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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby jlincoln » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:31 pm

I hope they end up building condos that you can purchase. It seems everything built these days are rental apartments. What about people who want to live permanently in the metro area? Everything doesn't need to be super high-end. $250- 300K+ condos would sell fast. Build affordable housing, keep people here.

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Postby Brad » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:21 pm

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Postby MTO » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:14 pm

Thanks Brad, it is literally impossible to get shot of this thing from the ground b
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Postby skinzfan23 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:15 pm

MTO wrote:Thanks Brad, it is literally impossible to get shot of this thing from the ground b

Yeah I agree, that is the best look I think any of us have seen of this project.

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Postby Brad » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:25 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
MTO wrote:Thanks Brad, it is literally impossible to get shot of this thing from the ground b

Yeah I agree, that is the best look I think any of us have seen of this project.


Funny thing is, that wasn't even on the radar. I was working on a specific shot for a client and looked down and there it was so I shot it...
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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:23 pm

From this view maybe the great lawn should have been a bit wider. There's a bit of unusable space to the left of the parking lot

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Postby IowaChicken » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:13 pm

Hopefully they make that empty space more parking. As a resident of 41 and B we are hoping that someone comes in and buys us out to build their $300k condo's.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby thenewguy » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:50 pm

Drove by for the first time in a while today; the sewer pipe they are going to lay is huge...
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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:01 pm

thenewguy wrote:Drove by for the first time in a while today; the sewer pipe they are going to lay is huge...

My guess is that they are trying to prepare for all the extra ground water that the area seems to get.

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Postby nebraska0490 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:07 pm

River's Edge Park was finally announced today by the City of Council Bluffs so I can finally share the images associated with the project. Construction bidding will rap up mid December and construction on the park will begin this spring. A public roof deck and large community pavilion are also among the features. A full story should be in the paper this weekend.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby Brad » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:14 pm

Wow looks good. Must be confident the river isn't going to flood again?
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby nebraska0490 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:16 pm

Phase One of the park was actually designed to flood, just like the riverwalk in Chicago.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:21 pm

I am confused...is this building going to be on the dry side of the levee?

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Postby nebraska0490 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:24 pm

Yes, all of phase 2 (seen in the images above) is on the dry side of the leeve, adjacent (to the north) of the Iowa West Headquarters that HDR is designing.

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Postby Brad » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:25 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:I am confused...is this building going to be on the dry side of the levee?


I assumed it wasn't, that's why I was asking about the flood. I was guessing those lines on the left were the walls that are already on the the wet side of the levee...
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Postby Brad » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:28 pm

nebraska0490 wrote:adjacent (to the north) of the Iowa West Headquarters that HDR is designing.


Is this breaking news or did I miss that the HDR building was the Iowa West HQ?
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Postby Stargazer » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:11 pm

That's some serious conduit'age.

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Postby Brad » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:12 pm

Look like Coyote is doing Driveby's....

Stargazer wrote:That's some serious conduit'age.


I have done work in CB, but never with storm sewer... I can't imagine how much pipe they would need since the city is dead flat for 4 miles...
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Postby Coyote » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:40 pm

Brad wrote:Look like Coyote is doing Driveby's....


Only way to get those pics. :D
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Postby MTO » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:34 pm

Hard enough being the passenger taking shots, you got mad skills driving and shooting.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:58 am

From the Nonpareil:
The council also approved, on a 4-1 vote with Councilman Al Ringgenberg voting in opposition, a memorandum of understanding with Omaha-based Noodle Development Co. and the Iowa West Foundation for the development of a 750 stall parking garage at the Playland Park development.
The garage is expected to cost about $11.2 million, including $2 million each from the city government and Iowa West. The city will lease the garage with the option to purchase it after five years.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:03 pm

Excited to see the garage and office pop up. Going to change the entire feel of that side of the bridge.

Big time project for CB.

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Postby MTO » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:56 pm

It would be nice if CB continued to push for their western edge and along with the west Briadway corridor as their city center.
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Postby Busguy2010 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:49 am

MTO wrote:It would be nice if CB continued to push for their western edge and along with the west Briadway corridor as their city center.


