June 30, 2014

  • Residents Can Get Sam’s Club Update Tonight

    Construction will begin soon on a new Walmart/Sam's complex at the southwest corner of Midway Road and LBJ Freeway.

    Construction will begin soon on a new Sam’s Club at the southwest corner of Midway Road and LBJ Freeway.

    Construction of a new Sam’s Club will be the primary topic at a meeting of the Glen Meadow Estates Homeowners Association tonight.

    The meeting is open to all residents of Glen Meadows Estates, Rosser Park and Las Colonitas, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the private party room at Midway Point Restaurant.

    Steve McCoy, project manager for EMJ Corp., will update residents on the demolition of the Northridge and Spanish Point apartment complexes, as well as the Midway Road shopping center, and provide information on construction of the upcoming Sam’s next to Walmart at the southwest corner of Midway and LBJ Freeway.

    The project also is affecting residents along the alley between Flintridge Drive and Harvest Hill Road, who can vote at the meeting whether to temporarily make the alley a one-way for about 90 days while EMJ builds a retaining wall.

    By Todd Jorgenson Jun. 30, 2014 | 2:29 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 5, 2014

  • Catch ‘Downsizing’ Seminar at Park City Club

    With many families looking to downsize as parents get older, you may want to pick up some tips at the “Downsizing Made Easy” seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 10 at the Park City Club.

    The seminar will be given by Dave Perry Miller & Associates agent Angela McCants and Moving Memories & Mementos CEO Tach Branch-Dogans, along with Greg Dodd from Seniors Helping Seniors and Price Newton of Summit Financial Group.

    Find out what questions to ask before a move, what to look for in senior-living options, and how to navigate estate sales. Contact Angela McCants for more info.

    By Sarah Bennett Jun. 5, 2014 | 11:10 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 20, 2014

  • CREW Dallas to Hold Monthly Luncheon

    From left, Lisa Novotny Price, Clay Gilbert, Celeste Fowden, Katrina Keyes, Melayne Packer, and Michelle Hudson

    From left, Lisa Novotny Price, Clay Gilbert, Celeste Fowden, Katrina Keyes, Melayne Packer, and Michelle Hudson

    The Dallas chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) featured a keynote presentation from Katrina Keyes updating members on the TxDOT horseshoe project near downtown Dallas.

    The group will hold its May meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Park City Club, which will feature an update on the development of CityLine.

    By Todd Jorgenson May. 20, 2014 | 11:10 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 16, 2014

  • Devonshire Home Featured in Spring Tour

    5771 Berkshire will be included in the 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour. (Photo: Alan Hoffman)

    5771 Berkshire will be included in the 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour. (Photo: Alan Hoffman)

    First off, hi there, everyone. I’m back. You may remember me as a staff writer last year. Now I’m back as assistant editor, because I couldn’t stay away too long.

    OK on to the good stuff: one of our beautiful homes in Devonshire will be featured in the 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour on May 17, presented by Briggs-Freeman. Be sure to stop by 5771 Berkshire Lane, which was built last year and designed by Antonio de la Carerra. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s energy efficient, too.

    The tour is self-guided and open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but there’s also a preview party from 6 – 8 p.m. on May 16 at Collage 20th Century Design. Purchase your $20 ticket in advance here and then pick it up at Will Call at any of the participating homes. Heads up: it’s $25 at the door. Tickets to the reception are $50, but include your ticket for the tour.

    By Sarah Bennett May. 16, 2014 | 12:49 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 11, 2014

  • Laura Miller is Not Pleased With Lee Kleinman

    In case you missed it, Laura Miller has asked Jennifer Staubach Gates to replace Lee Kleinman as her proxy in the Transwestern affair. At one point yesterday afternoon, this little ditty was the lead story on the Dallas Morning News‘ website. Oddly, there’s no mention of it in today’s paper.

    By Dan Koller Apr. 11, 2014 | 10:28 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 2, 2014

  • Neighborhood Leaders Call For Transwestern Forum

    A bevy of elected officials and neighborhood association leaders have joined the debate over Transwestern’s proposed multi-use project at Preston Road and Northwest Highway. In a letter first reported by Candy’s Dirt, former Mayor Laura Miller, former City Councilman Mitchell Rasansky, state Sen. John Carona, and others are asking Councilman Lee Kleinman to host a town-hall meeting to discuss the development.

    I’m glad they’re asking that the meeting be held at a larger venue, such as Lovers Lane United Methodist Church or Park Cities Baptist Church. We wouldn’t want a repeat of this fiasco.

    By Dan Koller Apr. 2, 2014 | 8:36 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • March 28, 2014

  • Big-Name Properties Go on Market

    Alan Peppard reports that Lisa Blue Baron is selling her Preston Hollow estate because she’s moving to Washington. This news comes one day after Candy Evans reported that Dallas Stars legend Mike Modano has two Preston Hollow properties on the market.

    By Dan Koller Mar. 28, 2014 | 12:15 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • February 21, 2014

  • Apartment Proposal Stirs Controversy

    Here's a preliminary landscape plan for Transwestern's proposed multifamily development at Preston Road and Northwest Highway.

    Here’s a preliminary landscape plan for Transwestern’s proposed multifamily development near Preston Center.

    Both sides agree that the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway needs a new development.

    What developers and homeowners can’t agree on, however, is what that development should look like.

    Real-estate firm Transwestern is under contract to buy about three acres at the site, where the company hopes to build a high-end apartment complex to replace an aging collection of existing condominiums and townhomes.

    Yet the scope of the proposed project has upset members of the Preston Hollow East Homeowners Association, whose issues include a proposed height of six stories for one building in the development, as well as an increased density of units that would bring added traffic to an already congested area.

    Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Feb. 21, 2014 | 10:28 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • February 6, 2014

  • Kreditor Navigates Pitfalls For Landlords, Tenants

    Preston Hollow resident Mark Kreditor has plenty of these signs on the lawns of homes throughout the area. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Mark Kreditor has plenty of these signs on the lawns of homes throughout the Dallas area. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Editor’s note: This story also appears in the February edition of Preston Hollow People.

    When a large portion of your time is spent mediating disputes between landlords and tenants, it helps to have a lighthearted creative outlet.

    That’s part of what has provided sanity for Mark Kreditor for more than three decades in the often insane realm of property management.

    The Preston Hollow resident is president of Get There First Realty, which manages about 1,600 properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, acting as a go-between for owners of single-family rental properties ranging from condominiums to high-end homes.

    “We perform the job of being the referee,” Kreditor said. “We’re focused on having the battle less heated.”

    Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Feb. 6, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • January 20, 2014

  • City Staff Steamed About Sauna Plan

    The owners of a house on North Janmar Drive, who purchased the home last summer, would like to add a gym and sauna atop their detached garage/cabana. To do so, they need a permit from City Hall. The problem is, that garage/cabana is only 3 feet from the property line, and the zoning ordinance for their neighborhood requires a 10-foot setback. Consequently, city staffers are recommending that the Board of Adjustment deny their request. The board will be briefed at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, and the public hearings begin at 1.

    By Dan Koller Jan. 20, 2014 | 9:14 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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