Davis/Bishop Land Use Study

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A discussion on urban design and land use

Town Hall Meeting – January 26, 2009

Following six neighborhood briefings, the Davis/Bishop Land Use Advisory Committee organized a town hall meeting on January 26, 2009.  The gathering was held at Methodist Hospital in Hitt Auditorium.  Advisory Committee Chairman Rick Garza, started the meeting with an overview on the origins of the study and an update on the process of moving the initiative along for review by the City of Dallas Planning and Zoning Commission.   Mr. Larry Good, the committee’s planning consultant, delivered a presentation on the committee’s recommendations.  The presentation outlined several changes to the original draft.  These modifications were made in response to concerns that surfaced during neighborhood briefings, emails and blog posts.

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Hitt Crowd - 1/26/09

julie-stolarsky-poses-question

julie-stolarsky-poses-question

Amanda Cross Translates

Amanda Cross Translates

Larry Good At Podium

Larry Good At Podium

Hitt Crowd - 1/26/09

Hitt Crowd - 1/26/09

Resident David Klempin Studies

Resident David Klempin Studies

Mayor Pro Tem, Dr. Elba Garcia & Councilman Dave Neumann

Mayor Pro Tem, Dr. Elba Garcia & Councilman Dave Neumann

Mark Crosslin Comments

Mark Crosslin Comments

Anita Mills, L.O. Daniel Resident, Offers Comment

Anita Mills, L.O. Daniel Resident, Offers Comment

Michael Mendoza Fields Questions

Michael Mendoza Fields Questions

CPC Commissioner Gary Signs-In

CPC Commissioner Gary Signs-In

St. Ceceli is here...

St. Cecelia is here...

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2 Responses

  1. alleycat says:

    I am excited to be a part of a proactive, positive movement for North Oak Cliff. With the plans proposed, we will be able to guide the new development coming in to Oak Cliff, while preserving the beauty we have.

    When I moved here, 20 years ago, we heard gunshots nightly, there were crack houses across the street from us. If we don’t allow, even encourage new development, Dallas will move forward without us and we will once again have the dregs of society among us.

    I heard people say last night “we moved here because we like Oak Cliff just like it is”. Get a grip people; seriously? I see you people driving across the Trinity to shop, then you come back to Oak Cliff. Support the businesses here, grow our commerce.

    Don’t be afraid of the change, be a part of it. We live here because we love Oak Cliff also. The only thing constant is change.

  2. Amy Cowan says:

    I personally think people would embrace the plan more if the heights of the multi-use structures were lower and more consistent with what was built in the first 1/3 of the 20th century and if they were assured that the building materials and designs would be consistent with what was used then.

    Every meeting, someone refers negatively to Uptown, West Village, etc. Let’s find a positive example of what we want to be like. Look at Knox/Henderson- both Knox Ave and Henderson Ave are vibrant, each with personality, both with flavor, yet the neighborhoods behind each still seem like great places to live.

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