Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby MTO » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:42 pm

I agree there are tons of places I'd rather live in than Detroit except Omaha. I was in Novi for a while and got a chance to see a lot of the city and was impressed with the momentum. I think they should embrace the decayed areas and turn it into a green belt and pioneer some urban farming.
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Erik » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:34 pm

MTO wrote:I agree there are tons of places I'd rather live in than Detroit except Omaha. I was in Novi for a while and got a chance to see a lot of the city and was impressed with the momentum. I think they should embrace the decayed areas and turn it into a green belt and pioneer some urban farming.


Then quit bitching and just move already

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby MTO » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:45 pm

I'd love to but it's not in the cards right plus I could log into this forum and be the same old fun loving and jovial MTO.
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby choke » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:02 am

Well, the website is active again. Demolition starts 2017???????


http://www.crossroadsvillage.com/

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:16 am

choke wrote:Well, the website is active again. Demolition starts 2017???????


http://www.crossroadsvillage.com/


And you all got mad when I said this project would fall through.
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Dundeemaha » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:25 am

Not really news, they said they weren't starting this year back in November. Did anyone expect that to change the last week in December?

choke wrote:Carrot on a stick.........


Crossroads Mall site developers likely to miss end-of-year demolition deadline



http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/crossroads-mall-site-developers-likely-to-miss-end-of-year/article_636f3cd7-79a6-5465-b66a-acb7457de454.html

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby choke » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:55 pm

Dundeemaha wrote:Not really news, they said they weren't starting this year back in November. Did anyone expect that to change the last week in December?

choke wrote:Carrot on a stick.........


Crossroads Mall site developers likely to miss end-of-year demolition deadline



http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/crossroads-mall-site-developers-likely-to-miss-end-of-year/article_636f3cd7-79a6-5465-b66a-acb7457de454.html


No, but the website had been inactive for quite a while and now it is back. Kinda gives some hope they haven't completely bailed on this.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Dundeemaha » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:21 pm

Agreed, my comment didn't come out quite the way I intended, it was meant more for PotatoeEatsFish's comment than yours.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby nativeomahan » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:26 pm

Should this thread not be moved to "Projects Never Built"?

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby buildomaha » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:23 pm

nativeomahan wrote:Should this thread not be moved to "Projects Never Built"?


Seriously... :?

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Coyote » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:32 pm

Coyote wrote:Meanwhile, just across the street, Furniture Row Outlet is closed and will become a Denver Mattress. I hope they do extensive renovations to this place.

Sounds like a rebuild, not a renovation.
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby choke » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:06 pm

Coyote wrote:
Coyote wrote:Meanwhile, just across the street, Furniture Row Outlet is closed and will become a Denver Mattress. I hope they do extensive renovations to this place.

Sounds like a rebuild, not a renovation.


Is it still gonna be a Denver Mattress? Seems like that sign has been there for a decade.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Coyote » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:55 pm

choke wrote:
Coyote wrote:
Coyote wrote:Meanwhile, just across the street, Furniture Row Outlet is closed and will become a Denver Mattress. I hope they do extensive renovations to this place.

Sounds like a rebuild, not a renovation.


Is it still gonna be a Denver Mattress? Seems like that sign has been there for a decade.


All signs point to the affirmative.
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:07 am

It said in the paper yesterday that they plan on having one of those Fresh Thyme grocery stores in the new Cross Roads so maybe that should encourage some of the doubters :sly:

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby MTO » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:25 am

The only thing holding it up is this hellish winter, after the blizzards stop and all this snow melts it'll be on like donkey king.
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby choke » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:41 pm

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:It said in the paper yesterday that they plan on having one of those Fresh Thyme grocery stores in the new Cross Roads so maybe that should encourage some of the doubters :sly:


Oh, now, Mr. SMUCKER, you know the newspaper is referencing some story they wrote 3 years ago. That deal has probably flown the coop. What's next? Dorm rooms for UNO? :shock:

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:03 pm

MTO wrote:The only thing holding it up is this hellish winter, after the blizzards stop and all this snow melts it'll be on like donkey king.

Or ya'know this thing is just a mess behind the scenes.
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Greg S » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:23 am

PotatoeEatsFish wrote:
MTO wrote:The only thing holding it up is this hellish winter, after the blizzards stop and all this snow melts it'll be on like donkey king.

Or ya'know this thing is just a mess behind the scenes.


I assumed he knew that by the donkey "king" reference.


I don't see this thing happening. I think he is still holding out to get more incentives and I don't think Omaha will or should offer additional.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby MTO » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:43 am

Greg S wrote:
PotatoeEatsFish wrote:
MTO wrote:The only thing holding it up is this hellish winter, after the blizzards stop and all this snow melts it'll be on like donkey king.

Or ya'know this thing is just a mess behind the scenes.


I assumed he knew that by the donkey "king" reference.


