Friday, March 3, 2023

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Fellow Cliff Dwellers,

Happy Friday! As we roll into Spring soon, I have some exciting updates to share:  

Target Opening in Wynnewood Village. Last week, one of our neighborhood presidents broke the story about Target opening in Wynnewood Village. Per Wynnewood Village’s owner, “Target will occupy a new 111,000 SF” store in the heart of Wynnewood Village. A lot of credit for this announcement goes to former Councilman Scott Griggs. The 2017 bond funds that we fought for District 1—and Griggs pushed through—were used for the drainage and infrastructure elements needed to bring the entire site up to par with modern standards, enabling the owner to attract new tenants. I was proud to serve as one of Griggs’ bond task force appointees in 2017. The 2024 Bond is approaching, and I am already putting together a solid team to deliver on these types of long-term improvements for Oak Cliff yet again. Congrats Wynnewood North! 

Oak Cliff Skate Park Update. If you haven’t been keeping up with our journey to bring a skate park to Westmoreland Park, check out Skate Parks for Dallas. This last week, we received the 3D graphics from the consultant. Check it out! 

On April 15th, skate park advocates will host a skate demonstration in Bishop Arts, location TBD. Watch for a save the date soon.  

Sprouts Zoning Matter. This development matter is set to be heard by City Council no earlier than 1:00p on Wednesday, March 8. During the last few weeks, negotiations have continued based upon survey results, and if approved by Council, the following elements will be incorporated into the final zoning documents:  

  • Requirement for open space (similar to the grassy area at Cibo Divino in Sylvan Thirty) in front of the Fort Worth Avenue PAD site. I was very specific that this open space must be contiguous, and also not a long “dog run” type of space that few people would use (e.g. 3’ x 100’);
  • Bioswales; (vegetated, shallow, landscaped depressions designed to capture, treat, and infiltrate stormwater runoff as it moves downstream)
  • Permeable pavement represented by areas in blue on the attached site plan;
  • Enhanced trees and landscaping; 
  • Sprouts allowed to move the building towards the middle/rear of the site;
  • Elimination of drive through permissibility at the Fort Worth Ave PAD site;
  • Elimination of the special use permit (SUP) requirement for the drive-through PAD site along Hampton Road (many of the typical SUP provisions will be written into the actual zoning document);  
  • Sprouts façade requirements as identified by neighbors;
  • Requirement for “down lighting” so as to minimize intrusion into Stevens Park Village
  • Requirement for speaker box at drive through restaurant along Hampton Road to be pointed away, directionally, from Stevens Park Village
  • Requirement for a shopping cart program that shuts down carts when they are pushed off the premises

If you would like to sign up to speak, go HERE. You must sign up by Tuesday, March 7th at 5:00PM.

As always, don't hesitate to reach out to our amazing staff if you need anything:

Ever Amaya -

Ashley Long -

All of these exciting updates remind me how much I love North Oak Cliff! Have a fantastic weekend!  


Thursday was National Read Across America Day. Reading is a big part of our home, as it is for many of our neighbors. Please support the Dallas Public Libraries and your local book stores. #ShopLocal 

Phase One of Southern Gateway Park

construction underway

The concrete deck is now in place above I-35 between Ewing and Marsalis Avenues. Construction of the new deck park could begin in June 2023. Read more about it, here.

The Office of Homeless Solutions Give Responsibly campaign encourages donations to nonprofits serving our most vulnerable neighbors to end homelessness and reduce street charity. To help, residents can text 214-740-7886 with the word CARES. Residents will then receive a direct link to the, where they can Give Responsibly to help end homelessness.

Learn how you can be the solution by giving to nonprofit service providers directly.  

  • 3-1-1 Dashboard here
  • Crime Analytics Dashboard here
  • Domestic Violence Crime Dashboard here
  • Fire-Rescue Dashboard is here
  • Open Data Portal is here
  • Census Data Hub here
  • OHS Service Request Dashboard here
  • Vision Zero Dashboard here
  • FreshStart Program Dashboard here
  • ForwardDallas Land Use Plan interactive map
  • Public Zoning Map here
  • Pavement Conditions map here

Saturday, March 4th - 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Protest Signs as Art Printmaking Workshop

Monday, March 6th - 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Community Meeting to Discuss 1950 Fort Worth Avenue

(See flyer above for additional information)

Tuesday, March 7th - 6:00PM - 7:00PM

District 1 Budget Town Hall Meeting - Kidd Springs Recreation Center

Thursday, March 9th - 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Charlie Pump Station Community Meeting

For the complete list of all upcoming City events, including committee meetings and council meetings, click here.

The City of Dallas is currently accepting applications for The Senior Home Repair Program! The Senior Home Repair Program provides grants up to $10,000.00 for approved applicants. The funds are aimed at home repairs improving accessibility within the home, along with increasing safety and efficiency. For more information, click here.

Download the application on your Android phone HERE or iPhone HERE