All posts by Jack Fiedler

Masterplan Case Memo: Dream Hotel

Dallas City Council approved a change of zoning to allow for construction of a Dream Hotel along McKinney Avenue. This new luxury hotel will have two restaurants and an entertainment bar/lounge. It will primarily cater to business and destination travelers. The Oak Lawn Committee approved the project and its increase in floor area because parking was placed underground. Numerous meetings were held with neighbors throughout the process, and the project has seen a growing level of community support!

Do you have a development that has to make it past the Oak Lawn Committee? We’ve got a great track record working with them, so bring us on board today!

Masterplan Case Memo: Guzick Elementary

Masterplan recently helped DISD win approval of several projects funded by the 2015 Bond Program, including one at Frank Guzick Elementary School. The Dallas City Plan Commission (CPC) rubber stamped a one-story, four classroom addition to the school that will enable it to enroll more Pre-K students. Construction is projected to begin as soon as possible!

Masterplan Austin Dispatch: Zoning & Late Hours

Masterplan and its sister company, LaBarba Permit Service, recently helped Wing Daddy’s Sauce House expand into the Austin market. Karen Wunsch, managing director of Masterplan’s Austin office, secured a site plan compatibility waiver from Austin’s Zoning and Platting Commission to clear the way for expansion of the restaurant’s mixed beverage permit to include a TABC late hours (LB) permit. Soon patrons will be able to enjoy cocktails along with great menu items until 1AM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The restaurant is located at 9811 S. IH 35 at Brandt Road in Austin, TX.

Do you want to keep your restaurant or bar open later? Masterplan and LaBarba’s combined expertise is ideal for making that happen – contact us today!

Masterplan Case Memo: Valley View

The current demolition of Macy’s will allow for the first phase of development at Valley View Mall. Masterplan consultant Ed Simons worked on numerous issues with the Macy’s space during the long decline of the mall. “I’m glad to see something finally happening,” he said. “We’ve worked on this for ten years!”

Do you have a development that’s stalled? We’re great at getting things moving again, so contact us today!

Masterplan Case Memo: Woodhill Office Park

Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates recently approved a change of zoning for the Woodhill Office Park at Rambler Road and Walnut Hill. The property is developed as an office condo project. The change now allows improvements to be made to the facility and the signage.

Congratulations to Beth, one of our development associates, on her work with this project – it’s her first case win in Dallas!

Have a project that requires a change of zoning? Our consultants are experienced in dealing with the many pitfalls of the process, so give us a call and let’s get it right the first time!