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Re: News from Omaha

Post by warwickland » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:32 am

strange rendering...makes omaha look like the LA basin...

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by KCFutbol » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:55 pm

HDR to build downtown Omaha high-rise headquarters

http://www.omaha.com/money/hdr-to-build ... 16b58.html

They've been at 84th & Dodge for years. I worked there in the 80's.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by loftguy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:10 pm

KCFutbol wrote:HDR to build downtown Omaha high-rise headquarters

http://www.omaha.com/money/hdr-to-build ... 16b58.html

They've been at 84th & Dodge for years. I worked there in the 80's.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:03 pm

Probably not a huge skyle contribution... possibly shy of 300 feet, but just seeing a company like this, re-locate downtown from the suburbs... huge win... and given it's HDR, I'll be terribly disappointed if it's not an impressive design.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:47 am

Actually, the Capitol District rendering above... perhaps not coincidentally, has a 'ghost' structure, right about where the HDR block is... probably about the right height too.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by flyingember » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:32 am

eomaha.com wrote:Probably not a huge skyle contribution... possibly shy of 300 feet, but just seeing a company like this, re-locate downtown from the suburbs... huge win... and given it's HDR, I'll be terribly disappointed if it's not an impressive design.
I would hope they would put their money into things like making it energy efficient and great workspaces before into the design on the outside.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:03 pm

eomaha.com wrote:Probably not a huge skyle contribution... possibly shy of 300 feet, but just seeing a company like this, re-locate downtown from the suburbs... huge win... and given it's HDR, I'll be terribly disappointed if it's not an impressive design.
isn't this site right on the proposed streetcar route?

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by Linkin5 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:31 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
eomaha.com wrote:Probably not a huge skyle contribution... possibly shy of 300 feet, but just seeing a company like this, re-locate downtown from the suburbs... huge win... and given it's HDR, I'll be terribly disappointed if it's not an impressive design.
isn't this site right on the proposed streetcar route?
The proposed route would run a block east from this location.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:43 pm

I would hope they would put their money into things like making it energy efficient and great workspaces before into the design on the outside.
I imagine they'll be able to put considerable attention towards all aspects... this is one of the top 5 architectural firms in the nation after all.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by swid » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:48 pm

The first article of these two (from Monday) might have been posted already on this site:

Decades after the idea, Omaha streetcar proposal edges closer to reality
More than ever, Hal Daub dreams of a light rail for Omaha

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:17 pm

Nice video illustrating proposed light rail route/options

https://vimeo.com/99346185

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by normalthings » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:25 pm

"Omaha could capture that increased property tax money and use it to help repay the project’s bonds." - Hal Daub

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:26 pm

Exactly. Here's something else interesting... all 5 of Omaha's Fortune 500 headquarters, are within a block of the proposed line.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by UrbanNebraska » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:38 pm

$50+ million development announced for the North Downtown neighborhood near TD Ameritrade Park.

"The Yard" is a 400 space parking lot that is right across from "The Slowdown" development. It has long been bemoaned as a huge hurdle to the areas further development basically it could act as the lynchpin. Once this one falls a number of other smaller lots could get going.

The current lot:
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On the south end will be Kiewit's global training facility. Their spokesman said they considered sites in Omaha, KC and Dallas and decided to keep it in their hometown. He also said this facility will provided 15,000 hotel room nights to the city. 62K SF facility.
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On the north end of the block will be a 5 floor 110 unit apartment building with 6K SF of retail.
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There will also be a ~125 room hotel on site they are still working on an operator there. All three structures will share a parking structure.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by FangKC » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:15 am

This is my alternate universe version of downtown Kansas City after years of corporate relocations. Click on the image, and then click on the magnifying glass on the upper right side of the image to blow it up. Use the scroll bar to move around the image.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by aknowledgeableperson » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:51 am

"I wonder if/when a major company here will finally make the move from suburbs to city. ..."

This can be debated back and forth. I guess one question/comment would be 'What do these "suburb" locations offer these companies that a downtown location in KC doesn't offer?' And the point isn't about economic incentives (incentives could more or less be matched) but other factors in the decision making process.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:47 pm

Capitol District well underway, HDR site is parking lot across the street.

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by LikesDevelopment » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:49 pm

HDR scraps its plans for a downtown Omaha headquarters building: http://www.omaha.com/money/hdr-scraps-p ... 91029.html

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Re: News from Omaha

Post by eomaha.com » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:50 am

Hello from your little neighbor to the north.

Thought I'd provide a few updates of larger things which are happening or happened up here.

HDR headquarters in Aksarben Village nearing completion
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Capitol District apartments and Marriott complete
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Also under construction in Capitol District, Capitol Place apartments, 71 units
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Mutual of Omaha announced plans to build a new $200M headquarters nearby their current Midtown location, no details yet

Aerial of Midtown anchored by Mutual of Omaha today

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New Buffett Cancer center completed in growing University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Kiewit Corp announced plans to build a new $76M headquarters in Omaha's north downtown district west of the TD Ameritrade ballpark, to house 650 employees, no architectural details yet

Con Agra announced plans to partner with Hines to complete a $500M redevelopment of it's riverfront campus to include a plaza leading from Harney St to the existing lake, alongside which would be a 200 room hotel, 300 unit apartment building and low-rise condominium structure. Opposite side of the plaza would include a 280 unit apartment complex, 50,000 square feet of restaurant focused retail space and 250,000 sq foot office building. Farther south, another 250,000 office building and 250 unit residential high rise.

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Marriott Moxy hotel in Old Market on lot occupied by an old diner, 105 rooms
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The Atlas, NuStyle Development redevelopment of vacated St Joseph's Medical Center
An enormous complex, a whopping 700 apartment units, 40k retail, a pedestrian bridge over the north freeway, even a new elementary school (so a private/public partnership here)
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NuStyle has been busy doing apartment conversions all over downtown the past couple years, a few...

The Breakers, a converted riverfront power plant, 214 units
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The Wire, former Northwestern Bell building, 300 units
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The Slate, 117 units
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The Highline, former Enron headquarters, 194 units
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Out in the 'pan handle', a massive $1B suburban project is underway eventually covering 500 acres of land acquired from both Boystown and a last farmstead hold south of 144th and West Dodge. When completed over the coming years, it is expected to host 1,4 million sq feet of office, 500,000 sq ft of retail, 300 room hotel, 1500 apartment units, 140 townhomes, and 440 single family homes. One third of the land will be dedicated to parks/trails/rec areas.

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Omaha business leaders are pushing hard for a streetcar line of our own, connecting TD Ameritrade ballpark to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, pointing to KC of course, as an example. That would put it within short walking distance of our 4 Fortune 500 headquarters as well.

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In the interim, we're getting our 'feet wet' with a BRT line starting later this year, running between Westroads and downtown.
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