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La Vista's "Golden Mile"

Postby Coyote » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:54 pm

La Vista Working To Vivify Its Former 'Golden Mile'
Mayor Says Process Begins This Week


KETV wrote:Development is booming for the growing city on Omaha's southwest border. Hotels, restaurants, banks and Cabela's are just a few categories and examples of what is being seen -- and used -- along the Interstate 80 and 126th Street corridor. But has it all come at the expense of La Vista's former economic core -- 84th Street between Giles Road and Harrison Street?

Officials are working with consultants, holding workshops, listening to speakers and touring the corridor by foot to get a sense of how to begin the project. Development is still years away, Kindig said, but the plans have the town talking. City officials said they'll have to work with the 84th Street property owners to determine if they're willing to redevelop.
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Postby Brad » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:14 pm

Bulldozers.... Lots of bulldozers!

I say move Hobby Lobby to the old Baker's bay and demolish the east side of the street for an office park!
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Postby Coyote » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:19 pm

I am glad that the city is moving into action. With Wal-Mart and Bakers still paying rent for the next few years why would the owners try hard to find replacements any time soon. We need a bulldozer emoticon  :P
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Postby a42887 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:31 pm

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Something is happening with the old Wal-Mart.  The For Lease signs are down and it has been painted and the front windows cleaned and uncovered.  Could be the owners just freshening up the look, could be someone readying it for new business...

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Postby Brad » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:37 pm

They painted the whole plaza... and finally took down the summer kitchen sign too.
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Postby Brad » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:37 pm

Brad wrote:They painted the whole plaza... and finally took down the summer kitchen sign too.


also I heard Hobby Lobby is closing too. - RUMOR
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Postby Brad » Wed May 06, 2009 10:41 am

Walk, talk about La Vista redevelopment plan

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2 ... d=10627028

John Ferak, on http://www.omaha.com wrote:Friday’s walking tour will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday’s event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tours will start and end at La Vista City Hall, 8116 Park View Blvd.

The walking tours are part of a yearlong effort to develop a plan to redevelop 84th Street. The city said the stretch of roadway in the heart of La Vista has deteriorated in terms of its appearance, property maintenance and as an employment center during the past several years.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed May 06, 2009 2:58 pm

NEW URBANISM!
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Postby Omababe » Thu May 07, 2009 4:51 pm

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:NEW URBANISM!


House Of Nines, anyone? :)

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue May 12, 2009 7:50 pm

I'm still down for Suburban Wine Company..


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Postby Brad » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:23 pm

Public Invited To La Vista's 'Vision 84th' Forum

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www.ketv.com wrote:OMAHA, Neb. -- La Vista is holding a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for residents to sound off on what they would like to see revive a stretch of 84th Street.

A number of vacant store fronts dot the stretch, which used to be the city's main economic thoroughfare with a grocery store, a Wal-Mart and a Steve and Barry's.

The city wants to redevelop the strip in a project called Vision 84th.

The public forum will be held at La Vista City Hall
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Postby cdub » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:32 am

I always hear about these darn things after the fact.  I hope they are on the right track.

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Postby windsor » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:54 pm

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:NEW URBANISM!


I think a mixed use area could work.  Mid-rise buildings with ground level retail and office on the upper floors.
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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:03 pm

Plans to revitalize La Vista

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LaVista now has real plans for revitalizing a mile-long stretch of 84th Street, but it does not involve filling empty spaces with new anchor stores.

Say goodbye to big box retail. Say hello to more trees, walkways, gardens and park space.

If all goes as planned, a new LaVista town center could sprout from the ruins of what now is a depressed retail corridor between Harrison Street and Giles Road
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:09 am

What a tremendous opportunity for La Vista to reinvent itself. I can't wait to see renderings.
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Postby windsor » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:20 pm

It will be interesting to see this plan to completion.  LaVista is doing fine financially, so one can hold out hope.
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Postby Brad » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:11 am

I heard that Aldi wanted to open in the former Baker's in Brentwood Square and the only reason that they did not is that the City of LaVista would not allow them to have a sign out on the extising Brentwood Square Sign...
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Postby Stargazer » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:36 am

Has La Vista enacted some tougher signage rules?  You'll note none of the new developments in La Vista have large/prominent/elevated signs.  Case in point... the gas station at 108th and Giles.

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Postby iamjacobm » Sat May 21, 2011 10:23 am

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/La_Vistas_New_Park_Growing_Close_122108014.html?storySection=story

La Vista is just steps away from creating something the city's never had, a downtown for the community. One of the centerpieces of Vision 84 is the Civic Center Park, which would replace La Vista Falls Golf Course, and the current Central Park.


The park would also connect city hall and the surrounding community to the newly developed City Center to the south, and to places west of 84th with an underpass. Hoping to create a signature outdoor recreation space, and lead the way in revitalizing the area.

"84th street's going to be the center of La Vista no matter how far west we go," Mayor Kindig concluded.


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This looks pretty amazing!

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Sat May 21, 2011 10:56 am

It really does. La Vista is really showing some great leadership in recognizing their potential for growth and to take an opportunity at the same time to create a central, vibrant "place" for residents to enjoy.

This type of true mixed-use urban node is exactly what will make light rail and TOD even more viable for the Omaha area.

