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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby Coyote » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:04 am

Trying to orient this 'proposed' plan... The round-about is 135th & Cotton? Right is going SE toward Walgreens on Q St.?
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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby Brad » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:13 am

Coyote wrote:Trying to orient this 'proposed' plan...


I know and the sad thing is you can see a real map in the photos on that link, but they never posted a photo of it.
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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby Brad » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:15 am

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Looking at a real map, I assume Millard ave is in the lower left and Q Street is in the upper right based on 132nd Streets odd curve right near Q.

That would probably make the Roundabout on Potwin St at 135th.
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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby Brad » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:22 am

Here is how I see that rendering orientated.

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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby Coyote » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:05 pm

That was the way I think it is oriented, given that funky triangle in the upper right.
I guess the far left doesn't show Millard Ave., but has a business? facing the street with their surface parking in the rear.
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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:46 pm

RNcyanide wrote:Holy |expletive|.



My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby daveoma » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:47 pm

Looks really nice...what is that large building on the left? It looks perhaps like a commercial building.

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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby Coyote » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:16 am

daveoma wrote:Looks really nice...what is that large building on the left? It looks perhaps like a commercial building.

It is all proposed, there is nothing concrete in the plans as far as we know... Yes, it looks as if there is a commercial building along Millard Ave between 134th and 135th with parking in the back, but again, it's just a conceptual drawing.
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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby Omababe » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:05 am

Wow, looks almost like another Aksarben Village. (Midtown Crossing?)

Do these guys have the capital to pull this off?

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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby bigredmed » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:10 pm

Drove through there today. As an old Millard Lumber employee, it sure is sad to see all that demolition.

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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby RNcyanide » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:27 pm

bigredmed wrote:Drove through there today.  As an old Millard Lumber employee, it sure is sad to see all that demolition.


I know what you mean. I grew up not too far away and got really used to it.
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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby Coyote » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:32 am

Is this going to be called "The Lumberyard District"?
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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby iamjacobm » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:53 am

I saw that in the agenda too.

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Re: Millard Town Square (Old Millard Lumber Site - 135th St)

Postby MadMartin8 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:00 am

I wonder what the time table is on this thing. I mean, an actual timetable, not a Shamrock time table. I bet we're still a long ways away?
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Coyote » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:52 pm

Looking NW from 135th & Potwin

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Looking NW from 135th & Potwin

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Looking SE from 135th & Potwin

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Looking SE towards Q St. from Walgreens

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby mcarch » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:09 pm

About time! I think whomever the new developer will be, they should consider trying to obtain outlying businesses and incorporating them into the plan. Broker a deal per say. We'll buy your building and let you have free rent for a year after ours is built.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:52 pm

http://www.omaha.com/money/major-commercial-residential-projects-sprouting-up-across-omaha-area/article_5c5e7166-0e56-5f69-ba27-ed425a2f714c.html

Cindy Gonzalez OWH wrote:Called the Lumberyard District, the 15.5-acre site formerly owned by Millard Lumber is to see new construction start this summer. To be included on the recently cleared property near 135th and Q Streets: two commercial buildings (40,000 square feet of office space; 20,000 square feet of retail) and five apartment buildings (338 units).

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby cdub » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:34 am

Nobody around here really shares the sadness for this mess all going away. For once, the neighborhood is supportive of redevelopment.

Also, this isnt much like AK village because its basically all MF, not mixed. The only real commercial or mixed use building is the one facing Millard Ave.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:20 am

I don't think anyone has posted this yet:
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:34 am

Nice find skins!

Millard Avenue. The site, which was vacated in 2008, spans 12 acres and will become a new multi-million dollar development. The site will mostly include multi-family housing, some office and retail space at both entrances to the development, as well as outdoor community spaces. The development will consist of seven residential buildings which will be a mixture of three and four stories, totaling approximately 544,000 s.f. The housing units will include 338 bed consisting of a combination of one- and two-bedrooms. Two additional buildings will include 38,000 s.f. of office space and 19,000 s.f. of retail. Ample parking will include 600 residential stalls and two commercial lots providing a total of 295 stalls. The development will be completed in one phase, and construction is scheduled to be finished in 2017.


I was wondering if they were going to bury that ditch that runs along 134th St., but I guess that are not planning on covering that up...

And out of 554k sf of space, only 19k will be retail?
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:18 am

I'm super stoked for this. I hope they extend some of the development to the southwest some, like where the old gas station is. Also, I am surprised that they left the buildings behind Walgreen's, like where Millard Sewing, Richter Real Estate, and the Snack Shack or whatever it's called.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby MadMartin8 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:36 pm

Is include "yard" in developments names becoming the new "Pointe"?


