Neighborhoods

Information and stories about Dallas neighborhoods

Lower Greenville's best kept secret: Free parking

Updated 1/9/08 - Fear of scumbar patrons in LGNA-land drives call for business boycott - click here

Ever since neighborhood associations on Lower Greenville starting buying streets under the City's Resident Only Parking program, the two hottest questions heard from scumbar patrons have been...

What do you mean, they towed my friggin' car??

and

Where the hell am I supposed to park now?

Ever the one to provide a forum for important information about our wonderful neighborhood, BD has prepared a list of streets and a very easy to read map of free parking just a few steps away from Greenville Avenue.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Another Lower Greenville street goes Resident Only

The Belmont Neighborhood Association announced at its National Night Out event that 5700 block of La Vista, between Greenville and Matilda, will be the newest Resident Parking Only zone on Lower Greenville in nearly eight years.

The signs will be installed within two weeks; the new RPO zone will be combined with the RPO Zone on Hope Street. Click here to see a map. RPO will be enforced Tuesday - Sunday evenings, just like Hope Street.

RPO is a City of Dallas parking designation which allows only the residents of an RPO-zoned block to park on their street during certain days and hours.

A petition signed by more than 2/3rds of the property owners must be submitted before the City will survey the street for compliance with the ordinance's requirements.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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LGNA takes credit for new stop signs, lower crime rate and fresher smelling clothes

Normally BD does not read the wit and wisdom of the LGNA (aka the Mad Maxine Admiration Society) website, but a neighbor sent a link that we just had to read to believe.

We already knew how LGNA claims to care about anything that happens south of Belmont. Too bad most of their officers could not find their way south of Belmont without a map and a police escort. And we already know how they refuse to recognize Belmont NA and its decision (backed by 100+ neighbors) to secede from LGNA.

But now they have the unmitigated chutzpah to take credit for the installation of the new four-way traffic signs at the intersection of Matilda and Belmont.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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The Lower Greenville Wal-Mart Is a Terrible Neighbor

By Eric Nicholson Tue., Sep. 9 2014 / Dallas Observer / 2:00 PM

Neighbors never exactly embraced Wal-mart's plans to build a Neighborhood Market on Lower Greenville. Suspicious of the chain's ability to integrate into an urban neighborhood, particularly one as fastidious as Lower Greenville, their opposition was close to unanimous, the only variation being in the intensity of their anti-Wal-mart sentiment.

Leaders of the surrounding neighborhood associations -- Belmont, Greenland Hills, Vickery Place, Lower Greenville and Lowest Greenville West -- also realized they didn't have much choice. The zoning was in place and the landlord, former City Councilman Mitchell Rasansky, could lease the property to whomever he chose. Their only option was to band together and wring what concessions they could out of the world's largest retailer, which they did.

Melissa Kingston, an attorney who lives two blocks from the Wal-mart, led negotiations on behalf of the neighborhood groups.

Click here for the complete story

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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On Lowest Greenville, payback is a bitch...

One of the biggest reasons BD left Lowest Greenville was the construction of a Neighborhood Walmart across the street from his house (yes it was legal, in a space formerly used by Whole Foods and Blockbuster Video, but it was still a WalMart, for god's sake).

The other was due to the lawsuit foisted on BDby HRH Melissa Kingston, spouse of current city council rep HRH Phillip Kingston. She sued BD into the next City Council district because he dared to oppose her unchallenged rule over the neighborhood, and would not love and embrace WalMart.

Imagine his shock, absolute shock, to see an email from a neighbor in the area quote HRH and her fight - yes, a fight! - with that same lovely WalMart. The message was posted on NextDoor.com for Belmont Addition, but was shared with NextDoor.com neighborhoods in the area, hence its delivery to BD.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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