Oak Lawn

It’s My Mansion: Bud Oglesby Condo in Oak Lawn Offers Architect-Designed Living

By Leah Shafer / December 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

Architect-designed living isn’t just for the wealthy. We’ve found a midcentury condo for under $200K, designed by Bud Oglesby, one of the most important Dallas modernist architects of the 20th century. Oglesby and his firm, Oglesby Greene Architects, were creators of the Mahanna Condos at 3116 Mahanna St. in Oak Lawn. Apartment 5 just went on the market and […]

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4053 Throckmorton a Reminder of What Might Have Been

By Jon Anderson / November 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Sometimes you happen upon reminders of the different courses your life may have taken.  Back in 2000, I was in the process of moving to Dallas from California and had settled on a shell townhouse in Oak Lawn on Throckmorton Street.  I’d signed the contract and met with the builder to discuss my customizations and […]

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Some Oak Lawn Residents Attempting to Down-Zone Neighbors to Fight Development

By Jon Anderson / September 12, 2016 / 4 Comments

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and caldron bubble.” In Macbeth, Shakespeare’s witches were casting a spell to double Macbeth’s toil and trouble.  It seems some Oak Lawn residents are looking to double developers’ trouble by asking the city Plan Commission to downzone parts of Oak Lawn covered by PD-193.  I’ve written about these […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Lends an Ear to Two Area Multi-family Proposals

By Jon Anderson / August 4, 2016 / 5 Comments

On Tuesday night I attended my first Oak Lawn Committee (OLC) meeting.  For those unaware, the OLC was founded in 1982 as the neighborhood forum to guide development, maintain the area’s vibe, and generally improve the area.  Their “yea” or “nay” offers weight to Plan Commission’s deliberations on new projects seeking zoning changes. The OLC’s […]

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Oaklawn’s Turtle Creek Haus: Neighbors and Developers Take Steps in the Right Direction

By Jon Anderson / July 7, 2016 / 16 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the second meeting between local neighbors and Portugal’s Teixeira Duarte, Masterplan and architect Javier Espinoza, the team developing the so-named Turtle Creek Haus high-rise at Hood and Dickason in Oaklawn. Last night there was a third meeting and to borrow from Dan Savage, it got better. First, […]

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Smoke on the Water: Turtle Creek Haus Fails to Bring Goods to The Table

By Jon Anderson / June 16, 2016 / 4 Comments

Teixeira Duarte, founded in 1921, is a Portugal-based conglomerate with significant operations in real estate and construction. Revenues in 2015 were €1.49 billion, down 13 percent from 2014’s €1.71 billion. The company operates in 17 countries, but their main real estate spheres are in Portugal and Brazil, with a smattering in Africa.  The company intends […]

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