250 more apartments possible at Sylvan Thirty


This image shows the 7-acre tract in the foreground. The future Cox Farms Market is on the right side of the frame, and Interstate 30 is on the left.

Sylvan Thirty developer Brent Jackson is asking the city to rezone an industrial property adjacent to Sylvan Thirty for a mix of multifamily and retail.

The 7-acre tract lies on the north side of Sylvan Thirty and is now used as a truck yard.

Jackson’s request, which is on the City Plan Commission’s consent agenda Thursday, would allow for as many as 250 apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail space.

Jackson bought the property last summer and so far does not have a concrete plan for developing it, says Sylvan Thirty spokesman Cooper Smith Koch.

“At this point, it may be part two of Sylvan Thirty and it may not,” he says.

Sylvan Thirty had been scheduled to go online this month with the opening of Cox Farms Market. But that has been delayed because of road construction on Sylvan.

The city is taking the street from a six-lane road to four lanes with dedicated bike lanes and parallel parking on both sides.

“The last thing we want to do is add to an already congested intersection,” by opening the new grocery, Koch says.

That part of West Dallas is fixed for an apartment boom. Sylvan Thirty itself will have about 200 apartments. More apartments are planned on the site of the Dallas West Mobile Home and RV Park. And Henry S. Miller Co. is planning 326 apartments near the Belmont Hotel.


By |2015-02-18T12:20:32-05:00February 19th, 2014|Business, Development, News, Parks & Trails, Residential Real Estate, Traffic|4 Comments

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  1. […] City Council approved a zoning change to allow up to 250 apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail space on an industrial lot adjacent to Sylvan Thirty. […]

  2. Steve Bronson February 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    To beenherealongtime: First of all, that location is West Dallas, not Oak Cliff. Secondly, the development is exactly what the 150 or so residents of north Oak Cliff and West Dallas said they wanted to see happen along Fort Worth Avenue at the Fort Worth Avenue Charrette in 2003. There haven’t been any trees at that location anyway, so like Stephen, thrilled to finally get some real urban life here. And I have been here since 1966!

  3. been here a long time February 20, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Remember when Oak Cliff’s motto was ” Trees – no traffic”? I guess that motto will be going the way of “Texas- the Friendly State”.

  4. Stephen February 19, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    I’m so excited to have this little urban village popping up literally around the corner from my house. We have felt so isolated over there in far N. Kessler, being nearly 2 miles from grocery stores or pretty much anything but the (admittedly fantastic) taqueria at the Valero and the Belmont for so long. I know many people are concerned about the density, but I welcome the additional life.

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