Davis/Bishop Land Use Study

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A discussion on urban design and land use

Davis Street Planning Survey

The Davis Street land use study has been undertaken at the direction of Mayor Pro-tem Garcia and Councilman Neumann to determine areas in and along Davis Street that have the highest potential of being redeveloped over the next 20-30 years and are in need of rezoning.  In some cases, the zoning in this area has not been updated for over fifty years.  The result is that we now have a conglomeration of businesses and building types that do not mesh well together nor enhance the surrounding neighborhoods.  Current uses in these buildings range from restaurants to auto repair shops to warehouses to manufacturing plants.  Some buildings cannot even be put into service for any use whatsoever due to outdated zoning.

In order to address these issues, the councilmembers appointed a steering committee of twelve individuals that represent the abutting neighborhoods and businesses to guide an effort.  To help in this effort Larry Good, one of the most recognized land planners in the region, was hired.  The steering committee determined a set of goals that they wanted to accomplish with the rezoning that include stimulating investment, creating a walkable pedestrian-friendly environment and attracting businesses that are uniquely “Oak Cliff”.  The presentation made by Mr. Good on October 22nd to a crowd of over 220 was the first draft of the plan.  In order to refine this, the steering committee would like your input.

Please complete the survey, and where necessary, provide your detailed thoughts:

Davis Street Planning Survey


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