Philip Kingston

Protect, Serve, And Get A Good Night’s Sleep In Lower Greenville Rental Of The Week

By April Towery / September 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Need a crash pad in Lower Greenville with easy access to DART and a great rental rate? Look no further than 2508 Delmar Ave., Dallas. Bonus points if you’re a teacher, firefighter or police officer. “We offer discounts to public servants because they often can’t afford to live in the cities they serve,” said Melissa […]

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After Arduous Election Season, Johnson Emerges as Victor in Mayor’s Race

By Bethany Erickson / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was contentious, a lot. In fact, at one point almost anyone remotely affiliated with a Scott Griggs supporter was blocked by mayoral candidate Eric Johnson on social media. But in the end, he not only unblocked everyone, according to his campaign, but he also won a fairly combative race to become Dallas’ next mayor. […]

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Is Lincoln Property Betting Blewitt Won’t Blow It On Katy Trail Project Resurrection?

By Jon Anderson / June 3, 2019 / 1 Comment

Who stands to benefit if District 14’s Philip Kingston is ousted? I used the above graphic when reporting Lincoln Property’s Katy Trail project failed to pass Dallas City Council in January (after failing City Plan Commission). It was a portend that I thought the arrogance shown by the developer throughout the process hadn’t ended. I’d […]

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Know Your Candidates, District 14: Kingston, Blewett Answer Questionnaire

By Bethany Erickson / May 20, 2019 / 3 Comments
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Whether it’s city or school board candidates, politics play a big part in the health of Dallas — and therefore the health of the real estate market. After the May 4 election, there were six races (five city and one Dallas ISD school board race) where none of the candidates reached the 50 percent threshold […]

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Conflict of Interest: Should Laura Miller Recuse Herself From PD-15 Matters?

By Jon Anderson / April 16, 2019 / 10 Comments

Two weeks ago, District 13 council member Jennifer Staubach Gates debated rival candidate and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller at a luncheon hosted by the Dallas Builders Association. The event was live-streamed and later posted by CandysDirt.com. About 20 minutes into the recording, the topic of PD-15 was raised. (Planned Development district between Preston Tower […]

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Oak Lawn Committee Talks Affordable Housing And Third Uptown Luxury Hotel

By Jon Anderson / February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Across Cedar Springs Road from the Ritz-Carlton and the McKinney & Olive buildings sits a half-acre, triangular parcel anchored by Pizza Hut and Comet Cleaners in a shopworn building. Last night, the Oak Lawn Committee saw renderings for an 18-story “lifestyle” hotel crowned by a restaurant, pool, and check-in desk.  Yes, the check-in desk will […]

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