This Week in Municipal Bid’ness


Dick Davis


You’ve probably already glanced over my last post on the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s detailed site plan, which the University Park Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed on Monday. If not, have a look right here.

On Tuesday, the University Park City Council unanimously approved a resolution allowing Legacy Hillcrest Investments to withdraw their zoning request, which ended their latest bid to rezone the property in what has become a decade-long back-and-forth between the developer and City Hall. 

Mayor Blackie Holmes issued a statement at the meeting, which said that, while the City Council is confident in the advice given regarding the rezoning of the property, defending their right to rezone despite the property owner’s objections could cost University Park and its citizens thousands of dollars in legal fees. He added that many factors were taken into account in reaching their decision, which is “best for the community as a whole.”

Speaking of mayors, since Dick Davis doesn’t face any opposition in his campaign for University Park mayor, we figured that now is a good time to get to know him a little better (that’s him, pictured). You can pick up a copy of this week’s Park Cities People to study up. There could be a quiz involved!

Don’t forget that the Highland Park Town Council meeting scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. Also, be sure to read Dan Koller’s story about the Town Council race, but ignore the headline.

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