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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:21 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Looks like streets are all done, including streetlights installed.

I think the streetlights have been in for a few months. It looks weird with the high street lights in a dirt lot with a few paved streets.

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:42 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Looks like streets are all done, including streetlights installed.

I think the streetlights have been in for a few months. It looks weird with the high street lights in a dirt lot with a few paved streets.


I don't get over the river very often obviously!

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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby buildomaha » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:29 pm

I've been watching nothing happen on this forum for a while and have wondered if anything is happening with the area anymore? :lol:

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Postby EastCB » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:37 pm

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buildomaha wrote:I've been watching nothing happen on this forum for a while and have wondered if anything is happening with the area anymore? :lol:

Follow the Council Bluffs City Council Meetings. Broadmoor Development will be building the apartments and townhomes. It's moving along as fast as many Omaha developments. :D

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:21 am

Thats good to hear that they are still progressing...it is hard to tell physically from the playland park site.

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Postby IowaChicken » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:02 pm

As a resident of the 4100 ave B block seeing it everyday it does seem to be going very slowly.

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:50 am

IowaChicken wrote:As a resident of the 4100 ave B block seeing it everyday it does seem to be going very slowly.


Yeah, I atleast wish they had more urgency on the 2 story park building currently u/c. At this rate they are going to miss the whole summer.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:52 am

New road proposed along Council Bluffs riverfront

Currently, people attending events at the Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park or at Harrah’s Casino must travel back east to Interstate 29 or South 35th Street if they want to travel further south to Ameristar Casino or other sites in that part of town, according to Reeder. In the short time frame, though a specific timetable isn’t set, the plan calls for a road west of I-29 that would connect Ninth Avenue with Nebraska Avenue to the south, Reeder said. After that, the road could perhaps be extended farther south to Veterans Memorial Highway, he added.

To make this project a reality, city officials have received a “once in a lifetime” opportunity from the Iowa Department of Transportation, which must lengthen the Union Pacific Railroad bridge over I-29 to make way for a wider interstate as part of the overall interstate reconstruction around Council Bluffs, Reeder said.

The DOT has agreed to lengthen the bridge even further to the west to allow room for this proposed two-lane river road, he said, though the city will have to pay for that further extension. Without this extension, the city would need to tunnel a connection – and it’s doubtful Union Pacific would agree to this, according to Reeder.

The cost for the extended bridge work is estimated at less than $3 million, and the DOT has agreed to a five-year repayment plan by the city for that work, which the DOT would pay upfront.

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Postby Brad » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:38 am

That would be great! Hopefully that drive is eventually continued north to River Edge Park too!
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Postby MTO » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:43 pm

A new access road sounds like a greate idea especially if it eventually goes from highway 275 to N 40th Street. Although Dodge Park stands in the way perhaps they could transition the rout into 37th street at the Harrah's exit. Reconstruction of the freeway through that area is about to start I wonder if they'll reconsider the alignments for this proposal.
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Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:17 am

Plans for twin residential towers in Playland Park become clearer

Two residential towers in the Council Bluffs Playland Park area are moving closer to reality as a development agreement between the developer and the city is set for a late March city council vote.

One of the towers will consist of 125 to 175 apartments ranging in size from 800 to 1,200 square feet in either studios or one- or two-bedroom models, Mayor Matt Walsh said. They’ll be primarily targeted to the millennial and young professional market. The other tower will consist of up to 60 condo units that will be about 1,000 square feet each and targeted to empty nesters and baby boomers.

The project investment is expected to be approximately $33,354,000.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:00 am

Can't wait to see some renderings. Getting this side of the river built up is going to make the "bridge to nowhere" seem like the nowhere side is in Nebraska.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:14 am

Some info from the city council agenda on the residential proposal.

• Developer acquires Block 1 of River's Edge Subdivision (75,118 sq. ft.) for $751,180, which is
approximately $10.00 psf.
• Developer initiates the construction of two residential towers on the site. One tower will consist
of 125 to 175 condo units ranging in size from 800 to 1,200 sq. ft. and will be either studios, one
bedroom or two bedroom units. These units will be targeted to the millennial/young professional
market. The second condo tower will consist of up to 60 units, approximately 1,000 sq. ft. each
and will be targeted to "empty nesters" and baby boomers.
• The millennial/YP condo tower will not begin construction until or simultaneous to the
construction of the "empty nester"/baby boomer condo tower. The "empty nester"/baby boomer
condo tower will require 50% of total units be sold prior to construction.
• The company expects to initiate construction by February 1, 2018 and be completed by July 30,
2020.
• The project investment is expected to be approximately $33,354,000, which will be the value
stated in the minimum assessment agreement.
•If the Developer has not started construction of the "empty nester" /baby boomer condo tower
within 24 months from the closing date, the City shall have the right to repurchase the property
from the Developer at a price equal to 75% of the purchase price less the costs of any closing costs
paid at closing.

