A happy ending for Emerald Isle?

When I talked to Dallas Cothrum recently, he told me today was the day that the revised plans for what was once the Emerald Isle high-rise would be going before the City Plan Commission. Cothrum is part of Masterplan Consultants, a company that interfaces between the city and developers and, as Cothrum put it, "always works on the for side" of developers. Emerald Isle is one of the company’s clients (as are TXU, DISD and DART), and Cothrum noted of today’s meeting: "My client’s not happy, the neighborhood’s not happy — we’ve reached our middle ground." He does believe, however, that "the Emerald Isle thing is going to be a happy ending."

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