News from Omaha

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:45 am

Lerner Building, which has been vacant since 95, is going to get redone including a 3 floor addition. ~40 units with street level retail.
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:13 pm

New Gavilon Headquarters 5 floors 131,225 sq foot building.
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:01 pm

Proposed UNO hockey, basketball and volleyball arena. Supposed to hold 7500 and be built on campus.
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Fri May 31, 2013 9:50 am

Some solid development for Omaha right now.

These 3 are in the downtown/Old Market area the two apartment buildings are directly west of the Old Market and the Hyatt Place is smack in the middle of it.

75 unit 5 floor apartment building going up. Broke ground a few weeks ago.
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2 blocks away this building will be going up pretty soon. No details on number of units, but it looks like 50+ from the size.
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Hyatt Place, 159 unit hotel. Supposed to be open in late fall.
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In the CBD the new Gavilon HQ has it's shape. Supposed to be ready to move into in December. Just wish it were taller.
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Further west there are two projects in the newly dubbed "Joslyn District"

The first smaller one is "The Junction." Rehab featuring 12 apartment units and commercial space on the street level.
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The the big project is an office to apartment conversion. Now open the long vacant building holds 194 apartment units.
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Two good projects in the midtown area as well. One that has been working it's way through TIF approval is a 149 apartment building about 3 blocks from the large Midtown Crossing development.

The second at Aksarben Village. Gordman's new HQ building is well underway with a large amount of steel up. The office building will have ground level retail space in accordance with all the other mixed uses in the area. Just a rendering for this one though.
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Re: News from Omaha

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:46 am

The Capitol District project is in front of the City Council for their $35 million TIF request. The $200 million project includes 350 hotel rooms, 250 apartment units, 140K sq ft of office space, 100K sq ft of retail space and 750 parking spaces. It will create 1000 construction jobs during the building process and 750 full time jobs when complete.

The plans are the same as the color renderings posted on page 2 of this thread.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:11 pm

Update from Omaha...

Retail

Re-built Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall opened this past Fall at I-80 Gretna exit southwest of Omaha, $112M, 350,000 sf, developer: OTB Destination
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4ZS-WHPw0Q
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Same developer has bought and proposing re-development of Crossroads Mall at 72nd and Dodge, will completely raze mall with exception of parking garage and Target, 400,000 sq ft of commercial, 400,000 sq ft of retail, hotel, two-acre public park, $50 bond for area infrastructure improvements

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Aksarben Village

Waitt Plaza, $50M, 125,000 sq ft of offices over first two levels of retail/restaurants
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Residence Inn
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Gordman's HQ
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UN-Omaha 8,000 seat arena, ground broken
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Midtown

Spaces, 701 Park Ave, $15M, 149 apartment units
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:58 pm

More downtown apartments

9th and Jones (past location of Butternut Building), $22M, 125 units
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13th and Jones, $13M, 100 apartments
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Limelight, 16th and Harney, topped out, addition of 3 floors to existing structure, $6M, 40 apartments
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15th and Jackson
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10th and Capitol, $205M, 350 room Marriott, 100,000 sf shops/restaurants, 140,000 sf office, 250 apartments, break ground Spring 2014
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Several large office buildings are being converted to apartments

Wire Apartments, renovated AT&T communications building, $41M, 290 apartments, Nustyle Development
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Slate Apartments, $13M, 117 apartments, Nustyle Development
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Highline (former NNG/Enron HQ), $30M, 200 apartments, completed
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Office/commercial

New proposal for former UP/Wallstreet tower site...

Lanoha Tower, 14th and Dodge, 25 floors
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Completed Hyatt Place in Old Market, $24M, 155 rooms
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KETV renovating Burlington Station into new studios, $22M
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:13 pm

Former US Federal building converted to Residence Inn, $23M, 152 rooms
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Barker Building converted to apartments, ground floor retail/restaurant, $10M, 48 units
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:21 pm

Century Link Center saw it's largest crowd in history last night (18,868) ... senior night for Creighton basketball, not just any senior night, this one sending off Doug McDermott, who also hit the 3,000 career point mark and became 7th highest scoring player in NCAA history on way to win over Providence.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by swid » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:11 pm

The one major exhibit type Omaha's zoo doesn't have (but KC's zoo does) will be added:

