President's Letter
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On July 11, the Oak Cliff Gateway Committee will release their preliminary ideas for rezoning the Oak Cliff Gateway at Hitt Auditorium at 7:00pm. The Gateway is roughly 800 acres south of I-30, west of I-35, east of Beckly and north of Davis. The same process is being used to rezone this property that was used last year on Bishop Davis. Members of the community were appointed by council to confer with architect Larry Good who was paid for by the development community.

The product created for Bishop Davis rezoned over 300 acres in and around the Bishop Davis corridor. Three, 4 and 5 story buildings are now allowed and, in some cases, new construction is given parking reductions while old buildings like those in Bishop Arts are given even deeper reductions.

Old buildings in Bishop Arts were already given reductions and deservedly so.  Those reductions should include even more old buildings in Oak Cliff. The League is supportive of old buildings getting a break on parking requirements. But the development community wanted more so some new buildings were given reductions and the older ones were given even more. The opening of Gloria‚Äôs demonstrates the potential for problems.
2011 Architecture at Risk List
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Read about our new Architecture at Risk List HERE

2011 OOCCL Home Tour - October 8 and 9, 2011
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Sponsorship rates for the 2011 Home Tour are in.  Click HERE to download a chart with all the particulars.  Remember that advertisers that pay in full by July 31, 2011 will receive a 20% discount~!   

This year's tour promises to be one of our best ever with a record 15 properties and will be the second weekend in October, on the 9th and 10th.


Adamson High School wins City Landmark Status!
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On Wednesday June 8th, Adamson High School was unanimously designated a CIty of Dallas Landmark by the Dallas City Council.  

The designation of Adamson became personal for OOCCL with the demolition of Oak Cliff Christian Church to make way for a new Adamson campus last year.

When Oak Cliff Christian was threatened with demolition in late 2009, residents became incensed and voted in a new DISD trustee, Eric Cowan, in 2010.  While Eric could not save Oak Cliff Christian, he did save Adamson and he deserves our praise.  Also very much a part of landmarking the school are the Adamson Alumni and Preservation Dallas.  
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