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Margot Murphy

Opposition Ebbs For Webb Chapel Development As Neighbors Educated

By Jon Anderson / May 29, 2019 / 24 Comments

In our continuing Dallas City Council election coverage (ha!), let’s take a look at the third of three precincts won by Laura Miller (and its adjacent precinct tie). Miller ran her campaign on an anti-development platform that resulted in her winning just three precincts where redevelopment cases lit a certain NIMBY fire. The first two […]

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The PD-15 Saga Continues as City Staff Presents Recommendations

By Jon Anderson / January 8, 2019 / 2 Comments

The original, decades-old PD-15 documentation is faulted for its lack of clarity. Unfortunately, the new document reflecting city staff’s recommendations has its own issues with clarity (Draft PD and Presentation).  You will recall that last November, Council Member Jennifer Gates sent the second neighborhood committee home after being bogged down a second time by non-negotiable […]

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Hard Landing For Lincoln Katy Trail’s Plan Commission Re-vote Attempt

By Jon Anderson / December 13, 2018 / 12 Comments

The attempt to get a Plan Commission re-vote on the Lincoln Katy Trail project has spectacularly failed. As reported on Dec. 4, Christopher Lewis, Plan Commissioner appointed by District 8 Council Member Tennell Atkins, filed paperwork to get the project reconsidered after it initially failed CPC on Nov. 15. Today’s CPC session brought up the […]

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PD-15 Papers: Laura Miller’s Army Of Former Reps Fall in Lockstep

By Jon Anderson / November 26, 2018 / 8 Comments

As promised, It’s time to see what’s been going on outside of view – a gift just in time for the holiday season. There was a meeting on November 1 at City Hall with Council Member Jennifer Gates, Plan Commissioner Margot Murphy, and a bevy of opposition to the Authorized Hearing within PD-15 behind the […]

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Lincoln Katy Trail Project Fails Plan Commission Passage; Oak Lawn Committee On Notice

By Jon Anderson / November 15, 2018 / 4 Comments

Lincoln Property’s Lincoln Katy Trail project failed to gain support from City Plan Commission. However, mimicking the Oak Lawn Committee’s own waffling, Plan Commission’s vote was tighter than it might have been had the OLC been more crisp and decisive in its own votes on this project. Several Plan Commissioners voiced concerns about the OLC’s […]

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CM Gates Liberates PD-15 Planning From Standstill; Children Sent Home For Holidays

By Jon Anderson / November 8, 2018 / 3 Comments

The run-up to Wednesday’s tenth PD-15 meeting should’ve filled area residents with anger. The self-centered towers were at it again. On Monday, Athena management company ICI Real Estate sent residents an “URGENT!!!” call for Athena residents to attend last night’s meeting (Preston Tower did the same). It said Bob Bowling from Preston Tower was going […]

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