Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Oak Cliff desperately needs an urban Target.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Plus churches are special they can do no wrong so there tend to be ways they can skirt a lot of taxes aka cost and churches in North Texas particularly are profit driven which I assume is because God deems it so...
DPatel304 wrote:Dallas wants to plant a park over Preston Center's garage. The owners want 300 apartments
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... apartments
The surrounding property owners control the garage. That's because of a legally binding 2012 negotiated agreement, reached after many years in court, that says the property owners, as the Preston Center West Parking Corp., control the garage's destiny — and only with the owners' unanimous consent.
And the property owners all agree on what they want: a 300-unit apartment tower and park and restaurant on top of a parking garage built to hold more than 2,000 cars. The plan also calls for two smaller pocket parks. But moms and dads with kids and dogs would have to take an elevator to reach the actual park — a "vertical transportation system," in the words of property owner Robert Dozier, who first pitched this plan in January.
If I could sum up the bizarre and illogical nature of the PD-15 opposition to development, it would be when the Athena’s Barbara Dewberry stood up and (again) shouted that the neighborhood doesn’t want green space that will attract outsiders. Making it more worthy of eye-rolling were those who clapped in support (although a few seated in the back of me said they welcomed green space in PD-15’s concrete jungle).
Tnexster wrote:Does it fall within existing zoning requirements? I don't know the height of the towers and if a variance would be required.
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Tnexster wrote:Does it fall within existing zoning requirements? I don't know the height of the towers and if a variance would be required.
Yes, they can. The developer also wants to sink the garage and put a green area to connect the shopping area. But the fancy neighborhood doesn't want to attract "outsiders" - their words not mine.
Rosebriar owns the northern plot where Hopdoddy Burger Bar is located, and is looking to build a 23-story hotel-condo tower there, according to retired CEO Bill Hanks. The hotel could have as many as 240 rooms, along with 90 condos and ground-floor retail.
Just south of the proposed hotel-condo project, 8215 Westchester Drive, which is owned by Burk Interests, is slated to become a 27-story, 255-unit apartment complex, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.
Hanks said the projects are not a joint venture between Rosebriar and Burk, but rather a joint zoning effort. Both projects are expected to appear before Dallas's City Plan Commission in July, and if they pass, could go before City Council for final approval in August.
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