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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:41 am

iamjacobm wrote:How much would that garage even be seen above the elevation change? That is a massive hill.

I think for the few houses on the north end of 66th St before it reaches Pacific, they are going to lose their view of the trees and the grass lot. However, I am sure that the garage will include some landscaping as well. Unless the property owners want to purchase the land from UNO, I doubt their say means anything at this point.

I think the garage and student housing being close to 67th St will be great for the area. It will make it even more pedestrian friendly.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby Brad » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:43 am

After watching that video and seeing the power lines in the Video and Rendering, I don't think its going to be that close to their house.
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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby hatwate » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:33 am

Happened to be reading the lastest post and news of the UNO arena naming 'Baxter Arena' came in as a breaking news item: http://www.omaha.com/uno/hockey/uno-s-n ... 6c769.html

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Postby Brad » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:36 am

hatwate wrote:Happened to be reading the lastest post and news of the UNO arena naming 'Baxter Arena' came in as a breaking news item: http://www.omaha.com/uno/hockey/uno-s-n ... 6c769.html


Not really breaking to eomahaforums readers... viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13598&start=320
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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby hatwate » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:43 am

I didn't get any notifications from that topic. I thought I was on it but will re-subscribe.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby GetUrban » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:01 am

Wow, that garage will be quite a substantial addition to the area. Glad to see the density of AK Village and UNO continue to increase and the emphasis taken away from surface parking. Too bad for the neighbors, but nobody has a guarantee there won't ever be changes or development to adjacent properties, unless they buy the air rights or property itself, or negotiate easements.
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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby Seth » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:17 pm

The new apartments and parking garage look like a good fit to the neighborhood. If you tried to keep every neighbor happy next to every project, you'd rarely build anything.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:32 pm

Some of the details:

434 beds, 330 suite style 104 "traditional"
Net gain of 661 parking stalls off street and 8 on street
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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:11 pm

This is a good deal all around. UNO needs parking. The hillside will serve to conceal the garage from the east side. Plus the garage isn't half bad in design, and is going up in an area not being utilized for anything right now. And the new dorm building looks nice. It will fit in well with the surrounding buildings. And it will add vibrancy to the entire Aksarben Village area.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby daveoma » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:01 pm

Solar panels on a parking garage? Yes please!

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:37 am

Always a little late for the World Herald:

UNO plans $67 million in new housing and campus parking

The University of Nebraska at Omaha plans to add housing for 434 students and erect a 1,265-stall parking garage on its Pacific Street campus.
The projects will increase UNO’s on-campus student housing capacity to more than 2,500, continuing its transformation from a commuter campus into one that is more residential.

The plans have yet to go before the NU Board of Regents for approval. That could happen June 12.
The student residences and academic center would cost about $32 million, and the parking garage about $35 million, said Bill Conley, UNO’s vice chancellor for business and finance.

He said the university hopes to have the student housing completed and open by August 2017. The parking garage should be done before then, Conley said.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby MadMartin8 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:07 pm

Good news for UNO there. How many housing units will they have on campus after this is done, anyone know?
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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:54 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:Good news for UNO there. How many housing units will they have on campus after this is done, anyone know?


Check the second sentence of the quote.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby MadMartin8 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:24 am

iamjacobm wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:Good news for UNO there. How many housing units will they have on campus after this is done, anyone know?


Check the second sentence of the quote.


Whoops! Haha. Thanks.
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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:49 pm

Sprucing up the area around the bell tower.

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Postby mcarch » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:26 pm

iamjacobm wrote:How much would that garage even be seen above the elevation change? That is a massive hill.


My response to the residents, is WHO CARES! Look at those Power Lines! Those hurt property values more than the parking garage that they'll barely see. That hill is massive.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby U R my Helix » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:16 pm

In answer to the question about the number of “UNITS” on the UNO students on Campus:

First the universities like to give numbers in terms of “students” rather than “housing units”. This can make the totals rather challenging to find as they are often misquoted as Units rather than Students leading to inflated totals.

This is my count for both campuses at UNO in terms of both Students and Units. I hope I got it correct.


The proposed addition at 6450 Pine St calls for adding about 108 units serving 434 Students.

The Multifamily map is getting quite large and takes time to load it is at https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing
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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby daveoma » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:26 pm

Thank you for the numbers!

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby MTO » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:20 pm

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:35 pm

TIF for the new student housing in front of the planning board.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby Stargazer » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:32 pm

The apartment style housing is great, but they really should put in a couple of highrise, traditional dorms, start fully shedding the commuter campus image.

My son is moving from University Village to Scott Village this year. He did get into Scott Hall, but then decided he'd rather cook food himself, save some money (about $3000/yr extra for the unlimited dining which accompanies Scott Hall).

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby daveoma » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:04 pm

Stargazer wrote:The apartment style housing is great, but they really should put in a couple of highrise, traditional dorms, start fully shedding the commuter campus image.

