Davis/Bishop Land Use Study

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A discussion on urban design and land use

The plan is worth considering

Posted by OC-Res:

The plan presented appears to be a step forward.  From an historical aspect – as long as the existing historical structures (or facades and shells for that matter) are salvaged and restored so that the original neighborhood character is maintained, it appears to be a viable plan worth considering.

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  1. Darryl Baker says:

    After looking at the plan in detail, I see some major structural flaws.

    1. The majority of the study area is NOT Davis Street.

    2. The urban forms proposed are not consistent or compatible with what is here or what most people would envision is traditional and green Oak Cliff.

    3. The residential component does not reflect the needs or concerns of current residents and the is NO RESIDENTIAL REPRESENTATIVE on the committee.

    4. Based on what has been presented so far, I do not see new neighborhoods of involved and connected residents since most of them will be renters and not “owners”. There is a severe lack of owner-to-renter balance that is being proposed.

    5. There is no demonstration that high concentrations of renters form “viable neighborhoods” — especially in Dallas.

    6. The consultant has failed to provide any pro forma data that support the levels of density in the proposed plan and he has not shown that there is a viable plan that would encourage these levels of newcomers as renters to Oak Cliff in a timely manner that would support the plan.

    7. Given the current and five-year future market, there is no demonstration that these proposals are economically feasible or advisable.

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