Dallas City Hall

Exclusive: Reverchon Park Ballfield Deal on Deathbed; Blewett Wants Neighborhood to Shape Future

By Jon Anderson / September 17, 2020 / 6 Comments

It’s been over eight months since Donnie Nelson’s Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC gained approval from Dallas City Council to proceed with a contract for redeveloping the 100-year-old Reverchon Park ballfield. (Confused? Here’s some background.) What I’ve since learned is that the January council vote didn’t award a contract per se. What it did […]

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Dallas’ Online Permitting is an Arduous Journey Fraught With Peril

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association Once upon a time, Dallas Builders Association members were able to walk into the City of Dallas’s Oak Cliff Municipal Center (OCMC) and walk out with a residential building permit within hours. For some, the search for parking was nearly as long as the wait for a […]

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What’s To Hide? City Hall Sends Open Records Request on Reverchon Park to Texas AG

By Jon Anderson / February 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

I received a note from the Dallas City Secretary’s Office regarding my open records request concerning communications and documents surrounding the Reverchon Park deal passed by Dallas City Council on Jan. 8.

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Dallas City Council’s Reverchon Park Deal Sets Dangerous Precedent

By Jon Anderson / January 21, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the Dallas City Council passed District 14 council member David Blewett’s deal to redevelop a significant part of Reverchon Park, they set a dangerous precedent for the city.

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Dallas City Council Ends 30-Month PD-15 Saga With 240-Foot Height

By Jon Anderson / September 12, 2019 / 15 Comments

Dallas City Council unanimously passed city staff’s plan for PD-15, which compromised on height, topping out at 240 feet. Some small changes were made to the plan. The general wisdom is that any city council vote requiring a supermajority due to opposition will be a nail-biter. And while certainly many a nail was chewed to […]

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When Developers Come To Town, Don’t Miss Your Chance To Talk

By Jon Anderson / August 23, 2019 / 1 Comment

I’ve written about new developments in the Oak Lawn and Preston Hollow areas for a few years. Many of you have read about the PD-15 antics with the same hoary relish you watch a reality show. But as Dallas grows, and development reaches into more neighborhoods, there are lessons to be learned once you cut […]

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