Oak Lawn

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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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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