Little off topic, but I had always wondered why Council Bluffs settled where it did when there is a river right here.

Must have been tired of climbing hills and said "Thank God! Flat land!"

Makes you wonder if the competing skylines would be much more impressive.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:25 am

My guess is that part of that had to do with flood control. Years ago, the Missouri River was much more "wild" and did not contain a levee system. Much of the land on the west end was farmland. The early residents lived near the Lincoln Monument and the Dodge House.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:37 am

A little more news from the city council regarding River's Edge:

The council also approved a memo of understanding on entering into a development agreement between the city and Broadmoor Development Co., also of Omaha. Broadmoor has proposed a multi-phased project creating 220,167 of leasable square feet that would contain 36 townhomes, 208 multi-family units and 9,465 square feet of commercial space.
Should Broadmoor complete the project, with an assessed value of $25,941,500 or more, within 25 months after construction starts, the company would receive economic development grants equal to 75 percent of the tax increments commencing June 1, 2020 and continuing for 18 years. Broadmoor will also be able to make applications for investment tax credits.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby MTO » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:32 pm

It's a small thing but if those two 10ers get built it'll give a nice urban ambience for those at the knoll and bridge. As they'll have DTO to the southwest RFP the northwest and the two new ones to the east.
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Postby Athomsfere » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:33 pm

MTO wrote:It's a small thing but if those two 10ers get built it'll give a nice urban ambience for those at the knoll and bridge. As they'll have DTO to the southwest RFP the northwest and the two new ones to the east.


Also, they'd be #2 and #3 for tallest buildings in CB

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Postby Erik » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:38 pm

Athomsfere wrote:
MTO wrote:It's a small thing but if those two 10ers get built it'll give a nice urban ambience for those at the knoll and bridge. As they'll have DTO to the southwest RFP the northwest and the two new ones to the east.


Also, they'd be #2 and #3 for tallest buildings in CB


I forget. What is the tallest building in CB?

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby Athomsfere » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:46 pm

Erik wrote:I forget. What is the tallest building in CB?


Harrah's Casino. The next tallest are all under 100ft.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby EastCB » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:49 pm

Thanks for the great pictures, Brad.

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Postby Brad » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:53 pm

EastCB wrote:Thanks for the great pictures, Brad.


No problem, I have fun taking them!
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby MTO » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:27 pm

KETV's little update...

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Postby MTO » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:32 pm

I doubt that's Sir Charge I think it's the elevation for the buildings and plaza.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby RockHarbor » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:50 am

I have to say I'm thrilled they are developing that area. And, I love that steel, orange-red art sculpture standing near the river. I always wanted Omaha (or the Omaha area) to get one of those, as many cities have one. It's really looking nice.

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Postby Busguy2010 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:12 am

RockHarbor wrote:I always wanted Omaha (or the Omaha area) to get one of those, as many cities have one.

Shows you how original we are!

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby RockHarbor » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:19 pm

Busguy2010 wrote:
RockHarbor wrote:I always wanted Omaha (or the Omaha area) to get one of those, as many cities have one.

Shows you how original we are!


Lol! Well, in my opinion, it is almost "en vogue" to get one nowadays. Chicago has the famous "Flamingo" sculpture. Los Angeles has a similar one. Those have curves, but there seems to be a trend of red or orange sculptures with straight pieces of steel now. Des Moines has one that almost sits like a giant jack, Milwaukee, too, so does Minneapolis. So does Dallas & Denver. Lincoln even has a smaller one downtown. I have yet to see a picture taken from that striking sculpture with the Omaha skyline in the backdrop. It has to be cool. I love taking pictures, and I haven't even been over there yet to take one.

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby Coyote » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:08 pm

RockHarbor wrote:I have yet to see a picture taken from that striking sculpture with the Omaha skyline in the backdrop. It has to be cool. I love taking pictures, and I haven't even been over there yet to take one.


Oh yeah? How about three pages back...:


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