Alamo Manhattan’s Bishop Arts Gateway plan is the latest new development to cause a stir in our neighborhood. It won’t be the last, and it wasn’t the first. Here are two more Bishop Arts developments currently in the works.

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photo 3Demolition for the Bishop Arts Village project could start soon. A security fence went up around one city block — Bishop, Ninth, Madison and Melba — this week. The block includes nine single family homes, one empty lot and a 1970s apartment complex, where asbestos remediation is taking place.

The $42-million project planned for this block includes 200 apartments, one- and two-story retail buildings and a two-story underground parking garage. Developer Exxir Capital will recieve $5 million in future tax credits from the city of Dallas. About four years ago, the city kicked in $2 million to help the company buy properties for the project.

The company also has applied for a $2 million economic development grant.

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A drawing for a development Crescent has underway near the Buckhead and Midtown districts of Atlanta

The Dallas County Schools Building on Zang at Davis is selling to Charlotte, N.C.-based Crescent Communities. Crescent is still making plans on how to redevelop the property and declined to discuss future plans except to say they will be seeking community input.

The property is part of the Oak Cliff Gateway, and it currently is zoned for up to eight stories with a mix of retail, office, townhouses or apartments.