$1 million sidewalks project could take shape this year

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Construction could begin in October on nearly $1-million in improvements to sidewalks along West Davis from Montclair to Zang.

The city’s public works department is expected to schedule community meetings to receive input as soon as 30 percent of the design work has been completed, which could be in the next few weeks.

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The city has $979,000 in TIF money for projects to improve the West Davis corridor. Neighbors wanted street lights, trees and other amenities. But the City Design Studio discovered in 2013 that the funds would be just about enough to create wide, continuous sidewalks throughout the corridor. The project had been scheduled to start last year.

Improvements to sidewalks surrounding the Kessler Theater already are underway; that $220,000 project is funded by the Davis Garden TIF as well as a grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Dallas County has money for road improvements on West Davis from Zang to Westmoreland, so it is possible that the project also could receive a boost from those funds.

If construction begins in October, the sidewalks could be completed by April 2016.

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  • Jennifer Gray, CCIM

    I did not use any acronyms…what are you talking about???

  • dump the incumbents

    Unfortunately, our representatives (on all levels city, state and federal) do not care what you think as an individual. Now if you represent a large enough contingency to influence the vote… now you’re talking! But this is a problem for us individuals, who have limited time and money and are faced with “fighting city hall” over issues that directly affect our quality of life. I have lived in North Oak Cliff for 37 years and until recently, had only a few complaints about the city… but when the developers moved in, that all changed. My wife and I moved into a low income area with ideas not that different from developers… but then we began to realize what a unique experience this area was.All I can say is, thank you Oak Cliff! I am sad to see you go.

  • dump the incumbents

    Wow, another acronym in favor of more money! Adding value is not the primary driving force behind a healthy community! That sort of antiquated, herd mentality is what has made American into the enormous pile of ubiquity that it is now! Drive a good distance from Dallas to any major metropolitan area. See the Starbucks? Right next to Chase Bank? Around the corner from Chili’s… if adding more value translates into trashing what little shreds of architectural uniqueness we have left and squeezing the middle and lower economic residents out, then it is an unhealthy idea. Please stop confusing “adding value” with progress!

  • Jennifer Gray, CCIM

    I am excited about the improvements. They can only add more value to the North Oak Cliff – Bishop Arts District Market Area. These improvements are sorely needed & with Davis Street Market preleasing now, this is another deal point on the plus side of this unique market area.

  • KeepOurFreedoms

    Why are they designing without asking us what we want or think is best? Is it already a done deal, behind our backs?

  • Ted

    So let me get this straight. You design a third of the project and THEN you get public input? Sounds like an easy cop out. “Sorry. We’re too far along to make those suggested changes.”

  • Andrew Howard

    Watered down project. This was the money the better block identified to create a plaza at kings and Davis…