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Henderson Avenue makeover wins Dallas City Council approval

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The Dallas City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a rezoning plan that will reshape a stretch of Henderson Avenue.

While the plan had strong support from neighbors, it faced fierce opposition from some vocal East Dallas residents who believe the project is too big and will bring too much traffic to the area. But the developer, Mark Masinter, agreed to scale back portions of the project.

That was enough to win Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano’s support.

"I know a lot of people are going to still be upset," he said. "I think a lot of folks wanted to deny it outright."

Masinter had sold the plan for retail, offices, green space, greenhouses and restaurants as an antidote to "stick-built apartments and bars" that the area could get with zoning in place...

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