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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Repeat Office Project And Melrose Hotel Port Cochere Changes

By Jon Anderson / August 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

After skipping a month, the Oak Lawn Committee saw two projects last night. One was a fine-tuning of the long-delayed addition to The Melrose Hotel and the other is at Fairmount and Cedar Springs (making its third appearance). Since we’ve all waited years for The Melrose to get going, let’s start on Fairmount. Back in […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Zooms Through Crescent High-Rise and Landscape Variance

By Jon Anderson / May 6, 2020 / 3 Comments

After a COVID-19 break in April, the Oak Lawn Committee met via Zoom last night to view one new project and one approved project that needs a variance – because oops. The meeting kicked off with District 14 council member David Blewett. Given that he presented a roundup of coronavirus-related stuff we’ve all been reading […]

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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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