Henry Doorly Zoo announces $70 million, 28-acre African grasslands exhibit

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:39 pm

swid wrote:The one major exhibit type Omaha's zoo doesn't have (but KC's zoo does) will be added:

Henry Doorly Zoo announces $70 million, 28-acre African grasslands exhibit
I have been to Omaha Zoo twice, the first time i was impressed by the Jungle, Desert, Aquarium and the Swamp area. We didn't see much else since it was winter and we were blown away by those exhibits. When we went back in Summer we though the other outdoor exhibits were very average to below average. This Africa thing might actually make it a great all around zoo.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Thu May 01, 2014 8:21 pm

Very happy to see them looking to add 40+ tec based employees downtown. We needed some good vibes after the MindMixer news and just the other day Pacific Life announced they are leaving their downtown office space for a built to suit project in Aksarben Village.
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Re: News from Omaha

Post by gsmith601 » Wed May 28, 2014 3:20 pm

HUDL coming to Omaha softened the blow of MindMixer moving from Omaha to KC.

The Shamrock-Capital District development near the Century Link Center seems to have stalled. As we approach summer, no development has started.

UNO's new arena will not seat 8k, will be closer to 7000 or 7500.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:49 pm

$200M Capitol District project broke ground today

http://on.ketv.com/1np0Yyl

333-room Marriott Hotel
225 apartments
125,000 square feet of office space
90,000 square feet for dining and entertainment venues
500 stall parking garage

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by gsmith601 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:34 am

Latest reports have Shamrock going up in phases, not all at once. Hotel will be first.

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Bus Rapid Transit

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Omaha World Herald wrote:The federal government is poised to award a $15 million grant to Metro bus system for a major upgrade to mass transit in Omaha.

The grant would help pay for a bus rapid transit line through central Omaha, from Westroads Mall to downtown, with about a dozen stops between.

Metro transit, after a two-year study with the City of Omaha, had applied for an $18.6 million grant from the Transportation Department to help pay for the $31 million project.

The department sent advance notice of a $14.96 million grant award to Congress on Tuesday.
Larry Farnsworth, a spokesman for Rep. Lee Terry, said, “Anytime the federal government can work cooperatively with local governments to meet the transportation needs of its local citizens, Congressman Terry believes it’s a positive thing, and he’s pleased the DOT recognizes the needs of the metro community.”
Metro transit’s top official declined to comment Wednesday. “I haven’t received official notification,” Executive Director Curt Simon said.

Bus rapid transit employs sleek, rubber-wheeled vehicles that run in designated bus lanes.
In April, Metro transit had announced that its study with the city culminated in a recommendation for a combination of bus rapid transit and a streetcar.

The city is working on an agreement with Metro transit to complete the next phase of study for the downtown and midtown transit improvements. The study involves engineering; developing a financial plan for construction and operation; and developing a governance structure.

The Transportation Department money would come from the government’s Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant program.

In its grant application, Metro transit says it has the financial capacity to provide the additional funding beyond the $18.6 million it had requested.

Metro transit’s grant application says the line’s connections would include the Old Market, Midtown Crossing, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its new cancer research center, UNO, Methodist Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. The line would be 8 miles long.

According to the federal notice, the project would include eight rapid transit buses and 14 “station pairs” along the route.

City Councilman Chris Jerram said Wednesday that he was hopeful that Omaha would be on the list when TIGER grants are officially announced in the next few days.

“I’m filled with optimism,” Jerram said. “So many people have worked so hard on this in the last two years.”
Omaha World Herald wrote:U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will visit Omaha on Monday to make a "major transportation funding announcement," his department said today.

The press release did not say what the announcement will be. The World-Herald reported Thursday that the U.S. Department of Transportation would award a $15 million grant to Omaha's Metro transit agency for a bus rapid transit line in central Omaha.
Foxx announced Friday that the department will award that grant to Omaha as part of $600 million distributed for projects across the country in the federal government's 2014 TIGER grant program.

The department said Foxx would be joined by Metro Executive Director Curt Simon, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Nebraska Department of Roads Director Randy Peters and Ken Cook, president of Mutual of Omaha's East Campus Realty.
BRT route shown in first diagram... second is for proposed light rail route, for which federal funding is also being sought
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