I don't see this thing happening. I think he is still holding out to get more incentives and I don't think Omaha will or should offer additional.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Joe_Sovereign » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:30 am

I know there is a National Company that has an agreement to lease some of the Office Space in the Crossroads development. Relocating workers already in Omaha. The agreement was signed years ago. The deal was signed so long ago that their office needs have changed and they are now planning on leasing a much small portion of the office space. It wouldn't surprise me if eventually they just drop out completely.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Greg S » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:51 am

I can't imagine that all of the retailers lined up initially are still firmly committed anymore either with being 6 years in and they have not even started demolition.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby choke » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:37 pm

BTW, Heath Mello tried to pass a bill last year in the legislature to help the development of Crossroads. The bill went nowhere. Yates also contributed to Heath Mello's mayoral campaign this year. I wouldn't expect any movement on Crossroads 'til after the mayoral election. And if Mello wins, I would expect another push from Yates for more taxpayer money :thumb:

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby bigredmed » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:45 pm

choke wrote:BTW, Heath Mello tried to pass a bill last year in the legislature to help the development of Crossroads. The bill went nowhere. Yates also contributed to Heath Mello's mayoral campaign this year. I wouldn't expect any movement on Crossroads 'til after the mayoral election. And if Mello wins, I would expect another push from Yates for more taxpayer money :thumb:


If that is the case, then a good reason not to vote for Mello.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Dundeemaha » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:00 pm

choke wrote:BTW, Heath Mello tried to pass a bill last year in the legislature to help the development of Crossroads. The bill went nowhere. Yates also contributed to Heath Mello's mayoral campaign this year. I wouldn't expect any movement on Crossroads 'til after the mayoral election. And if Mello wins, I would expect another push from Yates for more taxpayer money :thumb:


According to the OWH article on the fundraising for the mayoral race both Rod Yates and Frank Krejci gave money to both campaigns. Though I agree that Mello sounds more ambitious with putting public funds toward developers.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Greg S » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:29 pm

I'm all for incentives to make development happen, but no more for Yates. I really wish we'd move on from him. Would love to see him sell the properties to another developer.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby buildomaha » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:04 pm

Greg S wrote:I'm all for incentives to make development happen, but no more for Yates. I really wish we'd move on from him. Would love to see him sell the properties to another developer.

Greg

We don't need more incentives, especially for this project. Its right in the middle of Omaha and with Children's addition and all the other business nearby there is plenty of support for a mixed use development. It's not like Yates is going to have trouble making money on this and if the developer doesn't have the money to start this, then get out!

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Postby Stargazer » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:33 pm

Minard'ed again

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby MTO » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:00 pm

You guys keep that guys picture on your hard drives still to this day. :type:
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby RockHarbor » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:46 pm

I have to say, I don't keep up on the "city politics" revolving around all this. Many of you on this Forum are great at that. I'm not. Thanks for the updates... I just keep telling myself "Best Buy moved...so the Crossroads project is definitely in the works." Yet, Barnes & Noble is still there, so I always think twice, and wonder what is going on.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby daveoma » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:52 pm

buildomaha wrote:
Greg S wrote:I'm all for incentives to make development happen, but no more for Yates. I really wish we'd move on from him. Would love to see him sell the properties to another developer.

Greg

We don't need more incentives, especially for this project. Its right in the middle of Omaha and with Children's addition and all the other business nearby there is plenty of support for a mixed use development. It's not like Yates is going to have trouble making money on this and if the developer doesn't have the money to start this, then get out!


I totally agree with you! If your business or development idea needs corporate welfare then you business concept SUCKS. Come up with a new plan!

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:19 pm

Best Buy space currently being marketed for a short term lease on LoopNet.

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

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iamjacobm wrote:Best Buy space currently being marketed for a short term lease on LoopNet.



Are you sayin' that this ain't happening?
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Coyote » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:55 pm

Isn't there a difference to 'Crossroads' proper and the Best Buy property?
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:07 pm

Coyote wrote:Isn't there a difference to 'Crossroads' proper and the Best Buy property?

Yes. But Yates bought up all the property to combine it for Crossroads Village. But until/unless that begins, it's probably still considered separate.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:13 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:
Coyote wrote:Isn't there a difference to 'Crossroads' proper and the Best Buy property?

Yes. But Yates bought up all the property to combine it for Crossroads Village. But until/unless that begins, it's probably still considered separate.

Exactly. When I heard this I immediately thought about that overstock teachers bookstore. We haven't seen one in town for years...
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Greg S » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:42 am

Which comes first, Crossroads Village, streetcar on Farnam, or redevelopment of the Civic site/Tetrad Development?

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Postby NovakOmaha » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:43 am

Greg S wrote:Which comes first, Crossroads Village, streetcar on Farnam, or redevelopment of the Civic site/Tetrad Development?

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None of them. It's going to be another 10,000 sq ft lookalike strip mall in far west Omaha with a subway and a Buckys or something along that line....sadly

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby MTO » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:15 pm

Greg S wrote:Which comes first, Crossroads Village, streetcar on Farnam, or redevelopment of the Civic site/Tetrad Development?

Greg


Prior to this recent downtown office vacancy rate I would have said the civic but now :shrug: good question though.
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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:05 am

NEDodger wrote:I have the feeling the feeling that if infrastructure begins on [Boys Town] and Crossroads hasn't broken ground yet, Crossroads isn't happening. The people who would have lived at Crossroads and prefer the east half of Omaha will live in Midtown Crossing Phase 2. The people who would have lived at Crossroads and prefer the west half of Omaha will instead live here.


Okay, let's say Crossroads isn't happening. Then what would happen?

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Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

Postby Greg S » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:05 pm

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
NEDodger wrote:I have the feeling the feeling that if infrastructure begins on [Boys Town] and Crossroads hasn't broken ground yet, Crossroads isn't happening. The people who would have lived at Crossroads and prefer the east half of Omaha will live in Midtown Crossing Phase 2. The people who would have lived at Crossroads and prefer the west half of Omaha will instead live here.


Okay, let's say Crossroads isn't happening. Then what would happen?


You mean at the Crossroads site, or between the other two mentioned?

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