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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:32 pm

Also there are talks of a new low rise corporate HQ building downtown. Gavilon currently leases space on Conagra's campus, but is looking at building its own structure downtown with a large per floor sq footage in order to accommodate their trading floor operations.

The mayor publicly stated that the land they are looking at could be better utilized with more than ~4 floors. Might not change much though, if they don't want to get in a joint venture with a private developer nothing of substantial height will probably happen.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by KCMax » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:07 am

Rosenblatt Stadium being torn down

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot...

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by KCKev » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:34 pm

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by WSPanic » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:33 pm

KCKev wrote::(



I enjoyed the CWS at the Blatte, but in my opinion, the new stadium/location are awesome. Inside the stadium, it is very similar to the feeling of Rosenblatte (with modern concourses/amenities). And outside, you still have the "tent party" feel going - only bigger/better. I thought the general feel and friendliness associated with the CWS and Omaha carried over to downtown nearly seamlessly.

And the parking and access is much better.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:16 am

Speaking of the new ballpark... apparently the UFL and Nighthawks are returning this Fall... complete with a CBS Sports television deal in hand.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by shinatoo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:45 am

Just got back from another few days in Omaha. Downtown has come together very nicely with just a few gaps between Dodge and the new ballpark that need to be filled in. I don't care for the way that 480 cuts into downtown, actually makes me thankful that we have a trench instead of an elevated highway in our entertainment district in KC.

Would rather have neither, of course, but we are car drivers here on the prairie.

The Union Pacific building is freaking awesome. Nice on the outside but very cool on the inside. Businesses like large floor plates. When you take up the whole block, you have a very big floor plate.
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:20 pm

Of course, big gap to be filled with this...

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by shinatoo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:55 pm

Very cool. What is it?
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:56 pm

It's the announced development for this parking lot across from the arena and next to the awful elevated 480. This lot if you recognize it.
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350 hotel rooms, 280 apartment units, 61,000+ retail space $176 million. It has been announced for about 8 months now and I guess they are still working on some funding.

I hope it gets done, I still have a bit of a negative hangover from the Wallstreet Tower mess though. Would hate to see another high profile project fall through.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:11 am

A little history... a food plant and sporting goods store were demolished to create this 'temporary' surface lot (relatively recently), in order to make up for the loss of CenturyLink Center parking to the TD Ameritrade park. The new project includes a public parking garage as well.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by Linkin5 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:20 pm

Lincoln Update:

Memorial Stadium Expansion (new seating will be ~92,000)

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New Arena:

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Video of new developments that are going to be around arena:

For those familiar with Lincoln the development will be directly west of the Haymarket in the area where the old Trainyard was located. The Amtrak station has already been moved about 100 yards west and is already open.

http://journalstar.com/news/local/video ... 9ce43.html

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by shinatoo » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:51 pm

Drove by the new arena last week and the rake on the seating looks incredibly steep. Any renderings?
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Re: News from Omaha

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:16 am

Another Omaha project as well. 110 unit office conversion.
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:09 pm

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by kboish » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:34 am

IS THIS A STADIUM BUILT FOR ANTS? YOU FOOL!

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:19 am

Actually, in spite of it's basketball program vacuum... NU has averaged over 10,000 a game (2011-12 season). That's higher than Okie State, Texas Tech, OU, Baylor, ... some other notables... Duke, Villanova, Pitt, Utah, ...

So you see... aside from the play itself... the basketball attendance situation in Lincoln isn't all that bad.

Now, of course, compared to Creighton... which, ahem... is -#6- (read that again, that's right) in the nation in attendance! NU attendance is hurting badly.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by StL_Dan » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:33 am

My son and I went to the CWS this year....stayed in a hotel at Carter Lake a min or two from downtown. Loved my experience at the stadium...walked west through downtown to the Old Market area taking in the little pond park and view of the highrises. My whole perception (where have I seen that word (trailerkid) in this forum before?) of the city and region has been changed. I'm looking fwd to returning next year.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:27 pm

StL_Dan wrote:My son and I went to the CWS this year....stayed in a hotel at Carter Lake a min or two from downtown. Loved my experience at the stadium...walked west through downtown to the Old Market area taking in the little pond park and view of the highrises. My whole perception (where have I seen that word (trailerkid) in this forum before?) of the city and region has been changed. I'm looking fwd to returning next year.


Great to hear! I think downtown is getting pretty good to hosting those big events. Spread out enough to not be crazy packed, but close enough to walk. Tons of hotel rooms now too. Omaha almost always has people leaving saying it was better than expected.

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