Oak Cliff resident Rick Garza detailed his plans for a mixed-use development he calls Kings Way at a Kings Highway Conservation District neighborhood association meeting Tuesday.
Garza, an architect who owns several rental properties in the neighborhood, bought the 1.75-acre tract on West Davis at Vernon, across the street from Sweet 200, in 2008.
“I live here, and I wanted to see something good happen to it,” Garza says.
He is planning Kings Way as three five-story buildings with 43,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level. The second story would comprise 43,000 square feet of office space. And the top three stories would contain 145 apartments. Garza also wants to build a two-level underground parking garage that would hold 400 cars.
There would be a driveway through two of the buildings, from West Davis to Fouraker, with a few parking spaces. In another space between the buildings, Garza is planning a green space with wider, shaded sidewalks and no driveway.
He doesn’t have funding for the project yet, but Garza says he thinks it could be underway within the next year and a half.
Garza was a leader in the Bishop Davis Land Use Study, which resulted in a major rezoning of the West Davis corridor last year.