Cole Avenue Complex on Dallas Council Agenda

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  • Sam Tamborello

    As a resident of HP, I’m disappointed in Mayor Joel Williams, III. I would think Mayor Williams and the HP Town Council would be more friendly to our neighbors in Dallas. Mayor Williams, I’m not understanding your anti-development with the project, and your discourse with Southwest Airlines in the past. How many developers live in HP? REIT guys?

    All the hoop la about Abbott Park, yet about 2 weeks ago I stopped for a drink of water and found approx. 13 dead floating mosquitoes in the public drinking fountain (and right next to the children’s playground). It appears HP council and the administration can’t even do simple checks on the park itself, yet you want no building next to it? The mosquitoes were even verified by a HP officer. Gross!

    This was not the first time this has happened, and what about the many kids who play in Abbott Park who may have sipped from the dirty diseased fountain? It would seem to me if HP Council and it’s “okie dokie” administration really cared about Abbott Park, this would never happen, hey?

    Please leave Dallas and Love Filed alone. We have issues here that need to be dealt with. Not long ago I thought I understood you claimed HP did not have the money for future projects…..and I wonder why?

    All the best (and my opinions as a resident),

  • Luci Smith

    As a former resident of Highland Park, I lived in a sub-let in the Saltillo Apartments for three months in 2009. It was one of the few places in the neighborhood where I could afford to stay when I visited Dallas. The apartment complex had some problems with plumbing and some of my neighbors had serious roach problems, but I enjoyed staying there. Living so close to where I grew up and seeing the nice improvements, like the Katy Trail and how the Highland Park Library has evolved and the new Dallas Public Library in Oak Lawn made me happy. I have lived abroad for over 30 years now and whenever I go back to Dallas, it makes me happy to see that things are being well taken care of and improvements are being made. Now that the DART is being run all the way to the airport, I might visit more often, since I do not drive a car and need to use public transportation.

    I’ll be sad that the Saltillo Apartments are getting torn down. I am certain that the replacement won’t be the place where I can share a sublet next time I come for an extended stay in Dallas. It looks way to expensive. It makes sense that a piece of prime real estate is getting developed. I wonder about the block of small houses that are overrun by feral cats, – a little farther down Cole Ave. toward Knox Street. If ever anything needed tearing down or being remodeled, those houses sure need attention.