May 23, 2019
May 20, 2019
HILLCREST VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER at HILLCREST and ARAPAHO
Although it may seem like nothing is happening, there's actually a lot going on with Hillcrest Village Shopping Center. Construction plans are complete. Repairs to the roof and other miscellaneous maintenance work will be starting late this month or in early June. Construction on the shopping center is projected to start in July.
Design of the park is complete and an artist has been chosen to create the public art piece that will front the park on Arapaho.
Park construction is projected to start in the fall and be completed around the same time as the shopping center renovation wraps up in late spring of 2020. Because the park will be a public city park, its construction will be managed by the Dallas Park Department.
With regard to the vacant grocery store, negotiations between the owner and a potential lessee are ongoing.
On a related note, Code Enforcement has been in discussions with the grocery store property manager about not allowing overnight truck parking on the Hillcrest side of the property. When I drove by a few evenings ago, nine 18-wheelers and a pickup truck were parked there. Because it's private commercial property, Code cannot cite for the parking if the owner chooses to allow it. However, the property owners have now contracted with a towing company to assist with removing the trailers off the lot.
May 16, 2019
$1 Dog Day Wednesdays through June at Dallas Animal Services
What $1 adoptions on all adoptable and pre-adoptable dogs six months and older at all Dallas Animal Services (DAS) locations every Wednesday through June 26th.
Who Dallas Animal Services
When 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the main DAS shelter
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. at PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center
Where Dallas Animal Services Main Shelter- 1818 N Westmoreland Rd., Dallas, TX 75212
PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center- 16821 N Coit Rd., Dallas, TX 75248
$1 covers all adoption fees, including heartworm testing, vaccinations and spay/neutering.
May 13, 2019
Public Works Post-Construction Survey and Consolidated Project Map.
The Department of Public
Works has worked with the Communication and Information Services (CIS)
Department to launch an online, post-construction survey for residents and
businesses to complete once a Public Works construction project has been
completed. At the start of every project, as part of the door hanger or project
letter that serves as notification of the coming project, a unique project
identification number will be included in the notification. Once the project is
completed, residents and businesses will be able to answer eight yes/no
questions and one open-ended question for other comments. The survey, which
will be available in both English and Spanish, is scheduled to go live by June
Also, the Department of
Public Works has worked with the CIS Department to create a consolidated map of
bond projects, Dallas Water Utility projects, and Public Works maintenance
projects. The consolidated map, which will be used for project identification,
coordination and collaboration, is located at https://gis.dallascityhall.com/bond/#/view/interdepartmental-projects.
The Department of Public Works has also consolidated its most-frequently
requested maps, including the 2017 Bond Program, the Needs Inventory, and
Right-of-Way Permits; the maps are located at https://www.dallascityhall.com/departments/public-works/Pages/Data-and-Maps.aspx.
May 8, 2019
April 29, 2019
The decision was made by AAA Texas to postpone the event due to weather and safety concerns. We will be meeting next week to discuss available dates, and I will keep you all informed!
February 15, 2019
September 24, 2018