Neal Sleeper

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    West Village Developer Wants Dogs, Food Trucks and Shipping Containers at Cityplace

    At some point, the vacant triangle of land running along the west side of Central Expressway just north of Lemmon -- the plot where the McKinney Avenue Trolley recently laid down its new turntable -- will house tall buildings, mostly offices, 30 and 40 stories high.That's the idea at least, but the ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Cityplace Trolley Turntable Takes Its First Spin. It's Adorable. Even With Lasers.

    Photos by Leslie MinoraThe Green Dragon takes its inaugural spin.​Back in June, the plot of land near the Cityplace DART station at Haskell and N. Central Expressway was a vacant lot with a big hole and a big plan. It would be the future site of a trolley turntable, a novelty attraction to be ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Cityplace "Superblock" Now Being Decorated With Three Giant Pieces of Public Art

    ‚ÄčA Friend of Unfair Park asked this morning: "What's going on over at Cityplace? Looks like they're sinking a giant drill bit." Funny he should ask: Moments ago we got word that today's doings are related to the installation of three pieces of public art that begin at 7:30 this morning. Says the r ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009
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    March 19, 2009

    Apparently, District 13 Can't Lose

    At 8:50 this morning, The Real Estate Council sent to local media its Government Affairs Committee's endorsements for the upcoming Dallas City Council race. Not a whole lot of WTF there: All the incumbents got the nod save for Carolyn Davis, as the GAC went instead with Dallas school board trustee R ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Dallas' Victory Park Struggles to Deliver a Win

    Blame it on a bad economy, a bad idea or both. Ross Perot Jr.'s glitzy downtown district is in big trouble

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    July 3, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    Sexy Town

    Imagine a city with flowing creeks, walkable neighborhoods and greenery. No, not Seattle, dummy.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2006

    Whose Pockets Are They Anyway?

    Some of these city tax subsidy deals are a whole lot sweeter than the public ever knows. In fact, they're sweeter for the developers than the even city council knows. I have a column in today's paper about the dispute over the city's giving a $3 million tax subsidy to a developer who wants to build ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006

    Enough Already

    Sometimes City Hall is generous to a fault

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    May 25, 2006

    Hypocrisy in Action

    So Mayor Laura Miller was able to muster a majority on the council to rescind the city's longstanding policy on giving away federal "block grant" funds to political cronies. For as long as anybody can remember, community development block grants from Washington have been City Hall's main source of s ... More >>

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    April 25, 1996

    Soul Power

    The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.