Landmark Commission approves Sunset High School Designation
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The City of Dallas Landmark Commission voted unanimously to Landmark Sunset High School on March 3.  The school opened in 1925.  From here, the designation moves onto the City Planning Commission and then onto the full City Council.  

Said the Dallas Morning News on March 7.

"The elegant architecture of Oak Cliff’s Sunset High School deserved the protection and recognition that it got last week from the city’s landmark commission. The commission’s unanimous vote to grant the high school historic landmark status is important to preserving it for future generations. And the Sunset High School Alumni Association’s dedication to ensuring the future of its alma mater is laudable. The Dallas Independent School District fought with Adamson High School’s alumni in 2009 over giving that school landmark status. The district wisely stepped away from that fight and put up no resistance to the designation for Sunset. The old high schools of Oak Cliff are beautiful buildings that the city should retain and celebrate."

Much thanks to DISD Trustee Eric Cowan and Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs who have supported Sunset's designation all along.

Dallas Charter Review Meetings - Come lend your voice to the discussion
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New Conservation Ordinance
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 As many of you already know, the process to become a conservation district is undergoing reconstruction.  
More & more neighborhoods are looking into the protection a conservation designation can provide.  The
process has always been a difficult and often times confusing one, with many neighborhoods waiting a long  
time to hear anything back.  Hopefully some of these issues will be resolved, but it will still require due diligence
on our part for it to reach a successful conclusion.

Preservation Dallas has been holding meetings to discuss the potential changes to the Conservation District
ordinance as proposed by City of Dallas staff and the Zoning Ordinance Committee. The meetings presented
opportunities for them to collect feedback from the different Conservation Districts on the proposed ordinance. 


The Zoning Ordinance Committee were to review the final draft of the Conservation District ordinance on Thursday,
March 6th in City Hall conference room.

Click here for the Ordinance changes, per Preservation Dallas
Click here for the Flow Chart of the changes from Preservation Dallas.
Click here for Angela Hunt's updates & comments on the changes, which includes analysis by Melissa Kingston
of the Belmont Addition neighborhood.


OOCCL February newsletter
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