Oak Lawn Committee

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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Blewett Brings Streetlights and Neighborhood Together To Talk

By Jon Anderson / November 21, 2019 / 4 Comments

Last night, District 14 Dallas City Council Member David Blewett held a town hall meeting to discuss Streetlights Residential’s proposal for a residential tower at Lemmon and Oak Lawn avenues. You’ve seen it before, so I won’t belabor the point (to catch up, skip the first listed story and you’re there). In reading those older […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Dream Hotel Spark Another Hotel

By Jon Anderson / November 12, 2019 / 3 Comments

No, you’re not reading tomorrow’s newspaper. District 14 council member David Blewett is holding a meeting at the same time as tonight’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting.  Blewett’s meeting is the first community meeting that’s part of an authorized hearing involving the zoning surrounding the Arts District. I figured you’d want me to be there (story […]

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Ari Rastegar is a New Breed of Developer Who Wants to Live to 120

By Candy Evans / November 12, 2019 / 4 Comments

Most developers are hard-living, hard-drinking, stress-filled time bombs of roller-coaster energy, over-indulgence, extreme risk-taking, and compulsion. Not Ari Rastegar. Remember when Jon Anderson told you all about the Austin-based investor/developer of Rastegar Property Company – and his first new-build in Dallas, which has been 100% leased by the short-term stay company Sonder? (Condos are hard to get […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Sees Two Contrasting Projects

By Jon Anderson / October 2, 2019 / 4 Comments

Before I begin, I have to give a shout-out to my Chicago brethren who have upped the bar for project location mapping. Usually we’re treated to a line drawing or a Google Maps image with various shaded boxes. The above map was supplied for Ari Rastegar’s project at 1900 McKinney Avenue. We have an earthquake-like […]

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Oak Lawn Committee: A Sign, A Drive-Through, And Two More High-Rises

By Jon Anderson / September 11, 2019 / 1 Comment

Let’s begin big. The Oak Lawn Committee saw four projects last night. The one above is a nice residential high-rise at the corner of Boll St. and McKinney Ave. We also saw a proposal for a 13-story retirement home around the corner from Al Biernat’s, as well as the more mundane signage variance in Victory […]

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