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Plans for an apartment development near the White Rock DART station at Northwest Highway and Lawther include the construction of 325 apartment units ranging from 580 to 1,400 square feet each. Originally, the plan called for 350 units. Developers Post Investment Group LLC commissioned a traffic evaluation that states the development offers “excellent accessibility via all major modes of transportation.” The developers are meeting with various neighborhood groups.

Community

Dallas Arboretum has unveiled new solar-powered trams and carts. Green Mountain Energy Company and the Dallas Arboretum have six solar-powered trams that some visitors will use to tour the 66 acres of gardens. The funding came from a $65,000 donation from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, a voluntary program in which Green Mountain residential customers can make monthly contributions toward solar generation systems for nonprofits.

Education

Peak Preparatory ranked among the top 100 high schools in America. U.S. News ranked Peak Preparatory No. 66 nationally, No. 9 among all high schools in Texas and No. 15 among charter schools nationwide.

It’s My Park Day is a one-day event for residents, families, and community groups to pitch in and clean our neighborhood parks 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 8. Help beautify our neighborhood parks by removing graffiti, picking up litter, weeding and participating in other activities. To volunteer, call Dallas Park and Recreation at 214.670.8400. Sign up by Aug. 31 at itsmyparkdaydallas.eventbrite.com.


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