David Blewett

Five Uptown High-Rises Proposed to Oak Lawn Committee: Part 1

By Jon Anderson / August 7, 2019 / 7 Comments

After a couple of months where a single project was proposed to the Oak Lawn Committee, last night saw scads of new high-rises within blocks of each other in Uptown. The fifth high-rise postponed their presentation, but we’ll see it soon enough (and perhaps a sixth). The four shown comprise two separate projects abutting each […]

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StreetLights’ Third Visit to Oak Lawn Committee Offers Little Change

By Jon Anderson / July 10, 2019 / 8 Comments

Streetlights Residential is trying to redevelop the corner of Oak Lawn and Lemmon Avenues where a Shell gas station and a Pizza Hut sits next to the original Eatzi’s. Their first go-around was a blah building that didn’t have a lot going for it. The second visit saw a much improved Oak Lawn Avenue frontage […]

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After Arduous Election Season, Johnson Emerges as Victor in Mayor’s Race

By Bethany Erickson / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was contentious, a lot. In fact, at one point almost anyone remotely affiliated with a Scott Griggs supporter was blocked by mayoral candidate Eric Johnson on social media. But in the end, he not only unblocked everyone, according to his campaign, but he also won a fairly combative race to become Dallas’ next mayor. […]

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Is Lincoln Property Betting Blewitt Won’t Blow It On Katy Trail Project Resurrection?

By Jon Anderson / June 3, 2019 / 1 Comment

Who stands to benefit if District 14’s Philip Kingston is ousted? I used the above graphic when reporting Lincoln Property’s Katy Trail project failed to pass Dallas City Council in January (after failing City Plan Commission). It was a portend that I thought the arrogance shown by the developer throughout the process hadn’t ended. I’d […]

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Know Your Candidates, District 14: Kingston, Blewett Answer Questionnaire

By Bethany Erickson / May 20, 2019 / 3 Comments
District 14

Whether it’s city or school board candidates, politics play a big part in the health of Dallas — and therefore the health of the real estate market. After the May 4 election, there were six races (five city and one Dallas ISD school board race) where none of the candidates reached the 50 percent threshold […]

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We Asked, They Answered: District 14 Candidates Bobby Abtahi, Judith Liimatainen, and Jim Rogers

By Joanna England / April 9, 2013 / 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of our series of Dallas City Council candidate questionnaires. You can see the first here. We attempted to contact each candidate in every contested race (10 races total), and those who responded with a working email address received the same eight questions. We gave them until April 5 to respond. Below you’ll find the answers to our questions, which we did not edit or abridge.

We chose District 14 candidates Bobby Abtahi, Judy Liimatainen, and Jim Rogers to be our second group of questionnaires posted here on CandysDirt.com. District 14, a seat vacated by the popular Angela Hunt, has a wide field of candidates and is considered one of the biggest races to watch. While we sent questionnaires to all seven District 14 candidates, only three responded to our brief questionnaire. Find out more about these candidates and their views on hot-button Dallas real estate news and issues below.

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