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    A Native from Dallas

    This is a great discussion group. I work for the HUD contractor, however I would like to study Urban planning. I am a big advocate of www.PreservationDallas.org. And the City of Dallas has hired consultants for proposing a 30 yr Comprehensive Plan - it is a lot for this city to sort out. I just moved to an older, historic neigborhood called Lakewood, and find that most folks are excited about these potential changes, as long as the city can enforce code and restrictions without letting the builders destroying greatness...do you know what I mean? It seems that getting back to our historic roots through community involvement, preserving integrity, while maintaining functionality is quite an exciting proposition amidst these changes. It's all good. Thanks for having me. Elaine

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    Welcome, from a former Dallas resident!
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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra
    Welcome, from a former Dallas resident!
    Ditto! hope to see you post more often!
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    I rode the DART train (Red Line from Parker Road (Plano) to the Westend (downtown)) this past weekend and was pleased to see some Transit Oriented Development (TOD) around some of the stations. The Westend needs to have more than just restaurants and one specialty shop mall (at which I bought a leopard skin fez with a black tassle). Alittleceltic, welcome and it's the vast range of perspectives that make this interesting and useful. You don't have to be a professional to understand and be passionate about where you live and work. Have fun !!!!
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    A HUD contractor? My ERR was approved. I talked to someone in CPD and they said it was approved. I don't remember her name. No I don't have it in writing, but she said it was okay. Really. I'm not kidding. Those Indiana Bats weren't really that endangered. Seriously. It's all okay!

    Greetings alittleceltic. I'm a planner/preservationist/community development guy for a small cdbg entitlement in the hilly part of southern Indiana. Youll find a wide variety of interests and passions here and a very open community when it comes to the built environment. Enjoy!

    BTW: my sister lives in Mesquite. I've visited Dallas several times and liked the West End.
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    Welcome aboard, alittleceltic! Any questions about the gallery or image postings on the borad... I'll gladly answer to them

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    An even more embarassing welcome from Edmonton, Alberta....

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