The old bank at Fort Worth Avenue and Yorktown was demolished over the holidays, and a developer is preparing to clear assembled West Dallas acreage, including the Mission Motel, for apartments and shops.
Trammel Crow Residential announced plans this past July to build 300 new apartments and 14,000 square feet of retail space on the site of the neglected motel, the bank and two other properties.
The other properties to be demolished include Juan’s Body & Frame and Nino’s Body Shop.
The mission motel was built sometime before 1944, before Interstate 30, when Fort Worth Avenue was a main thoroughfare with several motels. The motel made the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s list of at-risk architecture in 2012.