And a 2017 completion date...they're going to be moving pretty dang quick then. I was hoping to see more retail though...just a little bit more.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Garrett » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:42 pm

For those of you concerned with lack of retail:

Not every development has to have ground floor retail haha. I'm sure that this could certainly spark new retail on Millard Avenue, though.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby MadMartin8 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:10 pm

Garrett wrote:For those of you concerned with lack of retail:

Not every development has to have ground floor retail haha. I'm sure that this could certainly spark new retail on Millard Avenue, though.


I just envisioned it having a bit more retail, not necessarily ground floor by any means, but I would have thought this would be a bit more than a large housing project.

That said, you're right, hopefully this is a catalyst for that entire stretch there.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:43 am

I don't think they're wasting any time on this. I drove by this morning and they have equipment on site and they are ripping up the old concrete and asphalt.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:00 am

I think this was mentioned before, but are they planning on keeping the brick on 135th st? It is really hard to tell in the renderings provided so far.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:04 am

skinzfan23 wrote:I think this was mentioned before, but are they planning on keeping the brick on 135th st?  It is really hard to tell in the renderings provided so far.


If they do, there is a lot of repair work to do. There are many large cracks, potholes and crumbling curbs to contend with. When driving through from Millard Ave to Q St, you have to hug the center line or your car will get pulled over to the side by a drop on the edge of the street and into a pothole.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby bigredmed » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:18 am

Lose the bricks and use some of them to build some public space in the area or to brick along the drainage ditch on the east side of the property. With all the water flowing through it these days, might even be cool to grow some minnows or gold fish in the stream as a little water feature. Could use some of the brick to build something along the stream.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:21 am

bigredmed wrote:Lose the bricks and use some of them to build some public space in the area or to brick along the drainage ditch on the east side of the property.  With all the water flowing through it these days, might even be cool to grow some minnows or gold fish in the stream as a little water feature.  Could use some of the brick to build something along the stream.


Good idea.

At the end of the day, I bet they'll pull them out, or they may leave the bricks in the middle of the road and repair the pavement on the sides to make it conducive for parking.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby GetUrban » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:06 pm

Looks like a great project for the Millard area. They were wise to use the "Lumberyard" name. Even those who never lived in the area still kind of have lumberyard ingrained in their memory since Millard Lumber was there for so long. It's good to keep that identity.

They'll probably just pull-up the bricks, put in concrete curbs where needed, re-compact, and re-lay them again.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:19 pm

GetUrban wrote:Looks like a great project for the Millard area. They were wise to use the "Lumberyard" name. Even those who never lived in the area still kind of have lumberyard ingrained in their memory since Millard Lumber was there for so long. It's good to keep that identity.

They'll probably just pull-up the bricks, put in concrete curbs where needed,  re-compact, and re-lay them again.


That would be nice. It would be a shame for the bar named "Brickstreet Tavern" to no longer be on a brick street. I tried to do a quick search for brick substitutes to put in the street, but found nothing. I know that in some parts of the OM, they use wood blocks instead of brick.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Trips » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:56 pm

"Among other things, the developer also would rehabilitate the adjacent stretch of 135th Street, keeping it a brick surface."

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Postby RNcyanide » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:01 pm

Trips wrote:"Among other things, the developer also would rehabilitate the adjacent stretch of 135th Street, keeping it a brick surface."


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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:11 pm

Glad to hear.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby MadMartin8 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:23 pm

Trips wrote:"Among other things, the developer also would rehabilitate the adjacent stretch of 135th Street, keeping it a brick surface."



Ah good, I'm glad to read this.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Seth » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:57 pm

Trips wrote:"Among other things, the developer also would rehabilitate the adjacent stretch of 135th Street, keeping it a brick surface."


I'm surprised, since it's lot more expensive to rehab a brick street than build a new asphalt street, or even concrete. Labor isn't nearly as cheap as it was when all the brick streets were first built by hand...

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:15 pm

Seth wrote:
Trips wrote:"Among other things, the developer also would rehabilitate the adjacent stretch of 135th Street, keeping it a brick surface."


I'm surprised, since it's lot more expensive to rehab a brick street than build a new asphalt street, or even concrete.  Labor isn't nearly as cheap as it was when all the brick streets were first built by hand...



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Perhaps this will save on the labor costs.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Seth » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:20 pm

RNcyanide wrote:
Seth wrote:
Trips wrote:"Among other things, the developer also would rehabilitate the adjacent stretch of 135th Street, keeping it a brick surface."


I'm surprised, since it's lot more expensive to rehab a brick street than build a new asphalt street, or even concrete.  Labor isn't nearly as cheap as it was when all the brick streets were first built by hand...



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Perhaps this will save on the labor costs.


Wow, that is impressive. It still takes manual labor to stack the pavers, but sure must be faster than placing them on the street manually.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby thenewguy » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:34 pm

Its funny, i thought that was a photoshop job, but it is actually a real machine. There are videos on youtube and everything.
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