Last night’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting was a little more precise with their Robert’s Rules than prior meetings. Given the past few tense months (here, here), I’m not surprised that precision is being used to combat disruption. However, while not disruptive, one member seemed hell-bent on chucking the evening’s projects through the chute by calling for a vote on both projects presented with his first breath. Presenting projects and gaining support from the OLC isn’t a race nor a duty to be dispatched.
The first project is so far known as 2929 Oak Lawn Avenue, but Dallas folks will know it as the awful Office Depot next to the historic Melrose Hotel. The hotel, originally known as the Melrose Court Apartment and Hotel was built in 1924 and granted Dallas Landmark status in 1983. Prior to the hotel, the corner was the homestead of the Mellersh farm.