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Five Uptown High-Rises Proposed to Oak Lawn Committee: Part 2

By Jon Anderson / August 7, 2019 / 2 Comments

The August Oak Lawn Committee was thick with high-rise proposals. In Part 1 we saw an update on StreetLights Residential’s proposal for Oak Lawn and Lemmon Avenues plus a new office building and retail restaurant village for the Quadrangle.  Let’s now focus on 2500 Cedar Springs Road, a full block you may know as housing […]

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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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Oak Lawn Committee: Storied Lemmon Ave. Plot And Melrose Hotel’s Coming Neighbor

By Jon Anderson / May 8, 2019 / 3 Comments

At last night’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting, Streetlights Residential had a lot of explaining to do in regards to the design of their planned tower at Lemmon and Oak Lawn avenues. If you’re in a Google satellite, the building on the lower right is the proposed 21-story apartment building. It would supplant the Shell station […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Three Projects With Differing Parking Considerations

By Jon Anderson / August 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Granite returned to the Oak Lawn Committee as part of a three-building agenda. While Granite’s Cedar Maple project was last on the agenda, its size pushes it to the front of my line. After last month’s OLC meeting, the developer was given eight things to work on, and they did. The biggest was a reduction […]

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Weir’s Furniture Engages OLC to Rebuild Knox Home to Compete With Coming Restoration Hardware

By Jon Anderson / November 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Weir’s Furniture has been a fixture about town for 70 years.  Their Knox store has sat witness to the area’s ups and downs.  I think it’s safe to say Knox is on the up and up and Weir’s wants to remain an integral part of the transformation (new residents need furniture).  You may recall back […]

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