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After a Turbulent 2020, Let’s Give Thanks and Take Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

By Candy Evans / November 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t mind seeing holiday decorations go up before Thanksgiving this year … Usually, I mutter, “Why are they rushing it?” But I think we are all over 2020, clearly one of the most difficult years any of us will ever experience in our lifetimes. And yet, rushing any […]

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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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New Forest District Debuts With South Dallas Revitalization Projects

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Micah MooreSpecial Contributor New life is coming to a vacant building on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. that is meant to spark redevelopment in one of the most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city.  The Forest District — a newly-minted name for the area Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Lamar and S.M. Wright […]

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Could Bay Area Liberals Invade Dallas And Preston Hollow?

By Candy Evans / November 18, 2020 / 1 Comment

Personal conversations with real people so often define the essence of a neighborhood. That’s one reason why we invented our series, “Tell Me Your Real Estate Story.“ Last week, Tim Rogers over at D Magazine demonstrated his creative brilliance by writing a sort-of real estate story/conversation: “A totally very real conversation between a husband and […]

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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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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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