Oak Lawn

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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Lincoln Katy Trail Exhumed For New Council To Review

By Jon Anderson / November 9, 2020 / 3 Comments

As predicted, Lincoln Property Company is back with their Lincoln Katy Trail project on Carlisle between Bowen and Hall Streets. From the get-go, this action tells us that (a) Turtle Creek Terrace has not received any better offers, hinting that Lincoln overpaid for their option on the land; (b) investor-owners of Turtle Creek Terrace will […]

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Should The Oak Lawn Committee Upzone a Home That Just Won’t Sell?

By Jon Anderson / September 1, 2020 / 9 Comments

I viewed Tuesday’s September session of the Oak Lawn Committee through different eyes. See if you agree (or not). There were two cases and a fence presented. The fence was a request by Audi Dallas to change their wooden fence to a metal one that more matched the architecture of their building – no biggie […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Repeat Office Project And Melrose Hotel Port Cochere Changes

By Jon Anderson / August 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

After skipping a month, the Oak Lawn Committee saw two projects last night. One was a fine-tuning of the long-delayed addition to The Melrose Hotel and the other is at Fairmount and Cedar Springs (making its third appearance). Since we’ve all waited years for The Melrose to get going, let’s start on Fairmount. Back in […]

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What Could High-Rise Development Look Like in Turtle Creek’s Mansion Park?

By Jon Anderson / July 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last week, a reader asked what CandysDirt.com thought about the potential for more 20-plus-story high-rises in the Mansion Park area of Oak Lawn. For those that don’t know, I’m defining Mansion Park as being bounded by Oak Lawn Avenue, Cedar Springs Road, Turtle Creek Blvd., and Maple Avenue. It’s an area I’ve covered often, but […]

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