Arts District

Jon Anderson: New Arts District Plan is Like Trying to Create Life By Joining Two Cemeteries

By Jon Anderson / November 13, 2019 / 1 Comment

Last night, District 14 council member David Blewett held the first community meeting of an authorized hearing involving the Arts District. The purpose is two-fold: First to update the original Arts District plan (known as the Sasaki Plan) adopted by the city in 1981 – no surprise that urban planning has changed. Secondly, the desire […]

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Respected Dallas Architect, Phillip Shepherd, Dies at 77

By Candy's Dirt / July 12, 2019 / 6 Comments
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Highly-respected Dallas architect Phillip W. Shepherd Sr. died Thursday, July 11, 2019, a longtime family friend confirmed to CandysDirt. He was 77. Reared in Graham, Shepherd graduated with a degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in the 1960s. He began his firm, PWS Architects, in 1963. When you look at the current landscape of […]

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Does Curbing the Car Culture Really Boost Residential Real Estate Values?

By Candy Evans / May 25, 2016 / 2 Comments

Interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal (sub req.) on Sunday raised a sacreligious question: are the billions we are spending on light rail really worth it, especially real-estate wise? Los Angeles and other auto-heavy Sunbelt cities such as Phoenix, Denver and Charlotte, N.C., are building out expensive light rail systems costing billions of dollars, funded by […]

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Friday Five Hundred: Hollywood Santa Monica Tudor Gets Subtle Makeover With Smashing Results

By Karen Eubank / February 19, 2016 / 2 Comments

When I saw this charming 1938 Hollywood Santa Monica Tudor, I didn’t even recognize it as the same adorable cottage, at 6804 Vivian Avenue, that I’d written about three years ago. I couldn’t put my finger on why I failed to remember it, as the prominent leaded window with stained glass accents is such a […]

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Plano Arts District Coming to Downtown

By Leah Shafer / July 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

Downtown Plano has gone from sleepy suburb center to bustling business and cultural area over the past decade. Now the city is looking to create an official arts district in its historic 80-acre downtown. The downtown area has already seen over 50,000 square feet of private development, including more than 1,100 urban apartments built or approved, […]

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Living Luxe in Southlake: Merlene Ingraham is Selling Her Gorgeous Southlake Home to Move Closer to Dallas' Culture

By Joanna England / September 18, 2013 / 10 Comments

Southlake is such a fabulous town, with great schools, incredible shopping, and beautiful neighborhoods. I just love this area, which is perfect for families with school-aged kids. But what if your nest is empty and you’re not expecting a boomerang kid? Downsizing has probably crossed your mind. That’s what Merlene Ingraham and her husband are […]

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