This was a surprise, because the developers, Provident, had it coming from two sides.
The town of Highland Park opposed re-zoning for the new 250-ish apartment development because they said a new, larger complex would negatively impact a tiny park called Abbott Park.
Um, from the looks of the existing apartments, which lease for $900 to $1200 a month, they had way more to worry about with the current structure.
Then the Friends of the Katy Trail opposed the new development. They said it was too tall, to0 dense, and the height and 90-foot building was too close to the Katy for comfort.
But the folks at the Oak Lawn Committee prevailed. (more…)