Letter to Winnetka Heights, Kings Hwy and West Kessler
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The following letter was sent to the Presidents of Winnetka Heights, Kings Hwy and West Kessler on August 6.



Presidents of Winnetka Heights
 
"NEIGHBORHOOD" VERSION OF BISHOP DAVIS ORDINANCE
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THIS IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD VERSION OF THE BISHOP DAVIS ZONING ORDINANCE SET TO GO TO DALLAS CITY COUNCIL FOR A VOTE TOMORROW.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS TO COUNCIL.  IT REFLECTS CHANGES DESIRED BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS OF KIDD SPRINGS AND L.O. DANIEL, INDIVIDUALS IN DALLAS LAND AND LOAN AND ALSO NEW LANGUAGE INSERTED BY EL TIVOLI'S NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION. 

IT ALSO USES CITY STAFF'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT THAT TRIED TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE DISTRICT AND THE HISTORIC STRUCTURES WITHIN BY MAKING IT LESS ATTRACTIVE TO TEAR THEM DOWN.

THIS DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH WINNETKA HEIGHTS, KINGS HWY OR WEST KESSLER AND THE DESIRES OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

PLEASE TELL YOUR COUNCILPERSON YOU SUPPORT THIS VERSION. 

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Bishop Arts Proposed Ordinance and Unintended Consequences
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This is the official map depicting "contributing structures" in the Bishop Arts District and dates back to the District's inception. 

In the staff recommendations for this District, they said that you could never put a parking lot where a contributing structure once stood and if you ever put a new three story allowed structure, you couldn't get parking reductions.  The thought being that by making it cost prohibitive, the structures would remain and the integrity of the district strengthened.  (pgs 7, 12 and 17 of new ordinance Bishop Arts)

Those provisions were removed by the City Planning Commissioners at the behest of thbe peopld that funded the study.  It is fine to say "Oh well, that will never happen."  But why do you ask for that?  If the list is old and in need of updating, why not update it and leave the protections in place.  It isn't just the houses we are talking about, it's the old commercial buildings too.

The Bishop Arts District has single handedly changed the perception of Oak Cliff.  Why would we destroy that with some grand illusion that anybody is going to rush over and see what we replaced all those cool buildings with?  It is simply not reality.

This is but one example and it is a true one... look it up. 

Kidd Springs, L.O. Daniel, El Tivoli and individuals in Dallas Land and Loan have asked where examples like this exist in their areas.  Those.... and one for Bishop Arts that resolves the above issue are available on this page.  Please contact your councilman today and tell them you support the "Neighborhood" option of this ordinance.


 
2010 Fall Home Tour Advertising Rates and Sponsorship Levels
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Attached are our 2010 Sponsorship levels and advertising rates as well as specs and deadlines. 

Contact Michele Cox. for sponsorship opportuinities and John Stolly to assist you in placing your ad.

Click "Read More" below for the forms with the levels and specifications
 

 
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