Local news for the Bryan Place neighborhood, just north of downtown Dallas. BPNA focuses on activities and events at the neighborhood level, and on larger events with direct impact on the community.

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