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Oak Lawn Committee Sees West Village Hilton, Apartments, and Office With Surprise

By Jon Anderson / December 3, 2019 / 2 Comments

This month’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting highlights the size of PD-193, as the projects presented include two in the usual Uptown orbit but one all the way into the Love Field / Medical District area. ‘Tis the holiday season, so let’s begin with the surprise. The project at 2913 Fairmount is a 13-story office building […]

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City Plan Commission Brings Surprisingly High Ending To Pink Wall’s Two-Year PD-15 Saga

By Jon Anderson / June 6, 2019 / 2 Comments

Tonight’s Dallas City Plan Commission meeting had a surprise ending for naysayers bent on limiting heights in PD-15. I have to give the neighbors credit for successfully coming together to put forward a plan to maximize green space in the area. Developers also upended the city’s recommended PD-15 changes with a bold plan to deliver […]

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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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St. Michael’s Reboots Redevelopment Plans for Preston Center Plots

By Jon Anderson / September 19, 2018 / 1 Comment

Back in 2016, I took St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church to task on a bunch of things. The biggest being that while their representative was sitting silent on the Preston Center Task Force they were secretly negotiating with developers to plonk a 250,000 square foot office building on Douglas Avenue. After that scathing […]

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Lincoln Presents Nothing New on Katy Trail Project to Oak Lawn Committee

By Jon Anderson / January 10, 2018 / 9 Comments

I wonder if this project should be renamed Beetlejuice. It seems like Lincoln believes that by showing the same unpopular plan over and over, neighborhood approval will suddenly appear. Lincoln representative Angela Hunt whizzed through an incomplete deck of slides in record time.  I say incomplete because one Oak Lawn Committee member had the original […]

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Reality Sets In For One Developer at December Oak Lawn Committee Meeting

By Jon Anderson / December 8, 2017 / 9 Comments

After a blistering first meeting with the Oak Lawn Committee (OLC) back in September, Provident returned Tuesday night with a radically different plan at McKinney and Hester Avenues.  While short on specifics, I suspect Masterplan painted in broad strokes just to see if they were on the right track. Based on the original design language, […]

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