Planning and Zoning

Dallas City Council’s Reverchon Park Deal Sets Dangerous Precedent

By Jon Anderson / January 21, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the Dallas City Council passed District 14 council member David Blewett’s deal to redevelop a significant part of Reverchon Park, they set a dangerous precedent for the city.

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Owner of Incredible Oak Lawn Townhome Wants to Rezone it to Commercial

By Joanna England / February 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

I’m more than a little devastated by the news that this incredible townhome at 3845 Oak Lawn might be rezoned into oblivion. You remember it, right? Sexy garage full of antique autos, gorgeous conservatory-like dining room. Just amazing. OK, that’s a little dramatic, especially considering that the owner, Shahab Salehoun, plans to add only ground-floor […]

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Transwestern’s Pink Wall Proposal Passes Planning Commission Hurdle, FINALLY

By Jon Anderson / September 4, 2015 / 18 Comments

As predicted, we are all two-weeks older since the Planning Commission fobbed-off the vote on the proposed Transwestern development at the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway. What, if any, votes changed in those two weeks is unknown, but I suspect few. Certainly attendees were not treated to German band Texas Lightening popping […]

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Food Truck Fever Hits Plano With Hub Streat Proposal, Prognosis Is Tasty

By Leah Shafer / February 24, 2015 / 1 Comment

Plano is one step closer to getting a food truck park this week with the approval of a special use permit and preliminary site plan by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Hub Streat, the proposed food truck park and restaurant concept, is slated to sit at the corner of 14th Street and M Avenue on […]

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With Oak Cliff Gateway Rezoning, What Will More Density do to Oak Cliff’s Personality?

By Joanna England / October 27, 2014 / 1 Comment

One of the largest rezoning proposals in Dallas history, the Oak Cliff Gateway is a tremendous effort to polish and brighten North Oak Cliff’s more public face that has been several years in the making But not everyone sees the Gateway plan as the best way to redevelop Oak Cliff. Its lack of building standards […]

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Hear Dallas Plan Commissioner Betty Culbreath Complain About Working on Holidays, Being Mean to Sam’s Club, And Pool Floats

By Joanna England / July 7, 2014 / 10 Comments

Sounds like Betty Culbreath is a CandysDirt.com reader, as the City Plan Commissioner called out our little Dallas real estate blog during her comments at the June 19 meeting in which the proposed Sam’s Club at Uptown East/East Village/Cityplace was discussed. Her speech, which lasts about three minutes at the 1:26:15 mark, references the $30,000 […]

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