Bishop Arts Development, the local subsidiary of Austin-based PSW Real Estate, has five applications on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the City Plan Commission. Also on the agenda is the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce’s application to rezone its potential office at the corner of Bishop and Fifth.
A group of protesters from the Dallas West Trailer Park caused an abrupt stop in the Trinity Corridor Townhall meeting last night at Methodist Hospital. Assistant city manager Jill Jordan was about halfway through her list of updates for the Trinity River recreation project when officials said the meeting would have to be rescheduled. Confused attendees quickly became upset, only to go outside and see the protesters with signs that read “homewreckers” and other slogans in English and Spanish.
Apparently, developers have purchased the land where the trailer park sits, and residents were notified two days ago that they must vacate. David De La Fuente, a staffer at U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey’s office, was present for the townhall and witnessed the outburst. When a protester recognized him, they began demanding a meeting with the Congressman.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.
If you want to be in-the-know about what’s going on along the Trinity, come to the Townhall Meeting next Thursday, June 13. There will be updates on trails, access points, soccer fields, golf courses, and more all covered starting at 7 p.m. at Methodist’s Hitt Auditorium. I’ll be there, and I hope to see you, too.
The folks at Sylvan Thirty have announced the fate of the Alamo Plaza sign: It’s going to stay at the site where it’s always been, but it’s going to be broken up and repurposed into three sculptures.
The Sylvan Thirty blog has a Facebook-based commenting system, and the first two commenters are on opposite sides of the issue.
Eddie D. Stafford says, “You just destroyed the sign! This is how you listen to the community?” But Craig Parsons counters, “At the end of the day, it’s their property, this is a free country, and I’m putting my anger and energy toward more pressing social issues in the world. I suggest you all do the same.”
So, what’s your take?
Moments ago, the City Council approved PSW’s zoning request for single-family units at Kings Highway.
“This is a great development,” Councilman Scott Griggs said.
Look for more details in our May 31 issue.
As you may know, the City Council will vote on real estate firm PSW’s request to rezone an area off Kings Highway for single-family developments. After many community meetings to discuss issues like setback limits and garage styles, the developers and the neighbors seem to have found a happy place.
“The new changes are good,” said Jenni Stolarski, who’s property borders the development area. “Kings Highway, since the beginning, has been most interested in how we integrate these new neighbors.”
Look for more in the May 31 issue of Oak Cliff People, following the City Council vote.
On the city’s Park Board agenda this week is the construction of a new pavilion at Kidd Springs Park. First, they’ll discuss it at the Planning and Design Committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, then they’ll vote on it at the 10 a.m. board meeting.
Also on Thursday, the City Plan Commission will vote on renaming Sabine Street to “Reverend CBT Smith Street” between Eads Street and Denley Drive. Staff recommends approval.
The City Design Studio is holding a public workshop to discuss potential improvements to the West Davis Street corridor from Montclair to Beckley avenues.
Funding is already in place from the Garden Davis TIF District and the 2012 Bond program. And as the event flyer promises, “participation in this process will guide the future design of key projects” along the corridor.
The design workshop begins 6 p.m. Thursday at Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Hitt Auditorium.
A Building Community Workshop will be held for Wynnewood North on Saturday. Come to discuss stories about the neighborhood, watch a short film about the community, and view a gallery exhibit on the social history of the area. The fun runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at Wynnewood Village.
Parking is available off Llewellyn Avenue, just east of the Kroger.
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