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TxDOT’s Northwest Highway Plan Another Product Car-Centric Thinking

By Jon Anderson / December 14, 2020 / 11 Comments

This year has been humorless. Experiencing the abject failures in dealing with COVID-19 at both the federal and state levels is only laughable in the darkest sense. So thank TxDOT for giving us something to truly laugh at — the Northwest Highway Feasibility Study. What? You haven’t heard of it? Not surprising since the 15-minute […]

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True or False: Caven Can Sell Oak Lawn Lots For By-Right, 120-Foot Buildings

By Jon Anderson / December 7, 2020 / 12 Comments

Caven Enterprises is seeking to sell their Cedar Springs lands, which contain a string of well-known LGBTQ+ bars, to developer Mike Ablon who intends to build a pair of high-rises while leaving the bars in place (read the first story here, and the follow-up here). Caven has heavily spun the narrative that without this one […]

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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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