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Please call Councilmember Sheffie Kadane, or send him an email or letter
asking him to stop the construction of the "Dallas" United Crew boathouse
on the east side of White Rock Lake. The following pictures and text
explain the situation. A sample email and contact information appears at
the end of this post. This is an urgent matter because the City Council will
vote on this on November 14, 2012. [YES we will keep fighting even if the
City Council approves this.] The Park Board has already approved it. More
building in White Rock Lake Park destroys its natural beauty and affects
home values in East Dallas. Please act today. sample letter
Unless you act quickly this beautiful vista will be
replaced with the security gate seen below. The gate
will stand where the large trees are above. Read
more below to see how Highland Park's rowing team
became "Dallas" United Crew and started this bad
Beyond the security gate will lie the barge-like
boathouse pictured below. It will be about 293 feet
long and about 195 feet wide. No more lake view.
|Proposed Boat House (294' x 195' approx.)
The aerial view below shows how huge this
boathouse will be. Compare it to the existing
White Rock Boat Club (a sailing club) to the right.
The Highland Park rowing team HP Crew became
"Dallas"United Crew and convinced the Dallas Park
Board to bless this bad project.
Crew, leased space in the White Rock Boathouse*--
one of the largest such facilities in the United States.
See pictures above and below.
near the spillway on the west side of
White Rock Lake. It is huge—306 feet
long by 80 feet wide. The photo below
shows a side view.
For some reason (altercation rumored), the Highland Park team lost its
lease and is no longer at the White Rock Boathouse.
It is clear, however, that there is plenty of room for the Highland Park
rowing team at the White Rock Boathouse.
Highland Park wants to build its own boat club on White Rock. To do this,
Highland Park rowing changed itself into “Dallas” United Crew. The first
thing that dallasunitedcrew.org used to say was “HP Crew is now Dallas
United Crew.” It was changed recently, but you can see what it used to
look like by clicking on this thumbnail:
The White Rock Boathouse is the rowing facility located near the spillway.]
Help us protect our home values by preserving park land.
In case you have not
heard, the City Council
voted FOR the DUC
Boathouse on 11/14. We
have not revised this
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bad news. Please keep
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