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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:44 am

They are removing a lot of dirt. Do they have to do any environmental remediation? With as old as that site is, I wouldn't be too shocked if there was a high amount of lead in the soil or things like that.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby bigredmed » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:13 pm

RNcyanide wrote:They are removing a lot of dirt. Do they have to do any environmental remediation? With as old as that site is, I wouldn't be too shocked if there was a high amount of lead in the soil or things like that.


Used to work there. Probably oil in the old rail bed as well as asphalt in the ground. Not a lot of chemical spills.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

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Almost $8.9 million TIF request.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Coyote » Thu May 21, 2015 11:18 pm

I don't remember if we have mentioned this,
but the Lumberyard will be home to the new SW Precinct HQ:

After years in cramped southwest precinct, police near $8M HQ space in Millard
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 22, 2015 7:55 am

Sounds like a solid plan to give them more space.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Brad » Fri May 22, 2015 8:43 am

The article doesn't mention it, but when I was a kid, the SW Police Precinct was actually the Millard Fire-station. I can't remember exactly when the Fire Department moved out and it was converted to a police station.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

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skinzfan23 wrote:Sounds like a solid plan to give them more space.


All the trouble and crime we have down in the hood and its a solid idea to blow 8 million dollars out here in Millard? So the police can have a nice new safe address to work at? I think this is also the headquarters for the swat teams and drug and crime dog teams. Why put them out here when most of the trouble is east of 72nd? Shouldn't that money be spent down in the hood where they need it the most? Shouldn't that large police presence be down in the hood where they need it the most? Shouldn't a police officer who just got done carrying through a pregnancy be doing something else besides being down in the hood on foot chasing hardened criminals? :idea:

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby MTO » Sat May 23, 2015 10:25 am

Brad wrote:The article doesn't mention it, but when I was a kid, the SW Police Precinct was actually the Millard Fire-station. I can't remember exactly when the Fire Department moved out and it was converted to a police station.


How do you know this?
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Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Sat May 23, 2015 5:41 pm

I know this because I listened to the fire trucks pull out of that station 2 or 3 times a day for years. Then in the late 90s they moved to 143rd & Harrison where I still hear the fire trucks pulling out 2 or 3 times a day. One time back in the 90s when it was still on Millard Ave I looked out the window about midnight and saw my neighbor down the streets house was on fire. I ran down there and the dumb S.O.B.s were just standing around watching the fire. I asked if anyone had called the Fire department yet and they said no! I turned around and ran back to my house and called 911. I was standing on my deck talking to 911 and I heard the fire engine sirens going off less then 30 seconds later!

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby jessep28 » Sat May 23, 2015 5:58 pm

Actually the current SW precinct is in that strip mall on 98th and M. The location on Millard Ave is used as an assembly point for I believe the traffic unit.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

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skinzfan23 wrote:Sounds like a solid plan to give them more space.


All the trouble and crime we have down in the hood and its a solid idea to blow 8 million dollars out here in Millard? So the police can have a nice new safe address to work at? I think this is also the headquarters for the swat teams and drug and crime dog teams. Why put them out here when most of the trouble is east of 72nd? Shouldn't that money be spent down in the hood where they need it the most? Shouldn't that large police presence be down in the hood where they need it the most? Shouldn't a police officer who just got done carrying through a pregnancy be doing something else besides being down in the hood on foot chasing hardened criminals? :idea:


Because the crime is lower, the cops out in Millard should be forced to work in a dilapidated |expletive|?
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Brad » Sun May 24, 2015 11:26 pm

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Brad wrote:The article doesn't mention it, but when I was a kid, the SW Police Precinct was actually the Millard Fire-station. I can't remember exactly when the Fire Department moved out and it was converted to a police station.


How do you know this?


Because my family had a friend that lived diagonal from it on Cottner Street, across from where the small engine shop was. We would ride our bikes around the block there. That was before Millard Lumber added on and the alley just south of Cottner went all the way through the whole block.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby MTO » Mon May 25, 2015 10:59 am

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Brad wrote:The article doesn't mention it, but when I was a kid, the SW Police Precinct was actually the Millard Fire-station. I can't remember exactly when the Fire Department moved out and it was converted to a police station.


