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A plea to Angela Hunt - Stop the toll road, don't save Lowest Greenville!

Dallas City Council Member NSA Hunt is quoted in today's DMN Transportation blog in regards to the Trinity Toll Road...

Doing [another ballot initiative to stop the Toll Road] so would take too much time and energy away from the goals she's set for her final year on the council, including work on lower Greenville and the extension of the Katy Trail, she said.

Angela, we beg you - Get up and do whatever it takes to stop the toll road. You have killed Lowest Greenville beyond your wildest dreams. It's a ghost town here now. There's no chance of getting any more of your so-called improvements on the next bond issue anyways past the City Council or Mary Suhm when there are so many more important issues - like streets and sewers - to take care of before we put pretty sidewalks in front of empty storefronts.

So we beg you, go forth and stop the toll road. Any more of your improvements on Lowest Greenville (like the WalMart across the street from my house) will put my property values into negative territory.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Yucatan and Service Bar dropped their suit over Lower Greenville SUP ordinance ... then closed their doors

By Robert Wilonsky / Dallas Morning News / Apr. 10, 2012

I spent way too much time last year documenting the fight between Yucatan and Service Bar and the city of Dallas over the ordinance requiring all Lower Greenville businesses to get specific use permits if they want to keep their doors open past midnight. The ordinance, OK'd by the city council in January 2011, is intended to rid the stretch of recently redone street of the so-called "bad actors," as Angela Hunt and Pauline Medrano often called them.

And when the council denied Yucatan and Service Bar their SUPs in September, Medrano said, "If we're going to decrease crime, we need to make sure these type of establishments are not in business."

 

Click here for the complete story at the Dallas Morning News

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Bike collides with car, car wins (again)

BD does not have much to pass on about this Monday afternoon accident. It happened at the intersection of Belmont and Matilda about 330pm, the bike does not seem to be damaged too much (indicating it was not a forceful collision), and BD can't find a bicycle helmet in any of the photos. If I get more details, I will post them.

More photos are on BD's Flickr page - click here.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Welcome to the neighborhood. Now give us all your copper wire

The new WalMart construction site has not been up for a whole week yet, and the criminal welcome wagon has already made an appearance.

To wit, this DPD Incident Report, noting the theft of $1,500 worth of conduit and wiring from the site sometime between 6pm Wednesday and 8am Thursday morning.

Reporting Person stated his crew secured the work site at about 6 pm on 4-4-12. Upon arrival at site the next morning, 4-5-12, at 6 am, he discovered that pvc pipe had been disconnected.

You don't think it had anything to do with this wide open gate on the east side of the property at 5:44pm? Contrary to the police report, the construction crew had already left for the day.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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So it begins, not with a cry or whimper, but a cut in the asphalt

One thing BD can say about living across the street from the future site of the Lowest Greenville WalMart (among so many other things I can think of) - I have a front row seat to all the work taking place.

And I guess you can mark your calendars as the first day of the construction (oops, tenant improvements) on the site. Here are photos of the as-we-speak slicing and dicing of the Blockbuster parking lot, to be followed by the Whole Foods side. A review of the site plans shows the Belmont entry will be the primary construction crew entrance. After being scraped, it will be filled with gravel in order to withstand abuse. Eventually, the entire parking lot will be re-asphalted, new traffic islands and lights, and updated driveways with traffic signs installed.

 

More photos after the break...

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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