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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:40 pm

I keep saying it, but this project is so big for the city. So much office and residential along the riverfront. It almost seems like the Omaha side of the river was developed before the city learned what new urbanism was. The Iowa side of the bridge is going to be an awesome lively area, really hope this project can spill over the river and help more development over here.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby thenewguy » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:51 am

The bridge to "nowhere" will at last be the bridge to "somewhere"

As a council bluffs resident who lives on the west end, i am truly excited for this. It makes me happy to see us land a project like this and be part of the impending development boom in the metro. I am curious to see which businesses will inhabit the office space, and which businesses will be part of the retail/shops. I would also be curious to see when the 2 residential towers are scheduled to be erected and when they will start to presell or rent
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby Greg S » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:34 am

This is such a fantastic project. When this gets done plus the park that is already there, that area will be such a great gateway for CB.

Have they done anything to improve the area to prevent additional flooding. That is the only concern I have for the area. I believe it's flooded in that area twice in the last 5 years.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:52 am

This is great! I really hope the final product doesn't deviate much from the plan.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:33 am

Greg S wrote:This is such a fantastic project. When this gets done plus the park that is already there, that area will be such a great gateway for CB.

Have they done anything to improve the area to prevent additional flooding. That is the only concern I have for the area. I believe it's flooded in that area twice in the last 5 years.

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The dry side of the levy hasn't actually flooded. In 2011 they were having problems with sand boils though. I am sure they have done thorough testing and going to modify the buildings as such.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby Greg S » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:54 pm

I was thinking of where they host the concerts now, Hanafan Park.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:56 pm

Greg S wrote:I was thinking of where they host the concerts now, Hanafan Park.

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It is designed to be flooded. It sits on the wet side of the levee.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby Greg S » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:47 pm

OK gotcha. So there will be a levee between Hanafan Park and the West End development? Is it visible when you are in the park?

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:52 pm

Greg S wrote:OK gotcha. So there will be a levee between Hanafan Park and the West End development? Is it visible when you are in the park?

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The bike trail on the Iowa side runs along the top of it.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby Seva » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:03 pm

In my opinion this is the most important development in Omaha right now (pending what happens with lot B and the streetcar project) because it involves the riverfront and is probably the riskiest project in the metro area since Midtown Crossing. We currently have a world class river, a beautiful bridge spanning it that will be a focal point for the city for decades...and nothing else of note.

Here's to this development reaching its full potential and leading towards renewed efforts on the riverfront to take advantage of our most notable natural feature!

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby MTO » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:08 pm

But when it eventually floods they'll get this view. Plus a light show that tracks the fish.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:47 pm

I think a light show tracking the fish would be cool.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby bigredmed » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:46 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:I think a light show tracking the fish would be cool.


With the leaping Asian Carps, you could add in some aerial lights and get a motion effect that would be cool.

Still that is land that is flood prone and like Boyer Chute's federal overlords have determined, there is no reason to build anything there when 10 years from now, the next "500 year flood" will come and destroy it.

Good to see some interest in CB in developing western CB, but I would be very interested in knowing how they plan to divert the flood water.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby nativeomahan » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:01 am

Drove by the park yesterday. I thought that there was going to be construction ongoing just east of the park? Absolutely nothing is happening.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby MTO » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:15 am

Not quite yet. There will be a little extra site prep on this one.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:33 am

nativeomahan wrote:Drove by the park yesterday. I thought that there was going to be construction ongoing just east of the park? Absolutely nothing is happening.

I think the last articles mentioned work will start after Labor day with buildings beginning to rise in Spring 2016.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:02 am

Drove by yesterday and noticed stakes and markers in the dirt. Looks like they are close to beginning construction.

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Postby MTO » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:37 am

skinzfan23 wrote:Drove by yesterday and noticed stakes and markers in the dirt. Looks like they are close to beginning construction.


On the western portion?
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:39 am

It is on the east of the levee where the soccer fields used to be.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby MTO » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:57 pm

I am talking east of the dike, what portion of that area (east of the trail where the plans talked about for months now) are they marking out. It's a large lot it's actually larger than Lot B if you look from satellite. I'm curious if they are just doing everything at once or phasing.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:08 pm

After driving by it at lunch it appears the first markers are on the east part of the lot, actually where the baseball field used to be. The markers appeared in the area marked with the 4 (podium apts) and 5 (tuck-under apts), although I think the first part of development is going to be one of the office buildings which will house the Iowa West Foundation. I am pretty sure that the condo towers are a later phase to be developed. I wouldn't be surprised if this is a lot like Aksarben Village, which is being developed over a decade.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:18 am

Little more park space coming.

http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/local/council-gives-go-ahead-for-upgrades-to-river-s-edge/article_06e5e2b1-10a9-50e5-a7f1-e57139188219.html

The new portion of the park, about two acres in size, will be located directly east of the park’s Great Lawn and on the dry side of the Missouri River levee. It will involve the creation of “unique play features” and a community hall, City Parks Director Larry Foster said.

Council members voted 4-1, with Al Ringgenberg in opposition, to approve the project.

The firm of Sasaki Associates will do design work on the play elements, water play features, a plaza, landscapring, a walkway and other amenities.

Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture Inc. has been chosen for the design of the community hall, which will be available to rent for birthday parties, weddings and other gatherings, complete with large windows offering spacious views of the Great Lawn and downtown Omaha in the distance, Foster said. The building would also offer public restrooms.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby nebraska0490 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:20 pm

I am part of the developing team on the park. It's going to be pretty cool; a great asset for Omaha and Council Bluffs.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:45 pm

Care to share more details with us?
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby nebraska0490 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:51 am

Phase Two of the park is meant to be a more intimate setting. There are ideas of a small amphitheater, play grove with key play structures from an artist (non typical play), water and mist elements, and a large "porch" that overlooks Omaha. The building is to have a civic transparent conference room, public and private restrooms, as well as a grand staircase (one of the first elements you will see when exiting off of the pedestrian bridge) that leads to a rooftop. Idea of being raised up (even if it is just 15-18 ft), will give you views of the Missouri as well as the skyline.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:19 am

That's an odd concept but cool, that park lacks an umph to it.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby nativeomahan » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:58 am

Construction appears to have begun in earnest. Earth is turned and heavy equipment is on site.

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Postby MTO » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:55 pm

I'm not going to be an àsshole and just tell you about it I took some shots to share.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby nativeomahan » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:18 pm

???

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Postby MTO » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:58 pm

Totally kidding.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:13 am

That was fast! At this rate they should finish it by at the latest, 2019.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby IowaChicken » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:54 pm

Has anyone heard of the city possible buying out any more of the Neighborhood. Specificly Ave B?

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Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:36 pm

Did they ever say when it was projected to be completed?
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:45 pm

Probably over a decade.

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Postby MTO » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:12 pm

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

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

MAC, River’s Edge Park projects move forward

The foundation awarded a $1 million grant to help fund the second phase of the Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park.
“Phase II will be exceptionally nice,” Mayor Matt Walsh said. “It will put a signature on Tom Hanafan Park.”
The second phase is planned for two acres directly east of the Great Lawn on the dry side of the levee and will feature a water playground and a community building that can be rented for birthday parties, weddings and other gatherings.
The building will be designed with large windows offering spacious views of the Great Lawn and downtown Omaha in the distance, as well as having public restrooms, City Parks Director Larry Foster said.
A plaza, landscaping and a walkway are also planned, he said, while interactive public art is a possibility.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:26 pm

That will be great for the riverfront. I can already see all the wedding party photos on the bridge...


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