Photo by Anna MerlanAt right, a former Unfair Park-er makes the case for his map to the Redistricting Commission last night.At last, an interesting Redistricting Commission meeting. And a vaguely star-studded one too. Among those in attendance at last night's meeting: council members Dwaine Caraw ... More >>
Federal Judiciary CenterSome facts about the post office and court house: "Completed in 1930. Supervising Architect: James A. Wetmore."High on the top of my list of favorite downtown buildings is the old U.S. Post Office and Courthouse at 400 N. Ervay. But the building, built in '30, has gone unu ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenMike RhynerDespite the rain early on Saturday, I found myself at the All About Uptown Festival for the third-straight year, and it wasn't until checking out the festival's website just now that I realized it's only the third year of its existence. Not a heckuva lot has cha ... More >>
Danny FulgencioCal JillsonMuch like Richard Allen's interview, our conversation with Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson didn't make it into the cover story on Dallas County Judge Jim Foster appearing in last week's paper version of Unfair Park. But that's not to say ... More >>
Sam MertenNeil EmmonsDemocratic precinct chair and former City Plan Commissioner Neil Emmons was certainly not alone in his support of Terri Hodge in her bid for an eighth term in Texas House District 100, as Hodge's endorsements included several of the city's most notable politicos. But even ... More >>
View Larger MapWe first told you about Randall's plans to expand Simon David on Inwood Road back in August, shortly before the grocer took its case to the City Plan Commission. Randall's says the 25,225 square foot store, which has been perched on the property since 1984, is just too small -- needs ... More >>
UT SouthwesternDr. Bill PetersonCouncil member Angela Hunt has nominated Dr. Bill Peterson, a professor of biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, to replace term-limited Neil Emmons on the city plan commission. Peterson's term as Hunt's appointee to the city's senior affairs commission exp ... More >>
Tomorrow morning, the Dallas City Attorney's Office will present yet another version of its ordinance that would allow for the demolition of buildings in historically designated districts. Surely you know what this is all about -- we've been down this road since, oh, August 4, 2008, when the the ... More >>
Sam MertenKatherine Seale speaking to ZOAC last monthRepresentatives from Preservation Dallas and the Landmark Commission met yesterday morning with the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee and first assistant city attorney Chris Bowers to hammer out the details of a proposed ordinance aimed at expe ... More >>
Sam MertenCity plan commissioners Neil Emmons (right) and Robert Ekbald (left) watched as Katherine Seale of Preservation Dallas spoke this morning to the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee.Much to the chagrin of the half dozen city attorneys attending this morning's Zoning Ordinance Advisory Comm ... More >>
Alexa SchirtzingerHow the sausage gets made: Karen Casey writes down neighbors' suggestions at the conservation district meeting Monday night.In the cozy auditorium of the Lakewood library last night, some 30 members of the Abrams-Brookside Neighborhood Association met to put the final touches on th ... More >>
Sam MertenYippee! Red and green stickers!It was standing room only last night as approximately 200 folks battled the heat at White Rock Lake's Winfrey Point for the final of four community budget forums, where several city staffers were on hand to get input on how best to address the city's $190 mi ... More >>
View Larger MapAs expected, the City Plan Commission's Thursday-afternoon meeting did indeed get just a little contentious when it came time to discuss the specific use permit application for the former Beagle on Lower Greenville Avenue. In fact, it ate up almost half of the 80-minute meeting -- and ... More >>
View Larger MapNoticed this interesting item on the City Plan Commission's agenda for tomorrow: a specific use permit renewal application "for an Alcoholic beverage establishment limited to a Bar, lounge or tavern and a Commercial amusement" for a property located on the northeast corner of Greenvil ... More >>
View Larger MapAs noted on Unfair Park yesterday, an item came before the City Plan Commission yesterday in which the old Red Blood Club spot was looking for a Specific Use Permit so it could re-open its doors and become a blues bar (which, between you and me, is pretty much exactly the type of musi ... More >>
Clint Barlow got to Dallas City Hall way too early today -- 10:30 a.m., hours before he was set to plead his case to the City Plan Commission. Still, though it may have taken a while before Barlow spoke to the commissioners about his efforts to re-open Trees, the wait was worth it: The Plan Commissi ... More >>
Blame it on a bad economy, a bad idea or both. Ross Perot Jr.'s glitzy downtown district is in big trouble
"Harwood stands to make a ton as it is, and gaining these properties just adds to the cash pile."
Homeowners in what's left of Little Mexico face the hard sell from an Uptown developer
The City Plan Commission said no to Monkey Bar's SUP request—what the hell happened?
If citywide planning means more apartments and strip retail, let's not plan
Is there a better symbol for City Hall?