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.
Sylvan Thirty developer Brent Jackson requested the change for the 7-acre tract, which currently serves as a truck yard and is to the immediate north of Sylvan Thirty. Even though he wanted the zoning in place, Jackson says he has no immediate plans for the property, which is just outside the planned development district that governs other parts of Fort Worth Avenue including Sylvan Thirty.
The property formerly was zoned industrial research, which allowed structures as high as 200 feet. The new zoning, multifamily, allows building heights up to 60 feet.
The West Dallas Chamber of Commerce supported the zoning change, and only one person spoke against the change in Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Susan Gandy, who owns nearby property.