The plan to rezone 890 acres of north Oak Cliff lacks a plan for sidewalks and roadways, and City Councilman Scott Griggs intends to remedy that before the rezoning plan goes before City Council.
At a meeting with about 100 neighbors at Kidd Springs Park Recreation Center Tuesday, Griggs said work on a transportation plan for the Oak Cliff Gateway proposal is underway.
A public hearing on the Gateway plan before the City Plan Commission is scheduled for Thursday. But Griggs says a vote on the gateway proposal likely will be delayed until the transportation plan comes through. It probably will be ready in about a month, he says.
The plan should outline requirements for sidewalk widths and on-street parking as well as patterns for auto and streetcar lanes, plus a strategy to optimize DART bus ridership in the neighborhood.
Building heights in the Gateway plan were among the main concerns for neighbors attending the meeting. Twenty story buildings would be allowed at Methodist Dallas Medical Center as well as the area surrounding the Oak Farms Dairy campus — all of the dark blue areas in the map above. Buildings 12 stories high would be allowed along Jefferson Boulevard from Marsalis to Colorado as well as in areas north of Colorado in East Kessler. Those areas are light blue on the map. And in all the red areas on the map — notably, Zang from Colorado to Beckley — five story buildings would be allowed.