Oak Lawn Triangle

I met with members of the Oak Lawn Committee today to discuss the construction of the Oak Lawn Triangle. The OLC has raised over $200k in private funds to design and build an entry monument to Oak Lawn at the corner of Oak Lawn at Cedar Springs. The OLC held a design contest, and the winning entry combines architectural elements from Oak Lawn.

There are a number of City issues that need to be addressed to support the creation of the Triangle, so I’ll be working with the OLC to get this project completed. It’s going to be a great entryway to Oak Lawn.

Oak Lawn – Uptown Meet and Greet

My thanks to Craig Reynolds and Key Kolb for hosting this evening’s terrific meet and greet! We had great questions about the Wright Amendment, protecting neighborhoods, cleaning up our city, and empowering the City Plan Commission.

A good point was brought up this evening: Will I, as a resident of East Dallas, be committed to representing the interests of Oak Lawn residents? My answer: Absolutely.

To get to know the area, I’ve been attending Love Field Environmental Advisory Committee meetings for two years, and I’ve attended zoning meetings, crime watch meetings, and neighborhood association meetings in Oak Lawn and surrounding areas. Our next council representative must represent all parts of our diverse district, and I am committed to working with residents of Oak Lawn to ensure their effective representation.

Oak Lawn Realtors Meeting

It was a pleasure to meet with realtors from Oak Lawn this morning at Texas Land and Cattle on Lemmon. Abio AHK’s McKinney Avenue office hosted the meeting, and I was invited to discuss the Dallas Homeowners League.

DHL is a non-profit, umbrella organization for neighborhood groups in Dallas. Since 1968, it has helped neighborhood groups work together to develop positions, proposals, processes, and projects that improve the integrity, strength and voice of Dallas neighborhoods.

As DHL’s executive vice president, I spoke to the realtors about some of DHL’s past successes and current projects. But the primary focus of my talk was DHL’s resources that are available to help home buyers improve their neighborhoods, including crime watch training, traffic calming workshops, and zoning seminars.