Wynnewood proposal to City Plan Commission Jan. 22

Wynnewood_stripThe City Plan Commission wants to know what Oak Cliff neighbors think about the proposal to rework the 1950s Wynnewood Village Shopping Center and surrounding neighborhood.

A public hearing on the proposal is set for Thursday, Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m.

There are two plans for the shopping center.

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One calls for improving the shopping center’s storefronts, creating safe traffic patterns and improving open spaces for use as temporary farmers markets, festivals and community events, plus a few new retail developments.

The second is more drastic, a total reconstruction that would allow for  more housing.

See the city’s full proposal here.

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  • dump the incumbents

    You’re in luck! You can remotely express your ideas by walking outside and talking to the nearest sign post… the city does not care what we think, say or do… it will make no difference! Those with the city think they are smarter and better informed that we, the stakeholders. We overpay a bunch of plutocrats to flounder around and when it’s over the developers end up with their pockets full of money, only to ignore maintaining whatever they did. The whole time blaming anything and anybody they can think of for their master plan failures. (See Jefferson Boulevard and Deep Ellum) The only solution is to vote them out of office and try to find someone who understands stewardship!

  • Cairenn Day

    I really dislike the more comprehensive plan. Lots of pretty pictures and most likely all that would ever get built would the housing. It looks like another land grab by developers. Maybe they should rename it ‘Trojan Horse’

    Wynnewood needs to serve it’s community and that includes grocery stores, a ‘variety type’ store (today the Dollar store serves that market). The community is one that is Hispanic, black and white. It needs to reflect the needs of all income areas.

    Wynnewood had a variety of stores in it’s heyday. One could buy more inexpensive clothing at Montgomery Wards or much nicer wear at Volks and Kahns, then Titches. The kids could spend their allowance that Moses or Kressage’s. Mom could get the weekly groceries at Safeway, and Wyatts and A & P. A special treat from the bakery and some pastrami from the deli, then back to Robert’s Jewelry to pick up the watch left for repair, Pick up the teens from the theature. Then stop by Fred for Bar B Q. It served the young, the teen, the adult, it served the poor, the middle income and the better off, Wynnewood was a ‘town center’ for a Levitt type community. The housing in that community is still there. I really doubt that all of it will become gentrified in the next 2-3 decades.

    It would be great to have a walk in medical care clinic, It would be great if there was a way that lower income folks could access it also–with the senior housing going in this would be an excellent addition. A farmer’s market on weekends in summer would be great and it needs to be a REAL farmer’s market, not a hipster one with only high priced organic produce. A Hispanic flair would be great for it. A deli/butcher shop would be a wonderful addition.

    While the plan talks about connecting it to the community the plan shows a center that is looking inward and that is insulated from the Elmwood area by apartments/condos.

    BTW, I live in south Wynnewood and I have lived there for over 63 years.

  • downtownworker

    For those of us who have to work regular business hours, is there a way to view the hearing remotely or express our opinion via email? Thanks.