You’ll recall that the Town of Highland Park has tried again and again to stop developers from constructing a mid-rise apartment building lining the Katy Trail just south of the pricey burg.
Highland Park Mayor Joel Williams said, “This is a very special, one-of-a-kind neighborhood. Thousands of people enjoy the Katy Trail and Abbott Park every year, and it’s our obligation to protect this community treasure. A seven-story, multi-family high rise building does not fit this neighborhood and violates Dallas’ own master plan.”
And still, Judge Craig Smith denied the request. Jump for more:
So it looks like the building, which has been branded as a highrise by opponents but is actually just eight stories at its very tallest, will replace the derelict apartments at 4719 Cole. This is a victory for the City of Dallas in more ways than one. First, it proves that the city truly can be autonomous from the will of the Park Cities, and second, we’ll get the kind of dense and walkable residential development we’ve been craving all along.