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Few Surprises As Plan Commission Hears PD-15 Authorized Hearing Recommendations

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2019 / 2 Comments

Yesterday, the results of the PD-15 authorized hearing had their first airing with City Plan Commission. Those expecting a knock-down, drag-out were disappointed. Those relishing hypocrisy, dipped in pretension, were not disappointed. It was explained that because the opposition to the city’s PD-15 draft had paid the fee to postpone the meeting originally scheduled on […]

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The Address Is Dead: Say Hello To “What 3 Words”

By Jon Anderson / March 7, 2019 / 2 Comments

Vital. Groups. Knee. That’s the three-word address of Dallas City Hall – no number, no street, no zip code. It’s how you would find 1500 Marilla using What 3 Words. The company has covered the world in a 3-meter square grid (10 feet) and assigned each one a unique three-word code. What appears to be […]

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Davis Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges, Hamilton Indicted

By Bethany Erickson / March 1, 2019 / 1 Comment

Former Dallas City Council member Carolyn Davis pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a local developer, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Friday. AmeriSouth Realty Group founder and CEO Ruel Hamilton was indicted on two counts of bribery as well, officials said. Documents for both Davis’ plea and Hamilton’s indictments were unsealed Friday. US Attorney Erin […]

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Founders Park Land Swap Development Stalls Out

By Amanda Popken / January 22, 2019 / 4 Comments

After over a year of meeting with neighbors, stakeholders, and City of Dallas staff, the WindMass Capital development team has thrown in the towel just before this Wednesday’s City Council meeting where they would have been on the agenda to move forward on a very complicated deal. WindMass owns the Founders Square Apartments. Over the […]

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Dallas Hosts Virtual Town Halls on Affordable Housing Strategy

By Amanda Popken / January 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

On Monday, the City of Dallas hosted the first of four virtual town hall meetings to gather community input for updates to its Affordable Housing Strategy. It comes less than two weeks after the Jan. 17 Dallas City Council briefing on a Market Value Analysis report by Reinvestment Fund, a nonprofit conducting this research and analysis for cities […]

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Ashley Stanley: Council Gets Carried Away on Kingston Ethical Lapse

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 10, 2017 / 5 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor Dallas City Council members engaged in a lengthy discussion on Wednesday about the so-called “Kingston ethical lapse.” The body was charged with voting on a recommendation from the Ethics Advisory Commission to reprimand Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston for using his city office to film a campaign video — […]

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