By Eric Williamson
On the evening of October 23rd, the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association had its Fall General Meeting, and approximately 50 neighbors attended. Two presentations were given. Trinity Watershed Management Department The first presentation was by the City of Dallas’s Trinity Watershed Management Department on the future of storm water flood relief in our neighborhood and the associated underground construction. Unfortunately, this Mill Creek flood project is not slated to provide Bryan Place with additional flood protection for several years, likely not until 2019.Read more
If you are accustomed to scanning the Dallas crime statistics for neighborhood information, you have noticed that for the last couple of months no information was available. That is because the Dallas Police Department was updating its crime records and database and was updating its software. The site is now up and running and offers information through a number of analyses and reports, including the City Council’s Weekly Crime Briefing and an interactive crime map. The Weekly Crime Briefing isRead more
Mini lights? Icicle lights? Rope lights? Easy net lights? The good news is there are now more Energy Star rated choices than ever. These will not only look beautiful, but they can help keep your holiday electricity bill from spiking. LED lights use much less energy than regular bulbs; and as an added bonus, they don’t burn as hot so they are safer around children and pets too. Another way to reduce the holiday lighting bill is to use aRead more
By Dan Cohn
Yard of the Month – 820 Pavillion Passing by 820 Pavilion, one has to admire the vibrant roses that are blooming throughout the year. Richard Boul has created a spectacular rose garden, right in his own front yard. Richard shared with me some of the various roses that he has incorporated in the setting. One finds Bing Crosby, Julie Childs, Oregold, The Squire, Rainbow, Rock and Roll and Passionate Kisses, just to name a few. I addition to the roses, there isRead more
At our Annual Holiday Party in December we will be voting for who will represent us in 2015. Below is a listing of the offices in our Association and who is currently serving in those offices. If you are interested in serving your neighborhood in any of these positions, please advise any member of the Board of your interest. President shall: (Currently Eric Williamson) Call and preside at all Board and general membership meetings Represent the Association in its externalRead more
Local developer, Jack Matthews, has a contract to buy the historic Dallas High School located directly Southwest of the new City Lights Development. Mr. Matthews is best know for his South Side Lamar development. The contract is projected to close in early 2015 and then be developed into residential and office space.
Trammel Crow Co has partnered with Metropolitan Life to develop a two‐tower complex at the northwest corner of Pearl Street and Woodall Rodgers (where the Chase motor bank sits today). The mixed‐use development will contain 275 luxury apartments, 513,000 sq/ft of ofϐice space, and ground floor retail. The addition will add even more activity, density, and interest to the nearby arts district.
The Hall Arts tower located at Ross Avenue and Crocket Street is close to completion, with a grand opening on target for April, 2015. The newest addition to the Arts District will contain street level retail, including restaurant space directly across the street from the Winspear Opera House.
The pet parade was held on October 25th in Exall Park. Turn‐out was light but everyone had a good time. Dan Warren served as judge and made sure all who participated went home with a award and a prize.
By Dan Cohn
3203 Lakenheath Place Every time I pass the yard of Gary and Linda Collins at 3203 Lakenheath, I always admire how they maintain their property from season to season. Having a corner lot offers two settings that they have filled with azaleas, various hollies, pittosporum and knock-out roses. Two live oaks are the main anchors and Japanese maples offer their brilliantly colored leaves. The bed outlined in fieldstone and large rocks accent the setting. There are colorful bedding plants throughout, withRead more
At our Annual Holiday Party in December we will be voting for who will represent us in 2015. Below is a listing of the offices in our Association and who is currently serving in those offices. If you are interested in serving your neighborhood in any of these positions, please advise any member of the Board of your interest. President shall: (Eric Williamson) Call and preside at all Board and genermembership meetings Represent the Association in its external relations InsureRead more
For Bryan Place Residents, traveling from downtown to DFW Airport by train is a reality. Avoid parking fees, tolls, traffic, and commuters – if you live in Bryan Place. For more information, visit Dart’s Website.
The aging retail center at the intersection of Ross and Hall has vacated and now has a sign posted advertising a new Retail Building. Will the developers vision become reality? Bryan Place Board will be watching the possible development progress and will notify the residents when more information is shared.
More exciting development was recently announced by our near-neighbors in Deep Ellum. The city approved 3.5 million dollars to accompany a 18.5 million redo of an area, largely confined to the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Main Street, between Good-Latimer Expressway and Crowdus Street, with connections to Elm and Commerce. The developer is attempting to maintain the historic buildings and “feel” of Deep Ellum, while improving for new businesses.
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