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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:27 pm

I think the medians would be similar to the ones they have east of 8th st on Broadway. I think they look really nice there, but the biggest difference is that there are really only a few businesses, mostly on the south side of Broadway there.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:04 am

The city council voted 3-2 to eliminate medians from the plan.

The interesting quote from the World Herald:
As a result of the council vote, the Iowa West Foundation — which was planning to underwrite a fourth of the project’s cost, $9 million — will have to decide what course of action to take, according to Pete Tulipana, the foundation president and CEO. The Iowa West money was committed when the master plan included medians.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:19 am

I get the businesses not wanting this because they have had easy access for decades now. Whatever they do w/o medians wont end up looking all that great IMO though.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:56 pm

Iowa West board puts remaining funds for West Broadway beautification project on hold

The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors has voted to continue to fund phase one of the five-phase West Broadway renovation master plan, but it couldn’t reach a decision on the funding of the remaining phases. The board has asked the Council Bluffs City Council to work with Iowa West on the next step in the process and did not rule out revisiting the matter.

The Iowa West board made its decision at a meeting on Tuesday and informed the city in a letter. The board unanimously approved continued funding of phase one, which was not materially changed by the council’s amendment. The board said it was “unable at the present time” to reach a decision on whether to make a funding commitment on phases two through five.

“We believed we had an agreement between partners on the scope of this project. If the city is allowed to make material and substantial changes to the West Broadway beautification project unilaterally and mid-way through the project, that creates a situation where the foundation has funded the project without knowing the ultimate outcome of the project,” the board said in the letter. “You would never allow us to do that, and you can certainly understand that we can’t go forward on that basis.”

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:52 am

From the Nonpareil:

The Iowa West Foundation has announced it will fund the beautification aspects of the West Broadway renovation project in Council Bluffs.

In a letter to the Council Bluffs City Council and Mayor Matt Walsh, the board said it will fund phases two through five of the project’s master plan. The board had paused its funding of those phases after the City Council removed medians from the plan in March.

The foundation will grant the city $7.93 million, amending its initial pledge of $9 million, less the cost of the medians.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby thenewguy » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:39 pm

What's going in next to Arby's? I can't seem to find it in this thread when I search.
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Postby Coyote » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:12 pm

thenewguy wrote:What's going in next to Arby's? I can't seem to find it in this thread when I search.

Which 'next to'? The 28th St Arby's?
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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby Brad » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:36 pm

thenewguy wrote:What's going in next to Arby's? I can't seem to find it in this thread when I search.


Too me it looked like the staging area for the Broadway construction project.

Speaking of Broadway, looks like the sewers and water main are finished and paving has already begun. 35th Street has been re-paved north of the intersection and the new curb and gutter sections are going in along the north side of the street. Most of the driveways look to be re-paved as well.
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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:10 am

I agree, I am pretty sure the lot next to Arbys is for construction staging. It has been a vacant lot so they are using it for temporary storage.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby hawksfan87 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:34 pm

Looks like the old J&J Tire Service building at 2514 West Broadway has been purchased. Name on it is 25 Broadway Properties LLC. LLC appears to be registered to a Kyle Cheatham who looks to be an optometrist. He is at Vision Specialists of Council Bluffs at 1505 West Broadway Suite 3-5 currently so possibly new office to be built?

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Postby hawksfan87 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:39 pm

As well the building at 2400 W Broadway is sale pending per Heartland Properties website and the parking lot next to it on 24th and Broadway is also sale pending which is currently owned by the Pott. Co. Development Corp. These parcels are located by the Black Squirrel tattoo shop on Broadway.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby tonylaw74 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:26 pm

Does anyone know if the paving is completed for westbound Broadway on the parts they're working on? I ask because I know there's asphalt down but it feels like it's not completely finished. It's very bumpy and it's not even level with the flagstones at the 35th street intersection. If this is the final product, then I'm very disappointed.

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Postby Brad » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:49 pm

tonylaw74 wrote:Does anyone know if the paving is completed for westbound Broadway on the parts they're working on? I ask because I know there's asphalt down but it feels like it's not completely finished. It's very bumpy and it's not even level with the flagstones at the 35th street intersection. If this is the final product, then I'm very disappointed.


No, it still needed the surface course when I was on it over the weekend.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:52 pm

After driving on this numerous times, I can say that I am surprised they decided to use asphalt instead of concrete. With the brick inlay and the concrete in the intersections, I wonder how the asphalt will wear in comparison. Usually asphalt sinks and needs repair more often. I just feel that since they were ripping out the whole street and putting in new sewers, they would have at least invested in paving it to last for 20-30 years. This was CB's chance to do it right and I am afraid that these earlier sections are already going to need repair by the time the last sections are complete in 5 more years.

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Postby tonylaw74 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:59 am

skinzfan23 wrote:After driving on this numerous times, I can say that I am surprised they decided to use asphalt instead of concrete. With the brick inlay and the concrete in the intersections, I wonder how the asphalt will wear in comparison. Usually asphalt sinks and needs repair more often. I just feel that since they were ripping out the whole street and putting in new sewers, they would have at least invested in paving it to last for 20-30 years. This was CB's chance to do it right and I am afraid that these earlier sections are already going to need repair by the time the last sections are complete in 5 more years.


Completely agree.

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:02 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:After driving on this numerous times, I can say that I am surprised they decided to use asphalt instead of concrete. With the brick inlay and the concrete in the intersections, I wonder how the asphalt will wear in comparison. Usually asphalt sinks and needs repair more often. I just feel that since they were ripping out the whole street and putting in new sewers, they would have at least invested in paving it to last for 20-30 years. This was CB's chance to do it right and I am afraid that these earlier sections are already going to need repair by the time the last sections are complete in 5 more years.

They are doing asphalt? That's just stupid for a rebuild like what they are doing. Go with the longer lasting (and IMO better looking) surface.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:11 am

Yeah I can't believe it. First, they took out the median idea and now finding out they are doing asphalt. The only good thing is repairs are easier and cheaper for asphalt, but I have been through many towns where their mainstreet was redone with concrete and brick and it really changes the appearance of the area. Asphalt....I am not so sure.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby HR Paperstacks » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 pm

Asphalt is nice at first but degrades pretty quick. Soon the street will be filled with cracks and tar fillings.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby MTO » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:38 am

That’s kinda the Kentucky patina we’re all familiar with.
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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby hawksfan87 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:23 pm

I will wait to judge it until it's all complete, but either way it's still going to be a vast improvement to what west broadway currently looks like. Not to mention the new sewer system being installed should help with the standing water the road often experiences after heavy rainfalls.

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Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Postby MTO » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:08 pm

The reconstruction of the entire interchange will be a bigger deal than this. It’ll completely change the feel of the area as it tries to tie the Playland Park development into west broadway.
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