foot doctor

Wide-ranging rezoning of our neighborhood over the past few years encourages urban density, and now that the building and real estate industries are on fire in Dallas, change is coming on so fast that it can be hard to keep up. Here we examine the potential of interesting properties by answering “how is that zoned?”

Let’s start with the Foot Doctor, a one-story medical office building that’s on the market at 707 N. Zang.

The property, for sale with an adjacent lot, includes a 1965 building and 51,000 square feet of land on the new streetcar line. It’s about a block away from the Sonic Drive-In, where Alamo Manhattan is planning a three-story building with shops on the ground floor and about 200 apartments above.

The property is in the Oak Cliff Gateway, a form-based zoning district spanning 850 acres. It is zoned WR3 — the “WR” stands for “walkable residential.” So a developer could build apartments or townhomes there up to three stories high — shops, restaurants and office buildings are not allowed.

Just north of this potential three-story apartment building is one neatly kept single-family home.

We couldn’t find a list price for the property, but a similarly zoned empty lot nearby is listed at $300,000 and is less than a quarter of the size.

By the way, if you’re looking for podiatrist Brent Bender, he’s moved his practice, Podiatry Associates of Dallas, to 630 N. Bishop.

If you see a property that’s for sale, under demolition or otherwise of interest and want to know what could be built there, please feel free to ask us how it’s zoned,