Back To The Bridge, June 27

June 26, 2015

By David Allen

Community and Landscaping
Gateway to the Arts

It has been a while since we’ve tended to our Gateway To The Arts District, the underpass at Ross Avenue and Central Expressway. With all the development and events going on within walking distance of Bryan Place, the gateway needs some love and care. Sadly the weeds have gotten out of control, even completely covering the pathway we created years ago in certain areas. The “Happy Shapes” lighting project is delayed. But all hope is not lost. We can re-energizeRead more


Tom Thumb to Open in Uptown

June 20, 2015

By Steve Brown / Real Estate Editor

Tom Thumb to Open in Uptown Tom Thumb will open in a new mixed‐use project coming in 2017. According to an announcement from RED Development, Tom Thumb will be the first major retail tenant for The Union Dallas, an office, residential, and retail project at Field Street and Cedar Springs Road. Plans for The Union call for a 22‐story office tower, a 20‐floor residential high‐rise featuring 300 apartments with balconies and views, a 25,000‐square‐foot shared amenity deck, 11 levels ofRead more


June 2015 Yard of the Month

June 13, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

3236 Basil Court Gabriela and Jarrett Reed, our Secretary and Zoning board members respectively, revived and replaced the landscaping when they moved to their home at the corner of Spenwick and Basil. They have created several relaxing seating areas on both streets, as well as their second floor deck. Gabby told me that they added a little height in the corners of the patio bed with Japanese yews. In between the trees evergreen kaleidoscope abelias, and giant liriope grass wereRead more


New Multifamily Development is coming to our area

June 13, 2015

By Jarrett Reed

Dallas Morning News: Trammell Crow Residential plans East Dallas apartment community
Trammel Crow

Trammel Crow Residential plans to redevelop a block at Fitzhugh Avenue and Monarch Street into an urban rental community. Crow’s project will replace old apartments and some homes on an entire block, just south of Henderson Avenue and west of Ross Avenue. The development will have 371 units and will be named Alexan Henderson. The plans appear similar to the community on Ross Avenue that recently opened and welcomed new neighbors.


Communication Chairperson Profile

June 12, 2015

Bryan Place Organization

Gary Collins moved to the neighborhood in 2002 from Carrolton. He graduated from University of Houston with a pharmacy degree in 1969. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service from 1969 to 1982 as a pharmacy officer in the Bureau of Medical Services, National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration. He was the pharmacy director at Baylor University Medical Center for 12 years. He also served as a Vice President in a pharmacy consulting company, asRead more


See it, Snap it, Send it (an easier way to 311)

June 12, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

City Services

In 2013, the city of Dallas introduced a way for people to use their phones to report graffiti, potholes, illegal dumping and other such urban irritants. The City rolled out the 311 app for iPhone and Android devices. This free app lets anyone with a smartphone file a complaint directly to the city’s Code Compliance department, document it with a photo, transmit a GPS location and track the city’s response. The app bypasses the 311 call taker, which allows theRead more


Spring Cleaning and Warmer Weather

June 11, 2015

Electrical Safety Foundation International

Spring cleaning and warmer weather go hand in hand. The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) recommends that along with removing the unwanted dust and clutter, homeowners also eliminate electrical hazards. ESFI suggests starting with the garage, an important (but often overlooked) space when it comes to home inspection and fire safety. This room usually contains one of the leading causes of home fires ‐ electrical distribution systems. Here are some important things to check when performing your own inspection: Check theRead more


Homemade Banana Pudding

June 11, 2015

By Georgia Rhea Taylor Hall


2 ½ cups milk (whole milk makes a richer pudding) 1 cup sugar 4 med. egg yolks 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 4 tbsp. flour (or ¼ cup corn starch) ½ tsp. salt 2 tbsp. butter 2 large ripe bananas Nilla vanilla wafer cookies Mix flour, sugar, salt. Mix egg yolks with a small amount of the milk and mix until smooth. Gradually add all milk and egg yolks, mix until smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil untilRead more


Update Following General Meeting

June 5, 2015

By Jarrett Reed

Bryan Place Organization and Development
General Meeting

The Streets Department provided two members of their team to field questions and hear concerns from the neighborhood. The department will provide a list of items that were raised at the meeting in addition to the items that are already in the works with the City. By way of update, the crosswalks should be painted by the contractor selected by the City by the end June or in early July. My understanding is that the intersections that do not haveRead more

Bryan Place Swimming Pool Association board announced

June 1, 2015

The Swimming Pool

The new 2015‐2016 Board Members for BPSPA are as follows with their contact information: PresidentDawn Ogleogle.dawn@yahoo.com972‐603‐5564 Vice PresidentChris Lumkeschristinelumkes@sbcglobal.net214‐738‐0941 SocialAlessandra (Alex) Antonioalessandra.antonio123@gmail.com972‐652‐0139 FacilitiesJerry Rileyjariley70@gmail.com214‐274‐1060 TreasurerPam Sturdytexassturdy@gmail.com214‐548‐1833 SecretaryLisa Gagelisa.gage87@gmail.com903‐520‐8351 Group


President’s Message

June 1, 2015

By Linda Collins


BPNA had a very successful General Meeting in May. The program was well‐ attended by members who came to hear timely presentations from the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Streets Department, and Oncor. Many of our concerns about trafϐic and parking were heard, and we have commitments for follow‐up from the Streets Department. Please note that Oncor will be pruning trees in Bryan Place in June to prevent downed electrical lines. Prior to pruning on your street, a green door hangerRead more


June 2015 Newsletter

June 1, 2015

2015 Editions


Dallas Police Department Presentation at May 21st General Meeting

May 21, 2015

By Danny Oberst


We were fortunate to have Officer Jeff La Barba with the Dallas Police Department give a presentation on crime in our neighborhood at our May 21st General Meeting. Officer La Barba is our designated Neighborhood Patrol Officer (NPO) for Bryan Place. NPO’s act as liaisons between the Dallas Police Department and the individual communities they serve. Officer La Barba reviewed the crime statistics for Bryan Place with the group and made a general statement that Bryan Place had relatively littleRead more


May 2015 Newsletter

May 12, 2015

By Gary Collins

2015 Editions


April 2015 Yard of the Month

April 17, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

While walking around Exall Park take a look over at the yard in front of 1328 Adair. Homeowners Brent and Alisa have maximized the area in front of their townhome. Using Miniature Pansies, Dusty Miller, Kale, and English Ivy they have created a beautiful late winter landscape. So while you are out enjoying great spring weather in the park, slow down and appreciate Brent and Lisa’s efforts.

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