Dallas Planning and Zoning

Blewett Brings Streetlights and Neighborhood Together To Talk

By Jon Anderson / November 21, 2019 / 4 Comments

Last night, District 14 Dallas City Council Member David Blewett held a town hall meeting to discuss Streetlights Residential’s proposal for a residential tower at Lemmon and Oak Lawn avenues. You’ve seen it before, so I won’t belabor the point (to catch up, skip the first listed story and you’re there). In reading those older […]

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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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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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Nazarians Push For Bishop Arts Village Zoning Change Request to Allow Hotel and Event Use

By Amanda Popken / December 14, 2016 / 1 Comment

Update 12/16/16 from yesterday’s Plan Commission meeting: after much conversation, commissioners voted to hold the motion until the January 19th meeting. Neighbors will be meeting with Rob Baldwin, the developer’s zoning rep after the New Year to clarify recent changes to the zoning amendment request. Arts Village, LLC (aka Exxir Capital, aka the Nazarian family) […]

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Is the Preston Center Task Force Building Consensus on Faulty Foundation?

By Jon Anderson / March 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

Last night’s Preston Center Task Force meeting laid bare their purpose — development.  It’s funny how way back when, this body was begun to study traffic and parking in the Preston Center area and yet, as we’ll see, these critical concerns from neighbors have been kinda pushed into the back seat by development. Back in […]

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