

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Postby Linkin5 » Thu May 26, 2016 4:08 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:
MTO wrote:But weren't they out earlier this year surveying the Lanoha lot for the sandlot?

I thought that was the lot south of the movie theater and east of paclife.


That is correct.

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Postby yard salad » Fri May 27, 2016 9:40 am

MTO wrote:But weren't they out earlier this year surveying the Lanoha lot for the sandlot?


Earlier this year someone did some surveying on the old UP lot. They put down a pink stake in the middle of the lot and haven't been back.

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Postby MTO » Fri May 27, 2016 10:24 am

yard salad wrote:
MTO wrote:But weren't they out earlier this year surveying the Lanoha lot for the sandlot?


Earlier this year someone did some surveying on the old UP lot. They put down a pink stake in the middle of the lot and haven't been back.


I was just interjecting that for fun and added curiosity.
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Postby hatwate » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:00 pm

Does anyone know why the hotel at Frances and Aksarben Drive (just south of BCBS) hasn't been started? As I recall they were supposed to have a ground breaking in May.

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Postby Coyote » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:38 pm

hatwate wrote:Does anyone know why the hotel at Frances and Aksarben Drive (just south of BCBS) hasn't been started? As I recall they were supposed to have a ground breaking in May.



On March 8th I posted this:

Coyote wrote:I noticed there were Olsson surveyors on the Hilton site, so I approached them asking what was going on. It appears that there was a problem. Either they had initially surveyed the property incorrectly, or, the garage was built across property lines. Oops. They still believed ground breaking would be in May.


If it was true that the property lines were surveyed wrong, they may hav had to redesign... Not saying this is what Is happening but it could explain the delay.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:50 pm

I was going to ask about the hotel today too. Hopefully they can have a groundbreaking soon.

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Postby hatwate » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:44 pm

Coyote wrote:
hatwate wrote:Does anyone know why the hotel at Frances and Aksarben Drive (just south of BCBS) hasn't been started? As I recall they were supposed to have a ground breaking in May.



On March 8th I posted this:

Coyote wrote:I noticed there were Olsson surveyors on the Hilton site, so I approached them asking what was going on. It appears that there was a problem. Either they had initially surveyed the property incorrectly, or, the garage was built across property lines. Oops. They still believed ground breaking would be in May.


If it was true that the property lines were surveyed wrong, they may hav had to redesign... Not saying this is what Is happening but it could explain the delay.

I couldn't find a building permit for this. There was some kind of application for rezoning that is closed and another having to do with flood plain development that is pending but that was it.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:25 pm

hatwate wrote:I couldn't find a building permit for this. There was some kind of application for rezoning that is closed and another having to do with flood plain development that is pending but that was it.



I heard it was pushed back to the Fall.
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Is that garage connected to the big BCBS garage?
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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby Ben » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:40 am

Brad wrote:Is that garage connected to the big BCBS garage?


If it isn't yet, it will be... Friends that work for Green Plains say that they will have to enter through BCBS to get to their garage.

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Postby Coyote » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:08 pm

Brad wrote:Is that garage connected to the big BCBS garage?


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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:35 pm

Probably going to upset off all the DT or bust folks...

A/V is going to have an incredibly impressive collection of major players. BCBS, HDR, PacLife, Gordman's, DLR ect. Huge asset for UNO, Aksarben area/east O and Omaha at large.

The events, the jobs, the education aspect, the concept that is different from other job centers in the city. This is a huge success and should be a model for other large brownfield sites in Omaha and cities across the nation.

What is good for A/V is actually good for DT too. You can live DT and work in A/V with a decent commute, I have multiple friends that have bought their starter homes in the Aksarben area that work for UP. These multiple new urban areas like A/V and MTC are attracting people to the east side of the city onto our existing infrastructure and is a positive for the Big O.

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Re: Official: Aksarben Village

Postby hatwate » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:54 pm

The Cue apartments at 64th Ave & Frances are open with residents moving in.

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