Dallas county schools

Almost five acres of North Oak Cliff real estate could be available for redevelopment if Dallas County Schools receives a bid too good to turn down for its administrative offices and a service center on Davis at Zang.

Dallas County Schools, which is separate from Dallas ISD but runs its bus system (one of the largest public school transit systems in the United States), released a request for bids on two buildings. The buildings, at 612 N. Zang and 111 E. Davis, are in the Oak Cliff Gateway, a nearly 900-acre area that is being rezoned.

Under the Gateway proposal, the 4.8 acres that hold the Dallas County Schools buildings could be redeveloped with a mix of apartments, retail and office, with buildings as high as five stories.

The transit provider currently has no plans to move, but they would if they received a tempting enough offer, says operations and project management director Susan Falvo.

“We’ve been asked several times if we would think about it,” Falvo says. “If something came up and made a lot of sense then obviously we would have to look at it.”

Dallas County Schools has occupied that corner, adjacent to the Bishop Arts District and less than a block from a planned streetcar stop, for about 20 years.

The buildings are appraised for tax purposes by the Dallas Central Appraisal District for a total of $2,026,710.

Bids must be filed on the Zang property by Dec. 15. Dallas County Schools then can refuse all offers or accept one. The full bid request is below.

Dallas County Schools RFP