Jason Roberts and Amy Cowan are in it for profit now. These neighborhood leaders formed a company, Cowan Roberts LLP, to bring their ideas and skills, including public relations and fundraising, to other parts of Dallas and the world.
“We’ve been talking about it for about a year now,” Cowan says. “How can we improve the neighborhood and keep doing what we’re doing, and make a living for ourselves.”
Roberts also has formed an urban planning consulting firm, Street Space Collaborative, with neighbor Andrew Howard and civil engineer Luis Salcedo, who is a former Oak Cliff Chamber board president.
Street Space already has a client — the City of Dallas. The city is paying $19,000 for Street Space to study safety and traffic changes to the Tyler/Davis area. We’ll have more on that this week.
By the way, Roberts and Cowan are two of the nine partners in Oddfellows restaurant.