David Blewett

Atkins Holds Council Hostage For I-345 Soccer Fields

By Jon Anderson / June 1, 2020 / 4 Comments

If you thought the Reverchon Park deal was skeevy, last week’s Dallas City Council discussion on State/TXDOT lands under and adjacent to IH-345/IH-45/Central corridor will be eye-popping. In this case, the end of the story – the 10-5 vote to delay a vote until August – is the least interesting thing about it. City council […]

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Harwood Development Boasts Big Parking Structure, Office Tower, And Little Else

By Jon Anderson / March 30, 2020 / 3 Comments

Dallas’ plans for a vibrant Arts District failed miserably. It’s one of two areas of the city where you’re not reminded of COVID-19 – because it’s just as vacant now as it always is. It’s such a failure that there’s an Authorized Hearing to determine how to get someone – anyone – to walk its […]

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Reverchon Park Open Records Request Yields Few Documents

By Jon Anderson / March 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Back in January, I filed an open records request seeking documents relating to the Reverchon Park ballfield negotiations with Reverchon Park Sports & Entertainment LLC. This initial trove is almost entirely official documents between last December and January and doesn’t include what I assume is the richer vein of email traffic between stakeholders (assume that’s […]

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Letter to AG Regarding Reverchon Park Records Hides Behind Privilege

By Jon Anderson / February 16, 2020 / 2 Comments

Jon Anderson says a letter regarding his open records request implies that the public didn’t have the full picture of the Reverchon Park deal.

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5 Things To Know About The Reverchon Park Deal

By Jon Anderson / January 23, 2020 / 4 Comments

In addition to the five-fold increase in seating to 3,500 total and the addition of alcohol sales, here are a few things you should know about the recently passed Reverchon Park deal.

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Council Unanimously Approves Streetlights Development at Oak Lawn And Lemmon

By Jon Anderson / January 22, 2020 / 5 Comments

After passing City Plan Commission unanimously, it’s unsurprising that the Dallas City Council passed Streetlights’ plan to redevelop the forlorn Oak Lawn and Lemmon Avenue corner currently occupied by a Shell gas station and Pizza Hut, surrounded by surface parking. The lot has remained underutilized since the original movie theater was torn down in the 1980s.

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