Tenth and Adams - 1890
RISK - Neglect and aggressive zoning.
In the 1960's, the City of Dallas decided that they would deal with the decay of the late 1800 and early 1900 homes in the area by allowing doctor's offices on Tenth St. Later, apartments were added to increase density for shopping on Jefferson. Today, the single family residents of Dallas Land and Loan deal with those decisions daily.
Tenth and Bishop
Tenth and Bishop
The Bishop Davis Study rec commends residential structures inside Bishop Arts be allowed to become retail increasing the likely hood that someone will invest in the property which is good. However, it also threw out staff's recommendations that restricted what could occur on a lot where a contributing structure once stood making them easier to tear down. Three story mixed use structures would be allowed which would overshadow any historic structure in the district.
Outside of Bishop Arts, 75 foot(5 story) structures would be allowed down Bishop to Tenth and on Zang with 50 foot (4 story) allowed roughly from Zang to Llewellyn. Current zoning allows for 214 foot buildings on Centre and Sunset and not one has ever been built. There are no easy answers here. Thanks to the efforts of Ninette MacDonald and Anita Mills, the post-Victorian cottages from Llewellyn to Tyler were allowed to remain largely undisturbed.
The home at the top of this page used to rest with many homes like it from 1890 on. It has a doctor's office across the street and a mansard roof apartment building to one side. If this goes through, it could have 4 story apartment building next door. We hope it makes through this latest round of zoning unscathed.