Oak Lawn

Was Oak Lawn Committee Being Catfished for an Uber Vertiport by Hillwood?

By Jon Anderson / April 26, 2017 / 6 Comments

I read yesterday about Uber’s Elevate conference (flying taxis) and admit that while Dallas was mentioned, complete lack of interest didn’t get me to read very far.  But a CandysDirt.com reader forwarded me the story and mentioned Hillwood, so I read more. What was announced was a plan to have electric air taxis in Dubai […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Gets Buzzed by Starbucks and Hillwood

By Jon Anderson / April 12, 2017 / 12 Comments

Tuesday night’s Oak Lawn Committee (OLC) meeting might not have had armed police in attendance, but there were some interesting goings on.  The two worth chatting about were Hillwood’s evolving plans for 3001 Turtle Creek (corner of Turtle Creek and Cedar Springs) and a proposed Starbucks at Oak Lawn and Congress (southeast-ish corner). I call […]

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Oak Lawn Downzoning Likely Opens Dallas to Lawsuit

By Jon Anderson / January 31, 2017 / 2 Comments

Last week, a group calling themselves “Stop the Downzone” sent out a packet of information that I was unknowingly part of.  It included a pair of articles I wrote … Teixeira Duarte’s move to build a by-right plan on their Dickason and Hood plots and the prior piece written about the downzoning campaign. I am […]

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Teixeira Duarte Pulls Plug on Neighborhood Negotiations for Oak Lawn High-Rise Project

By Jon Anderson / January 13, 2017 / 3 Comments

On July 26, Teixeira Duarte and Masterplan had what would be their final meeting with the neighborhood to negotiate a better plan for their lots on Hood and Dickason tentatively called Turtle Creek Haus.  The following week, Masterplan presented to the Oak Lawn Committee about the progress being made.  All seemed to be progressing well. […]

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Toll Brothers Returns to Oak Lawn Committee Bringing a High-Rise and Controversy

By Jon Anderson / January 4, 2017 / 8 Comments

Before even entering last night’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting I knew it was gonna be spark-able.  See, I parked in back of the off-duty Dallas policewoman hired to keep the peace. We walked in together … my first armed escort (check that off the bucket list). A typically packed agenda really revolved around a single […]

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Maple Springs Duo Crank The 6 Month Mark: What’s Up With These Oak Lawn Listings?

By Jon Anderson / December 20, 2016 / 3 Comments

Looking around the secret pocket of northern Oak Lawn called Maple Springs that’s bordered by Maple, Cedar Springs, Inwood, and Maple Springs Blvd., and I see two homes listed for just over/under the 6-month mark. In our hot market?  What up with that? Both are freshly renovated and so move-in ready. Both are the coveted […]

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