Developers Should Keep a Close Eye on Conservation, Says Dallas Addison

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Cross Pines June 2006 502 hosts contributor Dallas Addison today to talk about how conservation strategies should benefit all developments in the long run. For his article, Addison uses Cross Pines Ranch, a 40-lot conservation-oriented second home community in East Texas, as an example of how keeping an eye on conservation can help preserve Texas land.

“While there is a powerful connection with the land, Texas has also historically led the nation in the amount of raw land converted to development property. This rampant expansion is continually changing our landscape. And let’s face it; much of what is developed and constructed does not have the most lasting value. Kind of seems like the same type of development gets repeated about every 5-10 miles no matter which direction you’re headed,” Addison asserts.

Read more about Cross Pines and how developers can help conserve the Texas landscape today on


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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