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.
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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.
Jonathan Braddick spoke at the OOCCL March Quarterly Membership meeting about the organization he is vice-president of, Community Gardens of Oak Cliff. Community Gardens of Oak Cliff are plots of land dotted throughout the Oak Cliff area. map Within these individual lots, residents are allowed to reserve your own personal plot to tend all summer and harvest fruits and vegatables for your own use. It's a great way to get an education in gardening if it's something you've wanted to try but were afraid.
Community Gardens of Oak Cliff has a blog where you can find more information here. Plots of land are going fast and it's time to get started if you're intierested!