Dallas Growth

Major Migration? Dallas-Fort Worth Population Growth Tops Nation

By Bethany Erickson / April 21, 2019 / 1 Comment

Two out of three of the metropolitan areas that had the largest population growth were in Texas, and three Texas metropolitan areas were in the top 10 nationally, new census figures revealed. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA topped the nation when it came to numeric population growth, the most recent Census Bureau data revealed Thursday, with […]

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Dallas Needs Zoning Rewrite To Send Warning Of Today’s Reality

By Jon Anderson / March 1, 2019 / 4 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.] The actions and words of many city plan commissioners and city council members should be a warning to all who live in multi-family areas – discrete zoning designations don’t matter. Personal investments made in part because of existing zoning don’t matter. You […]

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Dallas Gets New Amazon Distribution Center — Just as Company Announces Wage Hike

By Bethany Erickson / October 3, 2018 / 1 Comment

Wednesday, Amazon announced that it would adopt a $15 minimum wage company-wide, and the news couldn’t have been more welcome for Dallas city councilman Omar Narvaez, who had a prime Amazon announcement of his own last week. “Breaking District 6 News,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thank you to my colleagues for unanimously approving the following […]

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Dallas Tax Revenue in 3-D And Other Interesting Maps

By Jon Anderson / August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week, Robert Mundinger over at TheMap showcased the work of his friend Owen Wilson-Chavez who’d created a 3-D map of tax revenues generated across the DCAD taxing area. During my self-guided tour, I discovered a bunch of other, equally interesting, maps. It’s Dallas like you’ve never seen it … Above, you can immediately see […]

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US Census Reports, Big D Became Much Bigger D in 2017

By Jon Anderson / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Yesterday, the U.S. Census released their latest numbers tracking population growth and distribution.  Surprise, surprise! Six of the top 10 largest-gaining counties were in Texas.  Surprise, surprise, surprise! Four of those were in the Metroplex – Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant. Totted-up, from July 2016 to July 2017, the Metroplex added 146,238 new residents, the […]

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The World (of Zoning) According to Jon

By Jon Anderson / October 30, 2017 / 10 Comments

I write a bit about development projects that include zoning changes of some sort.  This is mostly because those that don’t require a zoning change just file their plans and they’re off.  There is no public discussion, except after, when we see the usual awfulness that we’re all left to look at. Some, even CandysDirt.com’s […]

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