How should Wynnewood Village be redeveloped?

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The City Design Studio released a 28-page report detailing ways that Wynnewood should be redeveloped.

Much of the report details housing. The plan calls for affordable apartments as well as some single-family homes and condos.

For the Wynnewood Village Shopping Center, there are two plans.

Wynewood Village “light” calls for improving the shopping center’s storefronts, creating safe traffic patterns and improving open spaces for use as temporary farmers markets, festivals and community events. A few sites fronting Zang and Illinois would be made available for new retail development.

One proposal calls for total reconstruction of Wynnewood Village shopping center.

One proposal calls for total reconstruction of Wynnewood Village shopping center.

The second plan calls for total reconstruction of the nearly 70-year-old shopping center. This would create more room for housing. The area north of Louisiana Avenue would be available for townhomes and apartments (in yellow on the map above) that would transition into single-family neighborhoods.

The redesign plans include a “symbolic reinterpretation of a former creek that ran through the site,” as well as community spaces and improved walkways.

The City Plan Commission will be briefed on the plan Dec. 18, and a public hearing is set for Jan. 14.

By |2014-11-18T12:11:25-05:00November 17th, 2014|City Hall, Development, News, Shopping|10 Comments

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  1. […] The City Design Studio in 2014 proposed a couple of ways to reconfigure Wynnewood. […]

  2. […] There are two plans for the shopping center. […]

  3. lakewoodhobo December 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    not to compare this area to west village in uptown, but that development started with just a few shops and one apartment community (in an undesirable part of town, I should add). Now they are running out of space and building towers one after another.

    wynnewood could start from scratch with a good grocery store, a few restaurants and an apartment complex and adapt in future phases.

  4. Cairenn Day December 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Wynnewood would the perfect southern end of what started in Bishop Arts It would be great to see the area between them redeveloped. Let Jefferson take on a Hispanic flavor. Oak Cliff could become a major shopping destination for the region

    The whole Wynnewood area was basically a Levitt town.

  5. RompingWillyBilly November 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    This area would be ideal for a large community center devoid of any retail or jobs. A place to play bingo would be a great anchor development. Then hopefully a Family Dollar would get built next door and then perhaps a Vietnamese beauty shop and a pawn shop. Indeed, apartments would be perfect here but not so high as to risk having people living in the higher units being pushed over the railings and hurt. It is all good. Demolishing a lot of the retail and allowing the foundations to sit in place and rot would provide places for the young to congregate while taking their drugs. Where the theater used to be is a great spot to build a place of execution concerning Dallas leadership.

  6. RompingWillyBilly November 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Get the city out of real estate development and back into picking up the garbage twice a week without spilling half of it onto the ground. Forbid any mentioning of the word “community.” Either recreate the original development or raze it all. Just because it was built originally as a suburban master planned community doesn’t make it evil.

  7. MS23 November 23, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    well I say forget about apartments all together. I feel like that is the main reason the area is been going down for recent years. Town house is not a bed idea but I wonder where the marketing target is going for. The newest building in that area is an elders apartment.

  8. lakewoodhobo November 19, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    It would be nice to know why Kroger has not updated that awful store. One clue would be that they don’t own this location like they do their newer ones (Cedar Springs, Maple Ave, Cityplace). Somebody needs to put them, and the absentee landlord at Wynnewood Village, on notice that changes are coming.

  9. Lolotehe November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    It’s all going to be a huge waste of time as long at those apartments and that Kroger are there. Good luck!

  10. downtownworker November 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Wynnewood Village is a gold mine just waiting for the right investment opportunity. Once the I-30/I-35 interchange and bridges are completed in a couple of years, expect a much easier flow of traffic between the downtown/Oak Lawn/West Dallas submarkets and this general area.

    Whether Wynnewood evolves into an urban village or retail destination (like an outlet mall), there is much profit to be made here.

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