Oak Lawn Committee

Trammel Crow Zooms Luxe 2401 McKinney to Oak Lawn Committee

By Jon Anderson / June 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

How does a developer get a better project? One way is to hold a design competition among five firms. This is just what Trammel Crow did for this mixed-use office project coming to the Truluck’s site on McKinney Avenue next to The Crescent Court.   We have a winner … The winner is this design-off […]

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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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Harwood Development Boasts Big Parking Structure, Office Tower, And Little Else

By Jon Anderson / March 30, 2020 / 3 Comments

Dallas’ plans for a vibrant Arts District failed miserably. It’s one of two areas of the city where you’re not reminded of COVID-19 – because it’s just as vacant now as it always is. It’s such a failure that there’s an Authorized Hearing to determine how to get someone – anyone – to walk its […]

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Novel Turtle Creek Legally Right But Dings Spirit of Zoning

By Jon Anderson / March 25, 2020 / 6 Comments

After the March 10 Oak Lawn Committee meeting, I wrote a pair of fiery columns about Crescent Communities’ coming Novel Turtle Creek apartment building now under construction near Oak Lawn and Irving Avenues (behind the Fedex and across from Holy Trinity). You can read them here, and here. Their presentation to the OLC was informational-only, […]

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UPDATE: Time To Stop Work On Crescent Communities’ Novel Turtle Creek?

By Jon Anderson / March 12, 2020 / 3 Comments

Yesterday, as part of my Oak Lawn Committee meeting coverage, I wrote about a project underway by Crescent Communities near Oak Lawn and Irving Avenues. I was ticked because I saw the building vastly exceeding the square footage possible on their 0.936 acre parcel. In fact, I was seeing double the density possible. Throughout yesterday, […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Return of KDC, Some Trees, and a Crescent Communities Drive-By

By Jon Anderson / March 11, 2020 / 11 Comments

Last night’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting saw one good project, one “duh” project, and one project that has me seeing blistering red – you’ll want to read to the end for that one. The “duh” was a simple landscaping request for a project at 5490 Denton Drive Cut-off called Lenox Maplewood that was seen last […]

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