Masterplan

East Dallas Residents Rally to Block Plans For Cement Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 25, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the proverbial dust cleared, the citizens of East Dallas claimed a victory over Martin Marietta and Austin Bridge, the corporations that had eyes on a large site at Northwest Highway and Garland Road for a dual cement and asphalt batch plant. And a big victory it was, as the entire Dallas City Council voted […]

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Casa View Residents Organize Online to Oppose Concrete And Asphalt Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 10, 2020 / 6 Comments

When Paula Blackmon announced a public meeting regarding a proposed concrete and asphalt batch plant in her East Dallas district, the District 9 Dallas City Council member inadvertently set off the digital version of a telephone tree. Greater Casa View residents were up in arms over the proposed plant planned for a large plot near […]

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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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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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