City Plan Commission

Barbara Dewberry: PD-15 Needs Less Density, More Green Space, But No Public Parks

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 14, 2019 / 12 Comments

By Barbara Dewberry Guest Contributor   Last week in a CandysDirt.com column, Jon Anderson stated in reference to the Jennifer Gates called community meeting on August 7th that I said that, “the neighborhood doesn’t want green space.”   In fact, I said “We don’t want a public park,” and many people heard this.  The four acres that are […]

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PD-15: City Staff Overrules Plan Commission To Rewrite The Rewrite

By Jon Anderson / August 7, 2019 / 2 Comments

Will the city stop playing politics and do what’s right to help the Pink Wall’s PD-15 get the update it deserves?  Beginning in April 2018, city staff ran the Authorized Hearing process working with the Pink Wall’s PD-15 committee. The Authorized Hearing process, whereby the city oversees a community response to zoning changes, was kicked […]

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Accurate Measuring Sticks Are Needed for PD-15 Traffic and Density

By Jon Anderson / April 22, 2019 / 19 Comments

If traffic and density are supposedly the issues most feared by PD-15 development, we need an accurate measuring stick to insert reality into the discussion. The coming traffic study will do that, but … In the fullness of time, I started to think about one of the tidbits from last week’s PD-15 meeting with City […]

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Potential Dallas City Plan Commission Outcomes For PD-15

By Jon Anderson / April 9, 2019 / 5 Comments

Development, specifically the Pink Wall’s PD-15 and Saint Michael and All Angels’ plans for Frederick Square, are the crux of the District 13 city council race between incumbent Jennifer Gates and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. Sure, there are other nitpicks that include the Preston Center garage swizzled in, but that’s just a sideshow. On […]

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As Predicted: Lincoln Katy Trail To Return To Oak Lawn Committee

By Jon Anderson / November 2, 2018 / 1 Comment

Clairvoyance can be a terrible burden. Thankfully, it didn’t take any special powers to foresee Lincoln Property Company returning to the Oak Lawn Committee for their Lincoln Katy Trail project. After seeing the reactions of City Plan Commissioners on Sept. 22 to Lincoln’s plan to skip a re-blessing by the Oak Lawn Committee to their very […]

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