Oak Lawn

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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What’s To Hide? City Hall Sends Open Records Request on Reverchon Park to Texas AG

By Jon Anderson / February 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

I received a note from the Dallas City Secretary’s Office regarding my open records request concerning communications and documents surrounding the Reverchon Park deal passed by Dallas City Council on Jan. 8.

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Revived Braniff Building Among Four Projects Presented to The Oak Lawn Committee

By Jon Anderson / February 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

A plan from Mehrdad Moayedi to resurrect the Braniff building was the highlight of the Feb. 4 Oak Lawn Committee meeting, says Jon Anderson.

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