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Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby Coyote » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:29 pm

New Metro dorms home to 34 and a little mischief

Omaha World Herald wrote:Michaela Romano never considered living anywhere else.  The culinary arts program at Metropolitan Community College drew her to the school, but the on-campus housing was an added perk. Metro first offered on-campus housing last March and now has 34 students living in three buildings at the Fort Omaha campus, 30th and Fort Streets.  Originally, officials hoped to house as many as 120 students, said Terry Murrell, vice president of campuses and student affairs. But demand hasn't been as high as expected, so officials plan to cap residency at 48 students.
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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:15 pm

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/metropolitan-community-college-s-m-expansion-to-improve-job-training/article_5aec3244-bbc0-54a4-bea9-8219a9fe3bff.html

Metropolitan Community College will break ground today on a $90 million expansion aimed at providing improved job training for more students in the trades and technology fields.

The college will use a mix of private and public money to build three new buildings on the south end of the college’s Fort Omaha campus: an academic skills center, the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and the Construction Education Center.


This is wonderful news for MCC and North Omaha. Metro is really becoming a big contributor to Omaha's workforce.

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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:55 am

Found the layout, still looking for renderings.

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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby Coyote » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:58 am

I thought I saw them in the City a Council Agenda a few weeks past. Maybe it was just the plans, I can't remember, and forgot to post them...
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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:29 pm

MASSIVE surcharge on the site of those new buildings right now. Also tearing down a building where the parking lot will be.

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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby Louie » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:58 pm

iamjacobm wrote:MASSIVE surcharge on the site of those new buildings right now.  Also tearing down a building where the parking lot will be.

Surcharge?

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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby Coyote » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:10 pm

Dirt to settle..
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Postby Brad » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:41 am

Louie wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:MASSIVE surcharge on the site of those new buildings right now.  Also tearing down a building where the parking lot will be.

Surcharge?


A Geotechnical Engineer looks at the site plan and then heads out to the site and drills down in to the ground and takes soil samples in areas he determined to need them. Depending on his findings, A large pile of dirt is placed where he thinks the ground needs more compaction. The topsoil and other non soil materials should be removed before the surcharge is placed leaving only "clean" soil. A lot of times they will stockpile the topsoil on site and it will look somewhat similar to the surcharge pile, but usually darker. The surcharge pile could be anywhere from part of the building to the whole outline of the building plus some additional area surrounding the building. I have seen them run anywhere from a few feet tall to as much as 15 feet tall on projects I have worked on. The Geotechnical Engineer determines, the area, height, and also how long the pile must sit there. There are usually plates out in the surcharge that will show how much it has settled. The dirt from the surcharge is either from a "Borrow Pit" on site or its trucked in. The dirt is usually dumped and spread out. As they are building the surcharge pile they are as compacting it too so the surcharge pile is more dense than a pile of soil that id just dumped on the ground. Most soils around this area seem to have a compaction factor of 1.3 to 1.35 meaning if you want 1 Cubic Foot of compact soil, you will actually need 1.35 cubic feet of loose soil. After they determine the soil is ready for construction, the surcharge dirt is either put back in the borrow pit or trucked away. Trucking it gets expensive too, a truck can only hold 10 CY of soil, so the number of trucks add up quick!
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Postby Coyote » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:04 pm

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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby Seth » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:11 pm

Thanks for the images!

Not a big fan of the architecture, though...

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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby GetUrban » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:24 pm

Seth wrote:Thanks for the images!

Not a big fan of the architecture, though...


Agreed. While the buildings may end-up being detailed nicely, the overall layout doesn't really do much for the 30th St./Hwy 75 side. There is a strong east-west axis between the buildings that just kind of dies when it gets to 30th St. It's like there should be some sort of implied gateway there, at least.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby MTO » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:13 pm

Ahh the states largest college continues to prosper.
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Re: Ft. Omaha Dorms

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:56 am

Seth wrote:Thanks for the images!

Not a big fan of the architecture, though...


I can post the interior renderings when I get home, but this space is borderline warehouse type learning space which I am sure has an effect on the design.

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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm

Rendering for the Academic Skills Center. The campus continues to grow.

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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby MTO » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:53 pm

Is the street grid for Fort Omaha oriented to true north or geographical north?
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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby mcarch » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:39 pm

MTO wrote:Is the street grid for Fort Omaha oriented to true north or geographical north?


I believe so, yes.

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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby Coyote » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:29 am

Construction has started:

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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby Taco » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:50 pm

Coyote, while you were up there did you see how the mixed use building on 30th and Fort is coming?

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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby Coyote » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:34 pm

Taco wrote:Coyote, while you were up there did you see how the mixed use building on 30th and Fort is coming?


Yes, and sadly there is nothing new to report on 30 Metropolitan. I keep going there thinking I will get a new pic, but maybe there is more dirt moved, but not much difference than since the building was removed.
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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby Coyote » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:22 pm

I was not expecting to see the absence of the parking lot to the east of the Culinary Institute, so here are the new plans for this corner of MCC the Academic Skills Center taking the lots place...

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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:45 pm

Really impressive additions to MCC. Should be a great asset for Omaha for a long time.

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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

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Re: Ft. Omaha Campus

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:41 am

Metro is an awesome resource for the city and these facilities look like they are the very top of the line. Those buildings would fit in on nearly any 4 year university.


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