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Re-zoning PD 830
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Written by Michael Amonett
Monday, 31 August 2015 13:12


In response to the outpouring of emotion from the community over proposed renderings of a new development at Zang and Davis called the Bishop Arts Gateway OOCCL launched a petition online to amend PD 830 - Subarea 6.   The drawings showed 5 story structures that stretch sidewalk to sidewalk and the petition speaks to to height, lot size and residential proximity slope.  We also had a booth at Bastille Day where we gathered over 600 signatures.  We currently have a little over 2000 signatures towards this goal.

At our August meeting, we voted to launch a GoFundMe page to gather the approximately $10,000.00 it would cost to amend Subarea 6.

Payment is necessary because a councilperson only gets 2 free zoning cases per year.  Paying expedites the matter by moving the case forward to the front of the line.

On August 27th, the Kidd Springs Neighborhood Association entered a substitute motion to expand the scope of our amendment to include increasing parking requirements. This motion will need to be voted on before moving forward with the original motion addressing height, lot size and RPS.





Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 06:35
 
Alamo-Manhattan's New Plan
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Written by Lybo Buchanan
Sunday, 30 August 2015 21:42
 



3 Sep 2015 @ 7pm


Hitt Auditorium

Methodist Hospital


Back in early July at the Texas Theatre, Alamo-Manhattan presented Oak Cliff residents a list of things the residents had asked due to the outrage over the developer's initial design.  After the July meeting, they took the community's input back to the drawing board.  

 

At this upcoming September meeting, they will present their new plan, based on that input.

Come & join us this Thursday.


 

To recap July’s meeting, the main complaints fell into 4 categories: architecture and style, commercial tenants, affordability and artistic community. See Rachel Stone’s article in the Advocate.

 

Architecture

The list of architectural concerns took up two slides in the presentation. They included using high-quality exterior materials, breaking up the building mass, having wide sidewalks, incorporating green building features, using native Texas landscaping and planting large trees so that we don't have to wait a generation for shade.

 

Commercial tenants

Segrest told neighbors that the existing tenants of Bishop Arts "are exactly what we want." He says the company has no desire to draw big boxes or chain restaurants to the area.

 

Some things neighbors have requested include small office spaces, a maker space and high-demand neighborhood services such as childcare, dry cleaning, specialty grocers, a butcher and a pharmacy.

 

Affordability

"Affordable does not mean charging $1.50 a foot but making the apartment 200 square feet," said Megan Wilkes. "You're going to price out the people that you're supposedly trying to keep."

 

It was mentioned in a meeting about Bishop Arts development last week that we should reconsider what "affordable" means since the median income for the census tract south of Davis is about $26,000.

 

Artistic community

It's called the Bishop Arts District, but it's really more about restaurants and gift shops. Where is the art?

 

Neighbors have asked Alamo Manhattan to create space for murals, public art and shared work spaces for artists and craftsmen.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 06:11
 
2016 Town Hall Budget Meetings
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Written by Michael Amonett
Monday, 10 August 2015 20:13
 

Please make every effort to attend one of these budget meetings.  Your voice makes a difference!

Tuesday, August 11

District 5 and 8, Rick Callahan and Erik Wilson
6 pm. Janie C. Turner Recreation Center, 6424 Elam Rd., 75217

District 9 and 10, Mark Clayton and Adam McGough
6 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

District 4 Carolyn Arnold
6 pm. Beckley Saner Recreation Center, 114 W. Hobson St., 75216

Thursday, August 14

District 2 Adam Medrano
6:30 pm. Samuell Grand Recreation Center, 6200 E. Grand Ave., 75223

District 5 Rick Callahan
6 pm. Prairie Creek Library, 9609 Lake June Rd., 75217

District 8 Erik Wilson
6 pm. Kleberg Rylie Recreation Center, 1515 Edd Rd., 75253

District 9 Mark Clayton
6:30 pm. Ridewood Recreation Center, 6818 Fisher Rd., 75214

District 4 Carolyn Arnold
6 pm. Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, 1201 E. 8th St., 75203

District 10 Adam McGough
6 pm. Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, 9940 White rock Trail, 75238

Monday August 17

District 11 Lee Kleinman
6:30 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

