Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is CandysDirt.com's condo/HOA and developer columnist, but also covers second home trends on SecondShelters.com. An award-winning columnist, Jon has earned silver and bronze awards for his columns from the National Association of Real Estate Editors in both 2016, 2017 and 2018. When he isn't in Hawaii, Jon enjoys life in the sky in Dallas.

City And DART Offer Garages And Trams To Tackle Congestion At Turtle Creek Parks

By Jon Anderson / April 1, 2020 / 7 Comments

The city is currently working on unprecedented updates to the string of Turtle Creek parks bracketed by the Reverchon Park ballfield off Maple Avenue and the Kalita Humphreys Theater at Blackburn. Regardless of whether you view the city’s plans positively or not, they will bring thousands of additional visitors – and their cars – to […]

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Harwood Development Boasts Big Parking Structure, Office Tower, And Little Else

By Jon Anderson / March 30, 2020 / 3 Comments

Dallas’ plans for a vibrant Arts District failed miserably. It’s one of two areas of the city where you’re not reminded of COVID-19 – because it’s just as vacant now as it always is. It’s such a failure that there’s an Authorized Hearing to determine how to get someone – anyone – to walk its […]

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How Single Adults Are Changing The Real Estate Market And Why

By Jon Anderson / March 26, 2020 / 2 Comments

In 1969, Three Dog Night sang, “One is the loneliest number.” Is it time to retool that to, “One is the happiest number”?  I’ve written before that homebuilding in the US is short millions of homes as a result of the continuing underbuilding that began in 2008 (here, here, here). In Dallas, we’re tens of […]

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Novel Turtle Creek Legally Right But Dings Spirit of Zoning

By Jon Anderson / March 25, 2020 / 4 Comments

After the March 10 Oak Lawn Committee meeting, I wrote a pair of fiery columns about Crescent Communities’ coming Novel Turtle Creek apartment building now under construction near Oak Lawn and Irving Avenues (behind the Fedex and across from Holy Trinity). You can read them here, and here. Their presentation to the OLC was informational-only, […]

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Reverchon Park Open Records Request Yields Few Documents

By Jon Anderson / March 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Back in January, I filed an open records request seeking documents relating to the Reverchon Park ballfield negotiations with Reverchon Park Sports & Entertainment LLC. This initial trove is almost entirely official documents between last December and January and doesn’t include what I assume is the richer vein of email traffic between stakeholders (assume that’s […]

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What Happens When Trees Go But Houses Stay?

By Jon Anderson / March 18, 2020 / 2 Comments

Disasters result in many lessons being learned. Hopefully, the value of mature landscaping and trees is not lost. It certainly wasn’t on Jon Anderson.

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