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.

Plan Commission Fails Math Quiz On Mill Creek Project

By Jon Anderson / November 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last Thursday, Mill Creek’s West Dallas Modera Trinity project presented to, and unanimously passed, Plan Commission (catch-up here, here). Did any of the commissioners do the math? The base zoning approved was a building height of 95 feet (85 feet of building and 10 feet for mechanicals – sea of roof air conditioners, elevator housings, […]

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With Seven One-Bedroom Listings, It’s Pick Of The Litter Ritz-Style

By Jon Anderson / November 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Between the two Ritz towers, there are 165 units and 16 listed for sale – that’s roughly 10 percent. One shy of half of those are one-bedrooms in Tower Two (pictured above). Now’s the time to buy because unlike the rest of the world, Ritz one-bedrooms are a micro-buyers’ market. There are three “04” units […]

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Stoneleigh Double Unit Balances Stately Georgian With Modernity

By Jon Anderson / November 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

I’ll be honest. I typically barf at high-rise condos with vintage interiors. High-rises are by nature modern, so seeing Elizabethan canopy beds, William Morris wallpaper, or Louis XVI gilding just seems incongruous. Who’d have thought Georgian would work so well? Stoneleigh double-unit 17 A/B is a whopping 7,825 square feet facing downtown Dallas. It has […]

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NewPark One: “This Is Cementing A Mistake For The Next 100 Years”

By Jon Anderson / November 12, 2020 / 2 Comments

On the same day Mill Creek presented to Dallas’ Urban Design Peer Review Board, NewPark One was there. While there was general consensus on the design of the building among the group, its location proved very controversial. But first, some background. Back in 2018, one of Dallas’ happily lost attempts to woo Amazon’s second headquarters […]

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Caven Enterprises Looks To Retain And Transform The Gayborhood

By Jon Anderson / November 11, 2020 / 3 Comments

The job and joy of the gay bar has been changing for many reasons. As the LGBTQ+ community has become more accepted in polite society, the need for an epicenter has waned as the burbs grudgingly threw out the welcome mat. The rights my generation, and the generations before, fought and died for have made […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Changes For Knight Street And Night Sky

By Jon Anderson / November 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sexy rendering, right?  The Oak Lawn Committee saw two presentations last night. Let’s get the quickie out of the way to give us plenty of time breaking down this beauty. Back in September, the Oak Lawn Committee saw a proposal by the owners of a vintage single-family home at Knight Street and Rawlins wanting to […]

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