District 3 Casey Thomas
6 pm. Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, 5150 Mark Trail Way, 75232

Tuesday August 18
District 5 and 7, Rick Callahan and Tiffinni Young
6 pm. Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center, 8701 Greenmound Ave., 75227

District 6 Monica Alonzo
6:30 pm. Anita Martinez Recreation Center, 3212 Winnetka St., 75212

District 1 and 14, Scott Griggs and Philip Kingston
6:30 pm. Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., 75201

District 8 Erik Wilson
6 pm. Highland Hills Library, 8200 Bonnie View Rd., 75241

District 4 Carolyn King Arnold
6 pm. Mark Twain Elementary, 724 Green Cove Ln., 75232

District 10 Adam McGough
6 pm. Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd., 75243

Wednesday August 19
District 13 Jennifer Staubach Gates
6:30 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

Thursday August 20

District 4 Carolyn King Arnold
6 pm. Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, 2008 E. Kiest Blvd., 75216
District 12 Sandy Greyson
7 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

District 6 and 13, Monica Alonzo and Jennifer Staubach Gates
6:30 pm. Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Rd., 75229

District 11 Lee Kleinman
6:30 pm. Fretz Recreation Center, 6950 Belt Line Rd., 75254

District 3 and 8, Casey Thomas and Erik Wilson
6 pm. Singing Hills Recreation Center, 1909 Crouch Rd., 75241

District 9 Mark Clayton
6 pm. Harry Stone Recreation Center, 2403 Milmar Dr., 75228
District 1 Scott Griggs
6 pm. Martin Weiss Recreation Center, 1111 Martindell Ave., 75211

District 7 Tiffinni Young
6 pm. White Rock Hills Library - Auditorium, 9150 Ferguson Rd., 75228

Monday August 24
Districts 1 and 3, Scott Griggs and Casey Thomas
6 pm. Hampton-Illinois Library Black Box Theatre, 2951 S. Hampton Rd., 75224

District 8 Erik Wilson
6 pm, Dallas City Hall (virtual and in person), 1500 Marilla St., 6ES

Tuesday, August 25

District 6 Monica Alonzo
6:30 pm. Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center, 3114 Clymer St., 75212

District 11 and 12, Lee Kleinman and Jennifer Staubach Gates
6:30 pm. Churchill Recreation Center - Gymnasium, 6906 Churchill Way, 75230

District 12 Sandy Greyson
7 pm. Timberglen Recreation Center, 3810 Timberglen Rd., 75287

District 9 Mark Clayton
6:30 pm. Lake Highlands Baptist Church, 642 Brookhurst Dr., 75218

District 14 Philip Kingston
6:30 pm. Klyde Warren Park (virtual and in person), 2012 Woodall Rogers Fwy., 75201

Thursday, August 27

District 1 Scott Griggs
6 pm. Methodist Dallas Medical Center - Hitt Auditorium, 1441 N. Beckley Ave., 75203

District 2 and 6, Adam Medrano and Monica Alonzo
6:30 pm. Bachman Recreation Centre (virtual and in person), 2750 Bachman Dr., 75220

District 3 Casey Thomas
6 pm. Park in the Woods Recreation Center, 6801 Mountain Creek Pkwy., 75249

District 4 Carolyn King Arnold
6 pm. John W. Carpenter Elementary School, 2120 Tosca Ln., 75224

Monday August 31

District 7 Tiffinni Young
6:30 pm. DCS Technology and Training Center (virtual and in person), 5151 Samuell Blvd., 75228

Tuesday, September 1

District 12 Sandy Greyson
7 pm. Campbell Green Recreation Center, 16600 Parkhill Dr., 75248

District 7 Tiffinni Young
6:30 pm. Women's Museum at Fair Park, 3800 Parry Ave, 75228


 
Meet New District 3 Councilmember Casey Thomas
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Written by Michael Amonett
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 10:35
On July 14th at Hampton Illinois Library from 6:30 - 8:00.

 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 10:38
 
Tier II Grants are here
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Written by Lybo Buchanan
Monday, 22 June 2015 14:03
Tier II Grants are now available for download.

Please go to the 2015 OOCCL Non-Profit Grant Application under the "Neighborhood" drop down menu above for grant information & the application.

Thank you.





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