The owners of two Bishop Arts-area homes filed for permits to tear them down, triggering the city’s demolition delay.

The delay requires owners who file for a demolition permit to wait 45 days and to meet with the city’s preservation officer and interested parties.

Since the demolition delay overlay took effect in 2015, it has resulted in one house being moved and others being salvaged so that they don’t end up in the landfill. In other cases, owners have decided not to demolish “after learning the historic significance of their house,” City of Dallas Landmark Commission member Michael Amonett says.

The homes in this case are at 234 Melba St. (above) and 1020 N. Madison Ave. (below).

A meeting with the owners is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at City Hall, room 5BN.

Amonett says he thinks the houses could be made available to someone who wants to have them moved to another property.