Oak Lawn

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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Trammel Crow Zooms Luxe 2401 McKinney to Oak Lawn Committee

By Jon Anderson / June 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

How does a developer get a better project? One way is to hold a design competition among five firms. This is just what Trammel Crow did for this mixed-use office project coming to the Truluck’s site on McKinney Avenue next to The Crescent Court.   We have a winner … The winner is this design-off […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Zooms Through Crescent High-Rise and Landscape Variance

By Jon Anderson / May 6, 2020 / 3 Comments

After a COVID-19 break in April, the Oak Lawn Committee met via Zoom last night to view one new project and one approved project that needs a variance – because oops. The meeting kicked off with District 14 council member David Blewett. Given that he presented a roundup of coronavirus-related stuff we’ve all been reading […]

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City of Dallas Claims Immunity in Reverchon Park Ballpark Suit

By Jon Anderson / March 16, 2020 / 2 Comments

Back in 1964, Leslie Gore recorded “You Don’t Own Me,” a song whose lyrics included, “I’m free and I love to be free, To live my life the way I want, To say and do whatever I please.”  This kinda encapsulates the city’s response to the Reverchon Park lawsuit filed last month by neighboring residents […]

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Politics, Not Money At Core Of Reverchon Park’s Neglect

By Jon Anderson / February 19, 2020 / 7 Comments

UPDATED February 26, 2020 Part of the city’s case for offering a 40-year lease covering part of Reverchon Park to Donnie Nelson’s Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC is the ballpark’s poor condition and the lack of money to fix it. Let’s look at that. But before we hit the money, let’s review one point. […]

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Lawsuit Filed To Reverse Council’s Approval of Reverchon Park Deal

By Jon Anderson / February 7, 2020 / 7 Comments

The same day the city kicked my open records request to the State’s Attorney, a lawsuit was filed by Reverchon Park neighbors seeking to invalidate the city’s approval of the five-fold expansion of the ballfield’s activities.

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