The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League put it on the 2012 list of our neighborhood’s most at-risk architecture. It’s a relic of the era when Fort Worth Avenue was lined with motels, and a reminder of the seedy old motel that was torn down a couple of years ago to make room for a retail/residential development.
Sylvan | Thirty developer Brent Jackson has said he would like to reuse the sign somehow. But how to reuse a hulking lot of metal that’s hardly relevant to the re-imagined corner, which will be anchored by Cox Farms Market? He is asking for the public’s input to solve the problem.
From the developer’s website:
“We’re open to repurposing it, moving it somewhere else in West Dallas, donating it…nothing is off the table and all submitted ideas will be considered.”
A panel of artists and community members will choose the best idea.
Do you have an idea for the old giant? If so, submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1.