Toll Brothers’ Oak Lawn High-Rise Gets Unanimous Approval From City Plan Commission
After a session going well past 5 p.m. last Thursday, the City Plan Commission finally heard the case for Toll Brothers’ desired residential high-rise at the corner of Welborn Street and Congress Avenue. In the end, there were fewer fireworks than most expected.
Dallas Cothrum from Masterplan set out Toll Brothers’ case. In a nutshell, it was “here’s the bad high-rise we could build within zoning” … “here’s what a shorter, equally dense building looks like” … “here’s the better high-rise resulting from work with the neighborhood and Oak Lawn Committee.” In numbers, they could have built over 400 units within zoning, now they’re wanting 271 units.
While not done-done yet (still has to pass city council), this process saddens me. Toll Brothers had the guts to put in the time and do the work. The result of Toll Brothers’ work will be a better development than would have happened had they just used straight city zoning. In contrast, developer Teixeria Duarte chickened-out.
https://candysdirt.com/2017/07/24/toll- ... ommission/