See The View White Rock Lake Residents Defended Until Developers Backed Down | KERA News

See The View White Rock Lake Residents Defended Until Developers Backed Down

Apr 28, 2014

After a show of heavy opposition by area residents, developers who hoped to build a restaurant on White Rock Lake have suspended their plans. KERA's Shelley Kofler reported last week that Lyle Burgin and Rick Kopf issued a statement saying "the present time is not the right time" to move ahead.

The announcement followed a raucous meeting Tuesday night with 500 vocal opponents, most of whom live near the park. Many objected to giving up two-and-a half acres of open space and native blackland prairie for a moderately upscale restaurant and 160 parking spots.

Here's a look at Boy Scout Hill, the picturesque site that neighborhood groups fought to save. Take a look at this slideshow of views near the lake -- click on the photos above.