Storage Units - 72 & Maple

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Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby Linkin5 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:09 am

On ghe Benson FB page they have a post about a three story storage facility going in on the southwest corner of 72 and maple where a vacant bank now sits.

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Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:52 am

Linkin5 wrote:On ghe Benson FB page they have a post about a three story storage facility going in on the southwest corner of 72 and maple where a vacant bank now sits.


Seriously? What a disappointment! Why are they trying to put these large ugly storage facilities on prime commercial lots.
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Postby mr. omaha » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:56 pm

This would NEVER fly in Dundee or Blackstone. Why is the city seemingly fine with allowing this |expletive| in Benson? I feel like Benson is the ugly stepchild of Dundee and Blackstone. Without Benson's successful rise there is no Blackstone IMO, but yet Benson gets rewarded with storage facilities, a GLORIOUS Sucky's, and chunks of concrete for "benches". What a disappointment. Festersen needs to up his game.

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Re: Benson

Postby Linkin5 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:30 pm

I actually don't mind this, it is a lot better than the abandoned bank. This intersection is pretty meh anyway, a vacant lot, Buckys and a Pawn shop already ruined the section.

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Re: Benson

Postby mr. omaha » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:17 pm

They left off the preachy marquee sign in the renderings.

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Re: Benson

Postby GetUrban » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:05 pm

That doesn't look like a typical storage building. At least it could be converted to a higher use eventually. The east elevation looks pretty blank near the northeast corner though. Now if someone would develop the southeast corner with something other than a CVS.
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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:24 am

This is hardly encroaching on the Benson business district. I wouldn't necessarily consider it lost potential.
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Re: Benson

Postby Greg S » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:49 am

mr. omaha wrote:This would NEVER fly in Dundee or Blackstone. Why is the city seemingly fine with allowing this |expletive| in Benson? I feel like Benson is the ugly stepchild of Dundee and Blackstone. Without Benson's successful rise there is no Blackstone IMO, but yet Benson gets rewarded with storage facilities, a GLORIOUS Sucky's, and chunks of concrete for "benches". What a disappointment. Festersen needs to up his game.



It does happen in Dundee, remember CVS replacing the 49'r? The neighborhood fought that tooth and nail.

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Re: Benson

Postby GetUrban » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:36 pm

Greg S wrote:
mr. omaha wrote:This would NEVER fly in Dundee or Blackstone. Why is the city seemingly fine with allowing this |expletive| in Benson? I feel like Benson is the ugly stepchild of Dundee and Blackstone. Without Benson's successful rise there is no Blackstone IMO, but yet Benson gets rewarded with storage facilities, a GLORIOUS Sucky's, and chunks of concrete for "benches". What a disappointment. Festersen needs to up his game.



It does happen in Dundee, remember CVS replacing the 49'r? The neighborhood fought that tooth and nail.

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I happened at northeast corner of 50th and Underwood too when the Phillips 66 built a new station with a 1 million gigawatt lighted canopy over the pumps. People fought it, but they built it anyway.

This is an improvement over what's there now on the western edge of Benson. ....not really a detriment to downtown Benson, several blocks almost a mile to the east.
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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:47 pm

Storage units on any large intersection like this is kind of a waste something like this would be better suited on the land of that building that burnt down a couple blocks west. It is NBD really though, not really too large and this land has been vacant for a long time.

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby Linkin5 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:16 pm

GetUrban wrote:
Greg S wrote:
mr. omaha wrote:This would NEVER fly in Dundee or Blackstone. Why is the city seemingly fine with allowing this |expletive| in Benson? I feel like Benson is the ugly stepchild of Dundee and Blackstone. Without Benson's successful rise there is no Blackstone IMO, but yet Benson gets rewarded with storage facilities, a GLORIOUS Sucky's, and chunks of concrete for "benches". What a disappointment. Festersen needs to up his game.



It does happen in Dundee, remember CVS replacing the 49'r? The neighborhood fought that tooth and nail.

