In this issue: Your Neighbor, The Coyote, St. Patrick’s Events, My Ride Dallas, Dig This! and more.
Previously, LGNA had updated residents about the proposed development at the old Vickery Towers location at Greenville and Belmont. The owner of the senior’s home had intended to develop a residential community on the site. The 8 acre piece of land was too expensive for another senior’s facility and traditional residential was the only viable option. After demolishing the old building, Columbia Pacific Advisors released plans for a modern apartment community with a condo tower in the center and a ring a townhomes at the perimeter. As of now, they have sold the property to Trammel Crow Residential (TCR). Columbia specializes in senior care and this would have been a deviation from their business model. So it really makes more sense for everyone, including the neighbors, to have a local company that specializes in residential develop the site.
TCR has chosen to build virtually the same design that Columbia had submitted. However, they opted to re-design the exterior in a Craftsman-style which is more in keeping with our neighborhood than the modern design Colunbia had proposed. The Continue reading
We had our biggest and best year yet for National Night Out. The event was a joint effort of LGNA, Lakewood Heights NA and The Friends of Tietze Park Foundation. We had several new exhibitors this year including Solar Prep (the new girl’s school at the former Bonham Elementary), the Zero-Waste team from sanitation, 29 Pieces (an art activity for kids) and the Lakewood Service League. We added a flag-raising ceremony and a DJ to this year’s line-up. But the hit of the evening was the banner that we created to say THANKS to our officers at the Dallas Police Department. Hundreds of neighborhood residents signed the banner with well wishes and notes of gratitude. Here are some pics from the event. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to mark your calendar for Oct 3rd 2017!