Polar Bear - Retail Community 54' or 5 stories

While we support the city's Form Based Zoning in the OC Gateway, it's important for us to acknowledge these iconic structures in the path of 800 acres of density based zoning that may not survive.  It is the League's responsibility to begin a discussion of ways that they might.

The City's Form Based Zoning code allows parking reductions for any structure on the National Registry or any structure eligible for the National Registry.  This is arduous and not nearly enough but proponents at Hitt Auditorium advocating their own zoning initiative didn't mention historic structures once in their presentation so it is unclear what plans they offer for our historic resources.  

Most peculiar of all is the inclusion of the historic part of Beckley currently in the Lake Cliff Historic District where Oswald's rooming house stands.  Six and a half story buildings would be allowed there.

Any plan that does not recognize that we are not just merely land adjacent to downtown but actually a part of the city dating back to the late 1800's ignores the thousands that choose to live here for this type of environment.  


The 800+ acre map. Click map to download

This isn't just available land for developers to make money... this is our history, this is what sets us apart and this is valuable because no one else has it.  


The Oswald home and surrounding Lake Cliff Historic District homes - Mixed Use Transition 70' or 6.5 stories

Triangular O'Malley Law Office at Beckley and Zang - Mixed Use 135' or 12.5 stories





Historic Jefferson Blvd - Retail Community 54' or 5 stories








Structures on Zang - Mixed Use 135' or 12.5 stories


Edge of Lake Cliff Park - Retail Community 54' or 5 stories


Perimeter of Methodist Hospital - 270' or 25 stories



Hillcrest House - Mixed Use Transition 70' or 6.5 stories








Post Office, Fire Station, Homes and Warehouse between Jefferson and 35 - Mixed Use 135' or 12.5 stories


Lone Star Donuts - Mixed Use 135' or 12.5 stories

The Committee wants your input. Tell them you'd like for them to find a way for these buildings to remain... post on their blog at oakcliffgateway.wordpress.com/about/