1. In what is probably the (roughly) 2,367th meeting on the Legacy Hillcrest project, the University Park City Council will meet tonight to hold a public hearing on the proposed change. This is a BYOP (Bring Your Own Pitchfork) event. Hearing starts at 5 p.m., though you might want to be there a bit early to grab a seat; the last meeting was standing-room only.
2. Seems the city of Dallas is attempting to get more beautiful by becoming less beautiful. At least temporarily.
As part of the extension of the Katy Trail, the city recently tore down a bunch of landscaping that hid UP’s Peek Services Center from the discerning looks of DART passengers. The problem was by doing that, the center was then out of compliance with the zoning rule established when the center was constructed in the late 90s, according to UP spokesman Steve Mace.
Dallas City Plan Commission will take up the case Thursday, and they’re expected to change the rule to bring Peek back into compliance. Since, you know, they were the ones who made it non-compliant.
Moral of the story: if in five years you’re riding your Schwinn on the Katy Trail extension, it’s probably not University Park’s fault if there isn’t any landscaping in front of Peek.
3. Reservations for Dallas Restaurant Week kicked off yesterday. There is only one Park Cities restaurant on the list — Cafe Pacific — but hey, you’ve probably eaten there already anyway.
If I had to pick from this list, I’d probably go with Brownstone or Tillman’s Roadhouse. Actually, wait, Tei An. Yes, I’ll make that reservation now.
For more information, head to KLRD.