Davis Street Land Use Study Letter to Councilpersons Garcia and Neumann and Commissioners Prothro and Gary
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February 10, 2009

The Honorable Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Elba Garcia
The Honorable Dave Neumann
Planning Commissioner James Prothro
Planning Commissioner Clarence Gary
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

RE: Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Recommendations Regarding the Davis Street Land Use Study

A committee was formed to come up with recommendations for the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League to make pertaining to the Davis Street Land Use Study.  These were approved by the Executive Committee and are as follows.
Advised by the committee:

Preservation Dallas Impact Study on Conservation Districts
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Presentation by Katherine Seale, Executive Director for Preservation Dallas - February 9, 2009 OOCCL Board Meeting

The Impact Study project was conceived by Preservation Dallas to help build and maintain support for Dallas’ preservation program, and to help neighborhoods decide the merits of the conservation district designation.  It was funded through an innovative partnership that included many local neighborhood associations and the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League.

The purpose of the project was to gather data to help answer the question, “does conservation district designation have any impact on property values?”.  Several years ago, Preservation Dallas with the support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation undertook to sponsor a study to determine this question.

Notes from Neighborhood Meetings Regarding the Davis Street Land Use Study
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The following meetings were held regarding the Davis Street Land Use Study.  The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League attended them all and here are a few notes of concern from the neighbors about the study thus far:

January Neighborhood Meetings - NOTES FROM THE MEETINGS
January 12 - Old Oak Cliff Conservation League - NOTES FROM THE MEETING
January 26- Hitt Auditorium - NOTES FROM THE MEETING

Bishop and Davis before....

Or After.... the Davis St. Land Use Study

Davis Street Land Use Study Moves Forward
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Davis Street Land Use Study

A public meeting was held at Hitt Auditorium at Methodist Hospital on October 22. Attended by some 200 concerned residents, the meeting was to inform the public about a large scale rezoning effort that is being considered along Davis St. and Bishop Ave. and surrounding areas on either side of those streets. Larry Good, of Good, Fulton and Farrell, was hired to conduct the study with the input of a group of ten local developers and residents from the area. Commercial property owners and developers funded the study.

The large area was divided into seven sub-areas with each of those being treated differently by the plan.

Area 1 is along Bishop from the Bishop Arts District to Methodist Hospital. Front yard setbacks would be honored while four story
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