Haha, in watching that video, it is clear that this development is all about "the children." (Insert "won't somebody please think of the children!" Simpson's reference)
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Postby iamjacobm » Sat May 21, 2011 10:59 am

Heres the PDF if it interests anyone.

http://www.cityoflavista.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2989

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Sat May 21, 2011 11:14 am

Also, it would be really interesting to do a "before and after" statistical analysis of the values of the homes that are directly adjacent to La Vista Falls golf course (when it was an active golf course, if it is closed already) vs. the values of the same homes when they are all-of-a-sudden located next to a major public amenity like this civic park.
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Postby cdub » Mon May 23, 2011 8:12 am

Very ambitious indeed.  I wish they'd shown a connection from 84th to the new town square.  No need to completely bury it IMO.  If they can build some quick density in residential is would certainly help facilitate some change over for the boxes.  The City is going to have to help out a lot on this one, every step.

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Postby Globochem » Tue May 24, 2011 12:51 am

Whereas I can't believe that I am writing this, this is a magnificent addition to the metro area.  La Vista being able to pull this off and finally have an example of bona fide local suburban renewal is an absolute gamechanger.  Is there anywhere to follow the progress of development along this corridor?

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Postby Globochem » Tue May 24, 2011 1:23 am

wow.  just wow.  Is there developer support for this?

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Postby RNcyanide » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:20 am

La Vista is looking at ways to fund a revival of the 84th Street drag. Still a LONG LONG way out, but they are investigating every avenue to make this happen.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130610/MONEY/706109944/1707#la-vista-pins-hopes-on-swath-of-green
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Postby RNcyanide » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:10 am

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:29 am

Sorry I was in a bind for a second there.  I hope La Vista can pull of even a quarter of this vision though, 84th is one depressing stretch as it sits now.

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Postby RNcyanide » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:35 am

iamjacobm wrote:Sorry I was in a bind for a second there.  I hope La Vista can pull of even a quarter of this vision though, 84th is one depressing stretch as it sits now.


Me too. It's a shame that it will take so long. They mentioned a scale of anywhere from 5-20 years before they can pull enough money together to make it happen.
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Postby cp jay 07 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:41 am

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:Also, it would be really interesting to do a "before and after" statistical analysis of the values of the homes that are directly adjacent to La Vista Falls golf course (when it was an active golf course, if it is closed already) vs. the values of the same homes when they are all-of-a-sudden located next to a major public amenity like this civic park.


The Falls is still an active Executive course that is still fun to play on weeknights. Personally I think this is a all a big wet dream for LaVista we will never see happen. Remember when LaVista wanted a new water park and had fancy designs and even a opening date, yeah that never happened.

I do find it interesting that Mayor Kindig wants to close LaVista falls so badly (It's always come up since he's been in office) especially since he runs Papio Greens. Who would benefit the most from the closing of LaVista's 9 hole course? I am Papillion's 9 hole course. Just a interesting tid bit that has never been brought up really.

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Postby jessep28 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:33 pm

The pool replacement was contingent on a bond issue that would have raised property taxes. Voters turned it down twice. I speculate that they will try to shoehorn the pool in with the 84th St. park project, but we will see.
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Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:12 pm

Property tax may jump-start La Vista plan for 84th Street revitalization

Erin Duffy: World-Herald staff writer wrote:to get the ball rolling on a plan to revitalize the ailing 84th Street business district, city officials are proposing a 2.6-cent redevelopment property tax to generate funding needed for the project. On top of that, La Vista is looking at a voter referendum on a half-cent sales tax increase.

“84th Street is one of the council's top strategic priorities,” City Administrator Brenda Gunn said at a budget hearing last Wednesday. “We have aggressive plans, and funding is critical to start the project.”
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Postby guitarguy » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:13 pm

Not a big fan of using taxes to fund major projects... These tax increases have a nasty habit of never going back down and becoming the new norm even after said project is paid for.

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Postby twiztid1 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:44 pm

The rendering looks good, but I doubt the project comes close to looking like that even if it comes to fruition.  Ultimately, I'd like to see something more unique than retail, light office, and pedestrian plazas with splash pads.  This formula is all over the metro.  I'm not sure what that unique development would be, but I'd like to see the city go outside the box, making it more of a destination.  La Vista has plenty of time to come up with something.

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Postby cdub » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:24 pm

The problem is that this is a huge drain and basically almost whatever it takes to make it work is worth a shot.  Taxpayers will see benefit so its a fair way to handle it I think.  

As for there being'enough of these' in the metro?  Ha, there are a couple places maybe that have the complete mix you mentioned combined with the family amenities.  What there are enough of is old passed over suburban strips.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:50 am

City Council put this proposal on hold until next year...
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Re: La Vista's "Golden Mile"

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:49 pm

http://www.ketv.com/news/la-vista-mayor-asks-residents-to-approve-tax-increase/24383082

La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig wants residents to get behind a half-cent tax increase to improve the dilapidated 84th Street Corridor.

His plan to bring back the luster of the so-called Golden Mile will go before the city council on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

"We are to the point now that, for that to move forward, we need to have a revenue source to make it happen," Kindig said.

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Postby Coyote » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:44 pm

La Vista council to consider asking voters to raise sales tax for 84th Street redevelopment

Emily Nohr:World-Herald staff writer wrote:The park alone could cost $42 million, according to preliminary estimates. La Vista doesn't have detailed cost estimates on other projects, said city spokesman Mitch Beaumont. Raising the sales tax a half-cent would bring in an estimated $1.1 million per year, Kindig said.
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