May 4, 2018
The 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson
In two weeks, the Byron Nelson Tournament is coming to Dallas to begin a new chapter at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Southern Dallas. To celebrate the move to Trinity Forest, along with the 50th anniversary of the Tournament, no tickets will be required on Wednesday, May 16th, for admission to everyone who would like to visit the course and explore the new home. This will also provide a glimpse of this beautiful area of the city of Dallas to tournament fans.
The Byron Nelson Championship is Thursday, May 17th through Sunday, May 20th. Some of the top players expected to participate in this year's tournament are Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Billy Horschel, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Ryan Palmer, Aaron Baddeley, Charles Howell III, Nick Watney and Rory Sabbatini.
May 4, 2018
April 3, 2018
UPDATE ON HILLCREST VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER
Hillcrest Village Shopping Center is under contract to a group of developers who plan to revitalize the property. Although there are recurring rumors that apartments will be built on the site, the developers' plans do not include any residential components. If they wanted to build apartments, they would have to apply for a zoning change, which they do not intend to do. In any event, a zoning change to allow apartments wouldn't be approved.
The developers don't want to publicly disclose their specific plans for the shopping center until they close on the property. The closing was scheduled for this month, April, but has been delayed because of a legal issue in February and March involving the current owner of the property (but not the development group). The legal problem has been resolved and the redevelopment plans are now moving forward through various city departments.
The property that is under contract is everything west of the vacant grocery store to Meadowcreek. The grocery store and the gas station are separately owned by different parties and are not part of this deal. However, because of the development group's interest in Hillcrest Village, the owner of the grocery store property is getting some inquiries from people who are interested in occupying the vacant store with a use other than a grocery or tearing it down and building something new in its place.
While the redevelopment plans are moving through city hall, the current owner and the developers are allowing some retail and customer service uses, such as hair salons, to lease some of the vacant spaces.
The recent bond program contains $3 million in economic development funds to facilitate the Hillcrest Village project.
April 3, 2018