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I happened at northeast corner of 50th and Underwood too when the Phillips 66 built a new station with a 1 million gigawatt lighted canopy over the pumps. People fought it, but they built it anyway.

This is an improvement over what's there now on the western edge of Benson. ....not really a detriment to downtown Benson, several blocks almost a mile to the east.


What was there before the gas station?

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby Louie » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:51 pm

mr. omaha wrote:They left off the preachy marquee sign in the renderings.

No kidding. The one on like 148th and Maple is annoying.

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby GetUrban » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:43 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
GetUrban wrote:
Greg S wrote:
mr. omaha wrote:This would NEVER fly in Dundee or Blackstone. Why is the city seemingly fine with allowing this |expletive| in Benson? I feel like Benson is the ugly stepchild of Dundee and Blackstone. Without Benson's successful rise there is no Blackstone IMO, but yet Benson gets rewarded with storage facilities, a GLORIOUS Sucky's, and chunks of concrete for "benches". What a disappointment. Festersen needs to up his game.



It does happen in Dundee, remember CVS replacing the 49'r? The neighborhood fought that tooth and nail.

Greg


I happened at northeast corner of 50th and Underwood too when the Phillips 66 built a new station with a 1 million gigawatt lighted canopy over the pumps. People fought it, but they built it anyway.

This is an improvement over what's there now on the western edge of Benson. ....not really a detriment to downtown Benson, several blocks almost a mile to the east.


What was there before the gas station?


The new one was just a replacement for the 1940's? era Phillips 66 service station that was there before. not much demand for the old full-service gas stations any more.....especially when they can make more money selling snacks and convenience store stuff.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby Linkin5 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:46 pm

GetUrban wrote:
Linkin5 wrote:
GetUrban wrote:
Greg S wrote:
mr. omaha wrote:This would NEVER fly in Dundee or Blackstone. Why is the city seemingly fine with allowing this |expletive| in Benson? I feel like Benson is the ugly stepchild of Dundee and Blackstone. Without Benson's successful rise there is no Blackstone IMO, but yet Benson gets rewarded with storage facilities, a GLORIOUS Sucky's, and chunks of concrete for "benches". What a disappointment. Festersen needs to up his game.



It does happen in Dundee, remember CVS replacing the 49'r? The neighborhood fought that tooth and nail.

Greg


I happened at northeast corner of 50th and Underwood too when the Phillips 66 built a new station with a 1 million gigawatt lighted canopy over the pumps. People fought it, but they built it anyway.

This is an improvement over what's there now on the western edge of Benson. ....not really a detriment to downtown Benson, several blocks almost a mile to the east.


What was there before the gas station?


The new one was just a replacement for the 1940's? era Phillips 66 service station that was there before. not much demand for the old full-service gas stations any more.....especially when they can make more money selling snacks and convenience store stuff.


Thanks, can't be too upset with them keeping their land and rebuilding. I really hope Creighton sells their parking lot land and it is developed, that is a crucial intersection plot which would make Dundee look a lot more complete.

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:49 pm

Storage unit moving forward.

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby mr. omaha » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:08 pm

WOW! That looks absolutely AMAZING........................ NOT!!!!!!!

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby GetUrban » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:02 pm

That has been approved? Assuming that is metal roofing, hope they have some snow guards to keep snow and ice from sliding off into maple street and the sidewalk. That building literally turns its back on the corner.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:41 am

That rendering looks like it was a scene from South Park.
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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby Original » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:18 am

It's better than the abandoned bank that has sat there for 4 years. Or the vacant lot across the street. Or the Sol's on the other corner.

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby Linkin5 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:34 am

Original wrote:It's better than the abandoned bank that has sat there for 4 years. Or the vacant lot across the street. Or the Sol's on the other corner.


Totally agree.

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Re: Storage Units - 72 & Maple

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:29 am

It will be more than fine there. I mentioned before that I don't really like using a corner on a big intersection for such a passive use I think storage units are better suited mid-block, but that thought stands for every part of the city not b/c this is Benson. Obviously no one was interested in doing retail here though.


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