Earlier this month, the city council's Economic Development Committee was briefed on something called "Effective Business Strategies to Support Sustainable Growth." Translated, that means hiking building inspection fees in order to "recover the true costs of delivering services to our customers" ... 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 >>
The city's love-hate relationship with the Statler Hilton's been well documented here, so no need to rehash that never-ending story. But there is this bit of news concerning the Hotel Conrad Built on Commerce Street: Mayor Tom and the DowntownDallas-ites would love that sumbitch covered, if'n you do ... More >>
Imagine a city with flowing creeks, walkable neighborhoods and greenery. No, not Seattle, dummy.
From the Collections of the Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library Pacific Avenue, circa 1920 In last week's paper version of Unfair Park, I wrote about the mess we’re going to have next year when Dallas Area Rapid Transit spills a whole new rail line of traffic down Pa ... More >>
Of course they're putting up nothing but "towering structures" in Highland Park. It's easier to crap on the rest of us when you're higher up. There's an Associated Press story from this afternoon about how some folks in Oxford, Mississippi, are trying to get their neighborhood designated as a histor ... More >>
The plan for Dallas' future: blood in the 'hood, Mayor Hunt and the Venerable Rasansky
The city council decides our future this week
John Fregonese, the proud papa of ForewardDallas!, is in the house, but has kept quiet. He's been walking around, standing and sitting and stroking his beard, looking alternatively bored, frustrated, aghast and elated as his baby gets batted about the room. His name has been evoked a hundred times ... More >>
If citywide planning means more apartments and strip retail, let's not plan
The Cowboys want to move back to Fair Park--so, there goes the neighborhood?
The News' parent levels a historic building as the paper opines for a new hotel
Historic preservationists sift through the sawdust of the great closet debate
John Loza learns that making friends is easy for a city council member. Keeping them is harder.
The fight over St. Ann's snares the city, Hispanics, and the Catholic diocese in a battle that tests Dallas' commitment to preserving its past
Albertson's new spin doctor is here for you (like it or not)
Plans for a giant market in an Old East Dallas neighborhood speed ahead despite protests by neighbors
As the Tenth Street freedmen's town crumbles, its would-be saviors bicker among the ruins