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Thu May 04, 2017 3:47 pm

iamjacobm wrote:• Developer acquires Block 1 of River's Edge Subdivision (75,118 sq. ft.) for $751,180
• One tower will consist of 125 to 175 condo units
• The second condo tower will consist of up to 60 units
• The project investment is expected to be approximately $33,354,000, which will be the value
stated in the minimum assessment agreement.

Super quick math:

33,500,000 dollars / 200 units = $167,500 average cost per unit. If the developer is expecting a 30% profit margin (just made that number up) then they need to charge an average of $218,000 per unit.

I'm not sure if the land cost is included in the 33 million dollar quote.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:20 am

Thanks for the picture, but that has to be one of the slowest construction projects in the metro. They started construction a year ago and this is all they have.

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Postby IowaChicken » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:32 am

Does anyone have any insight to what they are digging or building across from 41 and B?

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Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:11 pm

IowaChicken wrote:Does anyone have any insight to what they are digging or building across from 41 and B?

I believe this is still the game plan... So apts, condos..
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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:39 am

From the article about the 100 block:

That River’s Edge project, led by Omaha developer Noddle Cos., is underway adjacent to the Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park. Broadmoor Development recently began construction on the site’s first residential units.

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Postby MTO » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:27 pm

I hope they get to that stuff on the west end especially those One Renaissance Center buildings sooner than later.
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MTO wrote:I hope they get to that stuff on the west end especially those One Renaissance Center buildings sooner than later.


Those one Renaissance Buildings have been dead for a decade now...
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Postby MTO » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:39 pm

I know I was applying that name to the two residential midrises in this project (from the rendering) as a joke.
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Postby thenewguy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:01 am

Do the current plans still match the rendering? What exactly is that structure adjacent to the levee? I dont see it in the rendering, and it doesnt look like the two condo towers would fit in now that it is there.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:47 am

thenewguy wrote:Do the current plans still match the rendering? What exactly is that structure adjacent to the levee? I dont see it in the rendering, and it doesnt look like the two condo towers would fit in now that it is there.

I believe that is the parks building that has been mentioned.

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Postby thenewguy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:31 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
thenewguy wrote:Do the current plans still match the rendering? What exactly is that structure adjacent to the levee? I dont see it in the rendering, and it doesnt look like the two condo towers would fit in now that it is there.

I believe that is the parks building that has been mentioned.
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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:34 am

I noticed the walls are going up on the apartments and townhomes along Avenue A.

The parks building continues at a glacial pace.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:41 pm

iamjacobm wrote:I noticed the walls are going up on the apartments and townhomes along Avenue A.

The parks building continues at a glacial pace.


Clearly I was wrong about the pavilion. The finishes they used didn't make it look like an end product from 480.

http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/good_news/the-pavilion-at-tom-hanafan-river-s-edge-park-opens/article_5e85f5ae-b470-11e7-88fb-f7b54c290fc1.html

A large gathering of city and county officials, local organization leaders and residents enjoyed the facility for the first time, which will see frequent use in the future, according to Mayor Matt Walsh.

Larry Foster, director of the city’s parks and recreation department, said the creation of the pavilion was a way for parkgoers to enjoy their time in the area.

“We resurrected the idea of having a pavilion like parks in the old days, but with a modern face,” Foster addressed the crowd, before lamenting that the roof was inaccessible Thursday night due to construction.

“It’s a place everybody can be proud of and use,” Foster said, for weddings, birthday parties, business meetings and more, while remaining affordable.

The facility features restrooms open to the public, a rooftop deck, a plaza, a water wall and a public water play park, which will — when finished — emit fog. The whole attraction is “unrivaled” in the region, Walsh said.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:05 am

Here are the pictures from the article:

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Postby GrandpaaSmucker » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:33 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
Clearly I was wrong about the pavilion. The finishes they used didn't make it look like an end product from 480.



No you were right the first time! The thing does look rough. It is better then nothing though.

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Postby NovakOmaha » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:23 pm

Third picture....University of Nebraska? United Nations? The UN Cola?

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:33 pm

NovakOmaha wrote:Third picture....University of Nebraska? United Nations? The UN Cola?

Yeah I have no idea. Doesn't make any sense what the UN stands for.

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Postby EastCB » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:58 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
NovakOmaha wrote:Third picture....University of Nebraska? United Nations? The UN Cola?

Yeah I have no idea. Doesn't make any sense what the UN stands for.

It's the un from Council Bluffs' logo.

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Postby hawksfan87 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:01 pm

It is for the city’s UN campaign that they have been doing a lot of. A visit to the city’s home page or unleashcb.com will give you more info

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Postby thenewguy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:52 pm

Id like to see updated renderings; it seems as though it may have changed
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Postby thenewguy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:25 pm

They have a yellow drill type machine on site
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Postby Coyote » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:20 pm

This is currently what is on Noddle's website:

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:50 pm

Thanks for the photos. I love the bike path.

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Postby MTO » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:44 am

Wow!
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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:25 am

Great photos and great to see it getting developed.


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