This map shows property owners in the proposed Alamo Manhattan project


Even though Alamo Manhattan released plans for a massive development in the Bishop Arts District, the developer does not yet own all of the properties in the planned development area, records show.

The map above shows property records for all of the current owners in the proposed development (click on the picture for a larger version). The city of Dallas owns the site of the former Roy’s Transmission shop (No. 7 on the map) with plans for a plaza park and streetcar stop.

Alamo Manhattan is meeting with the Kidd Springs Neighborhood Association at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, at James Hogg Elementary School.

The film and panel discussion drummed up by an Oak Cliff neighbor is still on for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Texas Theatre.

And something called Slackervists is protesting that meeting because of a lack of input from Latinos and business owners, valid complaints regarding a serious issue.

Unfortunately, the demands they’ve laid out so far are unrealistic and silly:

DEMAND 0: We demand that Oak Cliff real estate developers stop doing anything we don’t approve of.
DEMAND 1: We demand that Oak Cliff developers restore the Alamo Plaza Motor Lodge to its former glory and provide all documented residents of Oak Cliff a discounted room rate and half off drinks at the bar.

By |2015-06-14T23:43:33-05:00June 15th, 2015|Development, News|6 Comments

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  1. Charlie hustle June 17, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Boo hoo. Quit riding the coat tails of those that blazed trails before you, while acting like you were a driving force behind the BAD. There’s little difference between you and Alamo…except maturity and professionalism.

  2. unsavedheathen June 16, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Seriously. If Alamo’s plans included a Trader Joe’s with adequate parking, I’d drive the bulldozer.

  3. CounselDD June 15, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    I agree with Ray-Mel, the theater of the absurd is an effective tool to draw attention. The absurdity of the theater, on the other hand, is that Kickstand and resident loud mouth Rob Shearer are hosting movie night at the Texas Theater. Isn’t that special? Kickstand calls itself a company that helps other companies do good and have a cause. What kind of company needs help to do good and find a cause they can get behind? What kind of company that helps people do good would have Rob at the helm? These and other absurdities will doubtfully be addressed tonight.

  4. Ray-Mel Cornelius June 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Regarding those “silly demands”, some folks might remember back in the ’60s Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies attempted to levitate the Pentagon as a Vietnam War protest. They didn’t manage to lift the building, not surprisingly, but they did make a point and bring more attention to an issue.
    My point being that while the Bishop Arts scarification isn’t on a level with Vietnam War, the theater of the absurd can get attention. That’s what’s needed here, attention, so that plans like this don’t just railroad a neighborhood.

  5. Jack Ten Bells June 15, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Rachel, you missed our meeting at Ten Bells Tavern tonight (June 15) at 7pm. Scott Griggs has agreed to meet with the residents of the area and business owners impacted by this and other concerned citizens. We are not requiring people watch a movie at this event. Thank you!

  6. Bob Dobbins June 15, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    I am stealing someone else’s joke but here you go….Alamo should redraw those plans with an HEB and a good Indian food restaurant. People will be asking how long it will take instead.

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