City Council approves Fort Worth Avenue changes, chamber’s variance

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City Council on Wednesday approved a major overhaul to Commerce/Fort Worth Avenue as well as a zoning variance for a Bishop Avenue office building that the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce plans to renovate for its offices.

The plan for a 3-and-a-half mile stretch of Fort Worth Avenue/Commerce, from Beckley to Westmoreland, calls for decreasing the roadway from six lanes to four and adding a two-way cycle track and improved sidewalks.

Council also approved the chamber’s plan to use an office building on North Bishop as … an office. The chamber is buying a 4,000-square-foot former medical office building at 1001 N. Bishop with plans to renovate it for its offices. But they found that under the massive Bishop-Davis rezoning of 2010, office-only use is not allowed in that neighborhood.

By |2015-02-18T11:46:00-05:00September 11th, 2013|City Hall, Development, News, Traffic, Transportation|2 Comments

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  1. Eliot Landrum September 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Is there any information about how the intersections will be designed? There’s quite a few signalized intersections along that route, and we have yet to see a design in Dallas to safely integrate a two-way cycletrack with large intersections.

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