Lybo Buchanan, Michael Amonett, Bob Young, Meeka Bain and JD Jasso at the open house of Oak Cliff Christian. About 100 patrons toured the structure in four hours. With at least one serious buyer who has been back for another showing. Stay tuned for details.
The Selection Committee began viewing properties for this year's Home Tour last week. Already several appointments have been made to view properties in the coming weeks. A home whose origins stretch back to a 19th century convent as well as a new home are all scheduled. Such diversity is what made the OOCCL's tour D-Magazine's choice for Home Tour of the year this year.
If you have an outstanding property you think should be included on this year's tour, please contact Home Tour Chair Michele Cox here today. Participating in the home tour is an incredibly rewarding experience and a source of prinde for all of Oak Cliff. Contact us today!
At our March General Membership meeting, the League voted to lower the amount for neighborhood participation in our grants program to a 60/40 split. That means that a neighborhood need only come up with 40 percent of their share of a grant and the League will pick up 60 if approved by the Grants Committee.
Some brainstorming ideas for grant use throuwn about at the meeting were extra neighborhood police patrols, neighborhood directories, two neighborhoods could share a grant, neighborhood communications, website development and web hosting, fighting a realtor or developer, publishing a newsletter or school supplies for a neighborhood school in need.
The deadline for having your grant application turned into Michele Cox is May 30th. Grants will be awarded at the June 14th Quarterloy General Membership Meeting. A workshop to answer questions about grant applications and to walk neighborhoods through the process will be held on May 22nd from 9:00 - 11:00PM at Hunky's 321 N. Bishop.
For More Information
Contact: Michael Amonett
214 213 9304
214 948 5940, 214 948 6940 fax
214 533 1584 mobile
FOR NATIONAL RELEASE:
Landmark Oak Cliff Church Seeks Salvation
DALLAS–(March 2010)– Oak Cliff Christian Church located at 300 E. 10th Street, Dallas, Texas 75203 is seeking a buyer by August 15, 2010. The deal must be closed by October 29, or the building will be destroyed.
The asking price for the 27,000 square foot historic church is $1.2 million.
The property is listed by Monte Anderson of Options Realty.
972 283 1111 office
214 546 1200 cell
Listing details are available at here. The building is structurally sound and could be easily restored and repurposed as a residence, restaurant, or business, or, even reconsecrated as a church. The building underwent asbestos abatement in February 2010 and was certified asbestos-free. It is currently zoned multi-family with a view of downtown Dallas, making a residence or a condominium conversion ideal.
“Time is running out to save this one-of-a-kind example of historic Dallas architecture,” stated Michael Amonett, president of the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (OOCCL). “We ask interested individuals or groups to please contact Options Realty immediately. If we fail to find a buyer, this magnificent building will be lost forever.”
An open house will be held at the church on Saturday April 10th from noon to 4:00pm. There will be tours, an exhibit of period photos of the historic building in its prime, and renderings of its proposed restoration. This event is free and open to the public. Beverages will be served.