Monday, May 14, 2012
Richardson to cast official vote for Alamo Drafthouse on Monday
Locals hope city council will approve zoning change and give Alamo Drafthouse a yes.
RICHARDSON The Richardson City Council will vote on whether to approve the Alamo Drafthouse at its regular meeting on Monday night, and you can expect to find plenty of Richardson's finest speaking on its behalf.
That'll include members of the Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association (RHNA), the neighborhood where the Alamo would be built, as well as two Dallas-area fixtures from the film industry: Michael Cain, co-founder of the Dallas Film Society, Dallas International Film Festival, and principal for the Trinity Diversified Film Fund; and actress-producer-filmmaker Farah White.
RHNA president Andrew Laska said that the surrounding community enthusiastically supports the theater.
"Richardson Heights and the surrounding Heights neighborhoods are increasingly attracting young, professional, and creative residents," he said. "This development furthers our goal of making the Heights name just as sought after and recognized as other great Dallas area place names like Lakewood, Oak Cliff, Lake Highlands, and Bishop Arts."
The Heights area will see a new recreation center and aquatics facility. South of Belt Line Road, Heights residents and the city of Richardson are driving efforts for Richardson's first retrofitted walkable park.
The City Council's public hearing concerning Alamo Drafthouse's request for a zoning change to accommodate its proposed location at Richardson Heights Shopping Center will be at 7:30 p.m. at Richardson City Hall.
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