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New Oak Lawn Starbucks Brings The Problems We Knew It Would

By Jon Anderson / February 4, 2020 / 9 Comments

What do you do when a contentious structure isn’t anything like the one developers proposed? Jon Anderson examines the predictable issues surrounding the Starbucks on Oak Lawn.

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Denied But Returning: Lincoln Katy Trail Has More Lives Than A Cat

By Jon Anderson / January 9, 2019 / 8 Comments

City Council took up the long in the tooth Lincoln Katy Trail project at Wednesday’s evening meeting after failing City Plan Commission in November. In an attempt to sweeten the deal to an affordable housing-hungry city council, Lincoln raised their affordable component from five percent to 15 percent (from 15 to 45 units). And many […]

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Hard Landing For Lincoln Katy Trail’s Plan Commission Re-vote Attempt

By Jon Anderson / December 13, 2018 / 12 Comments

The attempt to get a Plan Commission re-vote on the Lincoln Katy Trail project has spectacularly failed. As reported on Dec. 4, Christopher Lewis, Plan Commissioner appointed by District 8 Council Member Tennell Atkins, filed paperwork to get the project reconsidered after it initially failed CPC on Nov. 15. Today’s CPC session brought up the […]

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Lincoln Katy Trail Re-Vote May Open Door To Intensified Lobbying For Bad Projects

By Jon Anderson / December 12, 2018 / 20 Comments

Last week, reported the unusual move by one Plan Commissioner to call for a re-vote on the contentious Lincoln Katy Trail project. We can now report the request was made by Christopher Lewis, newly appointed by District 8 Council Member Tennell Atkins.  I noted at the time it was an unusual move for someone […]

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Kingston Schedules Zoning Meeting For Oak Lawn Area Dec. 10

By Jon Anderson / December 7, 2018 / 3 Comments

On August 16, 2016, the City Plan Commission voted 12 to zero “…to authorize a public hearing to determine the proper zoning on property zoned an MF-3 Multifamily Subdistrict and an O-2 Office Subdistrict within Planned Development District No. 193, the Oak Lawn Special Purpose District in an area generally bounded by both sides of […]

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Lincoln Katy Trail Won’t Take No For An Answer, Returns to CPC Dec. 13

By Jon Anderson / December 4, 2018 / 11 Comments

On Dec. 13, Lincoln Katy Trail will return to City Plan Commission to have its case reconsidered. “How’d that happen?” you ask? According to insiders, any commissioner who essentially wants to change their vote from the majority to the minority can ask for a case to be reheard. I’m told that since November’s twin Oak […]

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