How do you know this?


Because my family had a friend that lived diagonal from it on Cottner Street, across from where the small engine shop was. We would ride our bikes around the block there. That was before Millard Lumber added on and the alley just south of Cottner went all the way through the whole block.


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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:27 pm

More dirtwork happening on the side facing Millard Avenue.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

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The first building at 4909 S. 135th:
17708 sq ft Retail, 19692 sq ft Office.
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Millard Roadhouse completed some renovations.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

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Coyote wrote:The first building at 4909 S. 135th:
17708 sq ft Retail, 19692 sq ft Office.


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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:57 am

Footings are being drilled today.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Brad » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:34 pm

RNcyanide wrote:Footings are being drilled today.


Got a photo of it this morning, I will get it posted up tonight.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard) In Progress

Postby U R my Helix » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:00 pm

All the photos are great but once a project has actually started it would be nice if we could change the topic to say In Progress.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Garrett » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:49 pm

I mean we don't do that with any other project..
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard) In Progress

Postby U R my Helix » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:12 pm

I was rather hoping we could do it on a going forward. Just a thought that likely should have been posted to an admin topic.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard) In Progress

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U R my Helix wrote:I was rather hoping we could do it on a going forward. Just a thought that likely should have been posted to an admin topic.
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That's actually not a bad idea.

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Postby Brad » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:12 pm

It would work for projects that are not done in phases, the might get a little confusing, but other than it, I like it.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard) In Progress

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:32 pm

U R my Helix wrote:I was rather hoping we could do it on a going forward. Just a thought that likely should have been posted to an admin topic.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Linkin5 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:56 am

Brad wrote:It would work for projects that are not done in phases, the might get a little confusing, but other than it, I like it.


Also might be nice if we had the rendering of the project on the first post?

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Brad » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:17 pm

Here is the working going on the other day.

On a side note, whats the story with all the gabion baskets in the creek?

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

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Brad wrote:On a side note, whats the story with all the gabion baskets in the creek?

They've been there for a few years.

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:30 pm

I've always assumed they were to help with erosion.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:08 pm

This project is a real dud for me. I just cant look forward to a new police station and some apts. What a waste. :(

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby daveoma » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:21 pm

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:This project is a real dud for me. I just cant look forward to a new police station and some apts. What a waste. :(

Just curious, what would you like to see there instead?

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby bigredmed » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:58 pm

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GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:This project is a real dud for me. I just cant look forward to a new police station and some apts. What a waste. :(

Just curious, what would you like to see there instead?


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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:53 am

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:This project is a real dud for me. I just cant look forward to a new police station and some apts. What a waste. :(


There's going to be ground level retail. The brick will be refurbished and reused in the new street. And the hope would be that this would attract more development than former gas stations becoming used car lots. And it's sure a heck of a lot better than rotting structures, potholes, and chainlink/barbed wire fence.
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:07 pm

There is concrete poured and pointy bits of rebar sticking out on the lot facing Millard Ave. Things are underway!
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RNcyanide wrote:There is concrete poured and pointy bits of rebar sticking out on the lot facing Millard Ave. Things are underway!



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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby Linkin5 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:19 pm

RNcyanide wrote:There is concrete poured and pointy bits of rebar sticking out on the lot facing Millard Ave. Things are underway!


Whoa don't get us confused with your fancy construction words :D

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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:55 am

Linkin5 wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:There is concrete poured and pointy bits of rebar sticking out on the lot facing Millard Ave. Things are underway!


Whoa don't get us confused with your fancy construction words :D


Haha I don't know what it's all called. I assume they're footings :lol:
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Re: Lumberyard District (Downtown Millard)

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:41 pm

Two elevator shafts (?) are up on the north end and work has started on what I assume is the new dispatch center.
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