The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:08 am

Here are the renderings from the paper:
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Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:50 pm

darn, that's pretty neat.
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Re: The Breakers Apartments - Old Power Plant

Postby Greg S » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:56 pm

$40 million for 214 units. Doesn't that seem high? I wonder how long it takes for the developer to even break even.

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Postby Garrett » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:11 pm

Greg S wrote:$40 million for 214 units. Doesn't that seem high? I wonder how long it takes for the developer to even break even.

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With something like this that's not surprising. A gut of what is there, then installation of infrastructure. It's essentially a demolition and construction all in one.
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Views look Amazing!
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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:34 pm

Greg S wrote:$40 million for 214 units. Doesn't that seem high? I wonder how long it takes for the developer to even break even.

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:57 pm

Greg S wrote:$40 million for 214 units. Doesn't that seem high? I wonder how long it takes for the developer to even break even.

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Whenever their TIF request hits the CC agenda there will be a more detailed financial breakdown.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:03 pm

Brad wrote:Views look Amazing!

They are but they would be better if all those parking lots and garages in the background were gone.

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Postby Varsity » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:45 pm

This is Omaha. Parking lots and garages are what we do best.

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Postby Seth » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:13 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
Brad wrote:Views look Amazing!

They are but they would be better if all those parking lots and garages in the background were gone.


Agreed. I think there's good potential to tie in to the Little Italy neighborhood, but long-term, this would become an even more desirable area if the surface lots to the west had some infill developments built on them.

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Windows are going in on the lower floors facing west

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Postby nativeomahan » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:19 am

I am totally pumped by this development getting off the ground. This has the potential to unlock this part of the riverfront. Wonderful news for the city of Omaha.

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Was that taken from 10th Street?
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MTO wrote:Was that taken from 10th Street?


Yes, from the 10th St Viaduct.
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Postby swgiust » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:40 am

This is where they should of put the pedestrian bridge.

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Postby GetUrban » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:45 pm

That would be a good location for a second ped bridge, but not in lieu of the current location. The current area will keep filling in nicely with the new development happening in CB, and hopefully something replacing Ricks/Storz soon. There have been some missed opportunities in the area though for more dense development.

I suppose the CB Dodge Park golf course area could open up for development too eventually, especially if they raised the elevation on the dry side of the levy. Might be able to justify a second bridge if that happens. That would make a nice little loop in the trail system.
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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:42 pm

GetUrban wrote:That would be a good location for a second ped bridge, but not in lieu of the current location. The current area will keep filling in nicely with the new development happening in CB, and hopefully something replacing Ricks/Storz soon. There have been some missed opportunities in the area though for more dense development.

I suppose the CB Dodge Park golf course area could open up for development too eventually, especially if they raised the elevation on the dry side of the levy. Might be able to justify a second bridge if that happens. That would make a nice little loop in the trail system.


I agree with the second ped bridge in this location something a little more utilitarian then the Porkbarrel bridge.

On the Iowa side there is more than enough room for additional development in the Harrah's Parking lots without destroying the Dodge Park Golf Course.

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Postby MTO » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:44 pm

Pretty sure the Iowa side would have no problem finding funding for something like that. Maybe a dozen studies could be commissioned to look at a grand vision for this area up to ConAgra and east to Iowa with that ped bridge tying it all together.
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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:00 am

MTO wrote:Pretty sure the Iowa side would have no problem finding funding for something like that. Maybe a dozen studies could be commissioned to look at a grand vision for this area up to ConAgra and east to Iowa with that ped bridge tying it all together.


We should form a firm so we could get a six figure grant from the city for our Microsoft paint renderings and development ideas.

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Postby GetUrban » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:05 pm

Joe_Sovereign wrote:
GetUrban wrote:That would be a good location for a second ped bridge, but not in lieu of the current location. The current area will keep filling in nicely with the new development happening in CB, and hopefully something replacing Ricks/Storz soon. There have been some missed opportunities in the area though for more dense development.

I suppose the CB Dodge Park golf course area could open up for development too eventually, especially if they raised the elevation on the dry side of the levy. Might be able to justify a second bridge if that happens. That would make a nice little loop in the trail system.


I agree with the second ped bridge in this location something a little more utilitarian then the Porkbarrel bridge.

On the Iowa side there is more than enough room for additional development in the Harrah's Parking lots without destroying the Dodge Park Golf Course.


I'd rather see the second bridge be at least as iconic as the Bob Kerrey Bridge...why not add another thing to our riverfront that most Nebraskans and Iowans can be proud of? Pay for it with voluntary specially designated lottery funds....after seeing how much money people are dropping for a chance on ever-increasing jackpots with nearly impossible odds of winning, it's not really much to ask for another $22 million or $50 million for another icon.

I like playing at Dodge park Golf course, but wouldn't it be great to see more of an urban riverfront interspersed with a few green spaces?
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Postby Professor Woland » Sat May 07, 2016 9:05 pm

If one were to swim out past this project could they watch the world die?

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Postby MadMartin8 » Sat May 07, 2016 9:28 pm

Professor Woland wrote:If one were to swim out past this project could they watch the world die?


Oh my god I have thought this every time I see this thread. :lol:
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Postby iamjacobm » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:46 am

http://www.ketv.com/news/nustyle-development-bringing-new-style-to-longvacant-jones-street-station/40839978

NuStyle Development is building a lot from scratch inside the walls. The original boiler area opens in January, and the turbine space opens in June.

An atrium in that long building facing the river will feature a crane from the building's past.

NuStyle Development staff say they'd watched the property for more than a decade, considering what they could bring to a project there.

"It was one of those things we just finally said, 'It's kind of time to clean it up, and there's more talk of people getting back to the river with the parks and the trailways,'" Heistand said.

Heistand said, despite several recent projects in midtown and the downtown core, rental demand downtown stays strong.

"Every year I saw, OK, we're going to head into a slow time but we're still at 98, 99 percent on our properties," Heistand said.

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Postby OmaLinc » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:14 am

About as close as you can get without climbing barbed wire.

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Postby bgjohnsen » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:31 am

Hope you all enjoy these photos. This project is going to be amazing when it is all done.
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One more - Turbine Hall
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Thanks for posting those pics be bgjohnsen! and welcome tp eOmahaForums.
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Even better views than I thought!
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More pictures - Enjoy
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Postby bgjohnsen » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:06 pm

This is where the atrium is going. It will have a water feature, landscaping, and old crane.
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:08 pm

Amazingly unique project. Thanks for the interior shots!

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Postby daveoma » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:34 pm

Wow that looks awesome! :-)

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Postby Brad » Sun May 07, 2017 10:44 am

This project is coming along nicely. I don't have any plans of moving back to an apartment, but if I did, I would seriously consider this place. Here is a photo from this morning:

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Postby Brad » Sun May 07, 2017 11:32 pm

I went back this evening to catch the Nebraska Side. Look at that sign!

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