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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Toll Brothers Mired in City Council Quicksand And Water Carrying

By Jon Anderson / September 28, 2017 / 12 Comments

The fate of the proposed Toll Brothers high-rise in Oak Lawn remains stalled for another month. A bus load of Plaza residents showed up to voice their concerns without actually admitting their issue is view blockage and that the rest was just a smoke screen.  Several gave themselves away in saying that a midrise would […]

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Good News, Bad News: Latest Oak Lawn Committee Meeting a Mixed Bag

By Jon Anderson / September 13, 2017 / 9 Comments

Are you a good news first kind of person, or do you want the needle before the lollipop?  Heck, I’m jetlagged and feeling woozy, so let’s go with the needle. (From the picture above, you guessed that, right?)   At last night’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting, there were a trio of projects presented by Masterplan […]

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Toll Brothers’ Oak Lawn High-Rise Gets Unanimous Approval From City Plan Commission

By Jon Anderson / July 24, 2017 / 4 Comments

After a session going well past 5 p.m. last Thursday, the City Plan Commission finally heard the case for Toll Brothers’ desired residential high-rise at the corner of Welborn Street and Congress Avenue. In the end, there were fewer fireworks than most expected. Dallas Cothrum from Masterplan set out Toll Brothers’ case. In a nutshell, […]

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