Jon Anderson

Neighborhood Gathers Steam And Cash To Fight Reverchon Park Deal

By Jon Anderson / January 16, 2020 / 35 Comments

Last night, The Mansion hosted a hastily called meeting to discuss the current state and next steps needed to fight the city council’s decision last week to enter into a partnership with Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC, a group led by Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson, to redevelop the Reverchon Park Ball Field. […]

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Did David Blewett Violate City Ethics to Get Reverchon Deal Done?

By Jon Anderson / January 15, 2020 / 4 Comments

Last week’s city council session was odd. It marked a return from defeat for a group led by Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson to vastly expand and reconstruct the Reverchon Park Ball Field. What marked it as odd was how the session unfolded. The public first spoke in support or protest and then the […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Picking Leicht German Custom Kitchen Cabinetry For a Flip

By Jon Anderson / January 14, 2020 / 1 Comment

I’ve renovated every home I’ve ever owned, but I’ve never done a flip like I’m doing for the Penthouse Plunge series. Sure, there are different economic elements to consider when you’re flipping, which often shake out of tastes (my specific versus the great unwashed public’s). Armed with my budget and thoughts on what everyone wants […]

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David Blewett Pulls Reverchon Park Deal From Ashes Despite Neighborhood Opposition

By Jon Anderson / January 9, 2020 / 2 Comments

After District 14 council member David Blewett pulled the Reverchon Park reconstruction project back from its December abyss, Dallas City Council heard arguments for and against the proposal in one fiery late afternoon/evening meeting before rendering a fresh decision. What had been a tie vote in December was now passed 11-4. And far North Dallas […]

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Rapid Uptown Hotel Growth Led by Hilton's Several Projects

By Jon Anderson / January 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hilton has taken a shine to Uptown with three identified hotels and two rumored – one a luxe Waldorf Astoria. It’s no secret that Uptown is booming with hotel projects – 10 are at various stages of development. Of the 10, four have yet to name their brands (or “flags” in industry lingo), and two […]

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Penthouse Plunge: Sudden Stone Sale Brings Countertops Into Focus

By Jon Anderson / January 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

The framing is almost complete in the A-unit of this Penthouse Plunge renovation project. For the newbies, this is the latest installment of a series chronicling the absurdity of my purchasing a double penthouse at The Claridge on Turtle Creek. I’m separating it back into two units and gutting and renovating the corner A-unit and […]

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