gentrification

DTC’s ‘penny candy’ Portrays Snapshot of Time in Pleasant Grove

By Bethany Erickson / June 5, 2019 / 2 Comments
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The Pleasant Grove in playwright Jonathan Norton’s ‘penny candy’, suffice to say, is home, but fraught with the attendant turmoil of a neighborhood in transition. Norton, who grew up in the Grove, portrays a snapshot of time in the community in his latest work, “penny candy,” which hits the stage with its world premiere as […]

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Company Towns 2.0: Has Any Utopian Corporate Community Succeeded?

By Jon Anderson / June 27, 2018 / 3 Comments

Silicon Valley corporations like Facebook and Google are reviving the notion of a “company town.” For decades, Silicon Valley has been single-minded in a pursuit of wealth via technology. The minting of tech millionaires has driven real estate out of reach for many not caught in the thrall of stock options and IPOs. Constructing housing […]

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Latino Center for Leadership Development Hosts Gentefication Panel at Fair Park

By Jon Anderson / February 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

We all know what gentrification is. But what about the decade-old term “gentefication” that got its start in the Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles.  The mashup (what young people call portmanteau) refers to Latinos with more money returning to the older neighborhoods their parents couldn’t wait to get away from. Armed with […]

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Monte Anderson Channels Belmont Sale Money Into More South Dallas Development

By Leah Shafer / November 23, 2015 / 7 Comments

Monte Anderson thrives on shaking up standard ways of thinking about development in Dallas. After he sold the historic Belmont Hotel five months ago, a bellwether renovation and restoration project that put his name on the map in 2005, he got right back to work doing what he does best. “I took all the money from the hotel sale, and we […]

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Politics is more Palatable with Booze: Bar Politics Housing and Development Edition Starts Tonight

By Amanda Popken / September 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

By Amanda Popken Special Contributor It’s only the fifth installment of Bar Politics, so if you have no idea what this is, you’re not that out of the loop. You’ll definitely want to check out this amateur roadshow this month if you’re at all interested in housing, development, real estate, and the gentrification-storm we’re preparing […]

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How the New Bishop Arts Gateway Project Will Really Change the Bishop Arts District… How Do We Keep the Sky From Falling?

By Amanda Popken / June 1, 2015 / 21 Comments

We knew this day was coming. The day we’d see new construction of high-density, mixed-use projects all over North Oak Cliff. We rezoned less than a year ago to allow the growth we knew was coming, and hopefully have some control over how it transpires. So here we are, faced with a developer wanting to listen […]

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