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Old 07-02-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, Kansas City also has a land area of 318 sq. mi and sprawls across 4 counties, while Omaha has a land area 119 Sq Mi and is only in Douglas county.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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That's fascinating. Someone posted an article on here not too long ago that said Omaha was one of the most compact cities for its size. I guess, even though we have sprawl, it's much worse in other parts of the country.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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That's fascinating. Someone posted an article on here not too long ago that said Omaha was one of the most compact cities for its size. I guess, even though we have sprawl, it's much worse in other parts of the country.
It's actually considered in the top 5 or 6 for all US cities. Right up there with NY, SF, Honolulu, and Portland.
You can find that info at smartgrowth.org.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Thanks that-guy!
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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At one point in its history, Omaha was bigger than KC or Denver.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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I think Omaha is the perfect size & population. Bigger isn't necessarily better.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I think Omaha is the perfect size & population. Bigger isn't necessarily better.
I'd like some taller buildings downtown, but beyond that I'm happy with where Omaha is at, for the most part.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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I'd like some taller buildings downtown, but beyond that I'm happy with where Omaha is at, for the most part.
True, Omaha does move slow in that department. I think it definitely needs to grow up instead of out.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Thankfully we'll have the Wall Street Tower...someday...and the downtown master plan called for some taller buildings.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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I wish they'd get going on that Wall Street Tower, but I understand that it's not quite that easy.

I do think that Omaha is situated in a great place for solid, good growth. Heavy on medical and education, there is industrial diversity. Housing didn't go ape-crazy like it did in a lot of cities 5 years ago, so we don't have the bust going on that others do.

I think the next 10 years are going to be VERY good and exciting years for Omaha!
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