My son is moving from University Village to Scott Village this year. He did get into Scott Hall, but then decided he'd rather cook food himself, save some money (about $3000/yr extra for the unlimited dining which accompanies Scott Hall).

I'm glad to hear your son could save some money. I lived on campus in 1999 and it's interesting to me that they cost of food hasn't changed much..I think it was $2,500 back then.

I agree that UNO would benefit from a couple high rises but I think the apartment style dorm is here to stay. I can't imagine why anyone would sacrifice their privacy to stay in a traditional dorm.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:10 am

Just saw an article about on campus housing at the University of Iowa, which has over 31,000 students. They just opened their first new residence hall in nearly 50 years and can now house 6,545. With UNO having space for 2,606 after the new building is complete, I think they aren't that far off, especially considering UNO is more of a commuter campus.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby blueblood » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:27 am

Small point but Is UNO still a commuter campus? I vote no.

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Postby MTO » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:05 am

skinzfan23 wrote:Just saw an article about on campus housing at the University of Iowa, which has over 31,000 students. They just opened their first new residence hall in nearly 50 years and can now house 6,545. With UNO having space for 2,606 after the new building is complete, I think they aren't that far off, especially considering UNO is more of a commuter campus.



If UNO succeeded I'd bet they could grow to 30k easy.
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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby Taco » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:10 pm

UNO is still definitely a commuter campus. The vast majority of students live off campus. Unlike Iowa, UNL and others, there is very little affordable housing within walkable distance to campus so students must live farther away and drive. Just look at how much of their campus is composed of parking lots and how parking is still a huge issue to students.

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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:34 pm

I went to UNO about 4 years ago, and out of the people I knew, I would say about 7/10 were commuters, including myself. Parking was absolutely ridiculous there. You would pay 90$/semester and still wouldn't have a guaranteed promise of parking availability.
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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:33 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Just saw an article about on campus housing at the University of Iowa, which has over 31,000 students. They just opened their first new residence hall in nearly 50 years and can now house 6,545. With UNO having space for 2,606 after the new building is complete, I think they aren't that far off, especially considering UNO is more of a commuter campus.


The University of Iowa is opening two new dorms one this year for 500 students and one opening in 2 years for 2000 students. Both are traditional dorms and not apartment style housing although the new dorms have pods of rooms that share private bathrooms.

Peterson Hall housing 500 students
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Postby Garrett » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:36 pm

Personally I preferred the traditional style to what I saw of the suite style or apartment style options. There is a lot stronger social aspect in community style dorms.
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Postby mcarch » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:59 pm

Garrett wrote:Personally I preferred the traditional style to what I saw of the suite style or apartment style options. There is a lot stronger social aspect in community style dorms.


Even though I never liked the traditional style dorms, I do agree that there is a stronger social aspect.

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Postby iamjacobm » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:28 am

I didn't know they put new seats in at Caniglia.

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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby skinzfan23 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:17 am

Those look nice. (no longer red anymore)

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Postby Brad » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:36 am

Those do look good! The "Out of bounds" area on the new volleyball court is black as well. I think they have eliminated just about all the red from the Athletic department.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:07 pm

Brad wrote:Those do look good! The "Out of bounds" area on the new volleyball court is black as well. I think they have eliminated just about all the red from the Athletic department.

Does that mean the budget as well?

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Postby Brad » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:28 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
Brad wrote:Those do look good! The "Out of bounds" area on the new volleyball court is black as well. I think they have eliminated just about all the red from the Athletic department.

Does that mean the budget as well?


I can't remember for sure, but I believe they were back in the black for a year or two, but then they spent some money this year finishing the D1 conversion.
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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:51 pm

Sounds like the dorms proposed for the site of the old bleachers is actually in the pipeline. Those would e a cool place to have with some balconies overlooking the field.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:28 pm

I haven't been to UNO's soccer stadium since they got rid of the football program. I wonder if those sideline covers (similar to bus stops) are permanent.
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Postby Seth » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:22 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:I wonder if those sideline covers (similar to bus stops) are permanent.


They do look pretty comical!

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Postby Brad » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:28 pm

Seth wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:I wonder if those sideline covers (similar to bus stops) are permanent.


They do look pretty comical!


Quick search on google, "soccer bench shelters" look fairly common. Quality looks all over the map, looks like UNO has a nice shelters. Looks like they have portable shelters (tents) that you can get for your team and take to your local field...

Seems odd, but I guess its no different than a dugout.
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Re: UNO Campus Update

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 am

NU enrollment grows about 1%, but officials say there's still work to do

Enrollment in the University of Nebraska system grew by about 500 students to 51,323 this year. The Omaha campus saw the biggest gain year over year, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the biggest it has ever been. UNO grew by about 2 percent, with particularly strong growth in the freshman class at 8.6 percent. Overall, UNO grew by 299 students. UNL hit an all-time high enrollment at 25,260. UNO, which enrolled 15,526 students this fall, is aiming to reach 20,000 students by 2020.


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