DTO Luv wrote:KCPowercat
There is a BIG differance between the DT interstates in Omaha and KC. KC has I-70, I-35, I-670, and maybe (not sure) another one all convening together. Our only one I-480 doesn't take up as much DT as the interstates there would. So I can see why people in KC might think the Qwest Center is Kemper but living here and being in the area alot, I can tell you that's not the case here.
DTO Luv wrote:Again I can see what your saying but it's still wrong. I will concede that in certain areas that the interstate can be "road block" like by the Civic. Once you get across the back of the old arena the area starts to look like you might not want to stick around. The Qwest Center is totally differant. There is a hotel right on the north of I-480 and there is ususally a steady flow of people from the hotel down 10th St. to the Old Market and parks. And just south of I-480 is the Swanson plan site and only God knows what that'll be. The Omaha paper has said developers are considering things from new office skyscrapers, to high rise residences, and a shopping center. I know many people on the Omaha site, myself included, want to see a movie theatre be part of the project.
Once this is done I don't think people will be worried about being blocked by a road 80' above their heads.
Ingersoll1978 wrote:I really doubt any new highrise office buildings will be coming to that site any time soon. With a 28.7% vacancy rate in the Omaha CBD (Winter 2004), it wouldn't make sense to build a new office building unless it was owner occupied. I wouldn't think a theatre would be a good option unless it was much closer to the Old Market and the residential units that surround it. It will be interesting to see what does build in that area.
DTO Luv wrote:The Old Market is venrerable enough to withstand some other competition in DT.
DMRyan wrote:The zoo, College World Series, Strategic Air Command Museum, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Old Market.
Don't think of it as a resort-type touristy place, but it makes a nice weekend getaway type of place and I would say they're a notch above DSM in terms of attractions...it pains me to admit that.
Des Moineser wrote:Personally, I don't find anything 'touristy' about Omaha, though I don't go there much... Fill me in on local stuffs.
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