David Blewett

5 Things To Know About The Reverchon Park Deal

By Jon Anderson / January 23, 2020 / 0 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 / 3 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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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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Neighborhood Gathers Steam And Cash To Fight Reverchon Park Deal

By Jon Anderson / January 16, 2020 / 35 Comments

Last night, The Mansion hosted a hastily called meeting to discuss the current state and next steps needed to fight the city council’s decision last week to enter into a partnership with Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC, a group led by Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson, to redevelop the Reverchon Park Ball Field. […]

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Did David Blewett Violate City Ethics to Get Reverchon Deal Done?

By Jon Anderson / January 15, 2020 / 4 Comments

Last week’s city council session was odd. It marked a return from defeat for a group led by Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson to vastly expand and reconstruct the Reverchon Park Ball Field. What marked it as odd was how the session unfolded. The public first spoke in support or protest and then the […]

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David Blewett Pulls Reverchon Park Deal From Ashes Despite Neighborhood Opposition

By Jon Anderson / January 9, 2020 / 2 Comments

After District 14 council member David Blewett pulled the Reverchon Park reconstruction project back from its December abyss, Dallas City Council heard arguments for and against the proposal in one fiery late afternoon/evening meeting before rendering a fresh decision. What had been a tie vote in December was now passed 11-4. And far North Dallas […]

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