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Head for Simpler Times in Hillwood’s Harvest Community, Named Among Best in Nation

By Shelby Skrhak / August 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

It looks like the Harvest community in the Argyle is inspiring North Texans to head for a simpler life. Harvest was named one of the best home communities in the nation and the best community in the Metroplex, according to a recent Top 50 list and Dallas Builders Association awards. And no wonder. Harvest is […]

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Is Turtle Creek Cursed? Planned Developments Struggle to Break Ground

By Jon Anderson / June 22, 2020 / 6 Comments

Probably even before the Sheppard King mansion was built in the 1920s, Turtle Creek was one of Dallas’ most fabled boulevards. Unlike other tony streets, Turtle Creek has been known since the 1960s for its residential high-rises – attracting a Venn diagram of acrophiliacs and downsizers. However, in recent years it’s become our boulevard of […]

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Does VisitDallas CEO Phillip Jones Live in Dallas or Southlake? (And About that Loan…)

By Candy Evans / January 15, 2019 / 2 Comments
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A very good question: why does someone promoting Dallas, receiving almost a $700,000 salary funded by taxpayers to in fact promote Dallas, live and raise his family in Southlake? Well, Mr. Jones actually does live in Dallas at The House, by Philippe Starck, where he and his wife, Patricia, own a 1,487 square foot condo […]

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The Katy Trail is Becoming a Walled Garden and a Ruined Amenity

By Jon Anderson / September 26, 2017 / 9 Comments

From the American Airlines Center and before even turning the corner and passing over the Tollway, the Katy Trail is lined with new apartment buildings towering over it.  From Victory Place, Camden Victory Park, The Alexan, and the latest — Magnolia Station and The Katy at Victory Park — walking at this end of the […]

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Hillwood Buzzkills Helipad Upon Oak Lawn Committee Return, Alliance Residential Falls Short

By Jon Anderson / August 2, 2017 / 4 Comments

In April, Hillwood presented their conceptual renderings to the Oak Lawn Committee (OLC) for a 16-story office building on the empty corner of Cedar Springs and Turtle Creek.  You know the lot … the one you’ve been wondering why nothing had been built on it for over 30 years. Nods and smiles turned to WTF […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Gets Buzzed by Starbucks and Hillwood

By Jon Anderson / April 12, 2017 / 12 Comments

Tuesday night’s Oak Lawn Committee (OLC) meeting might not have had armed police in attendance, but there were some interesting goings on.  The two worth chatting about were Hillwood’s evolving plans for 3001 Turtle Creek (corner of Turtle Creek and Cedar Springs) and a proposed Starbucks at Oak Lawn and Congress (southeast-ish corner). I call […]

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