Roosevelt High Slated for Upgrade, Construction Begins This Month

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Franklin D. Roosevelt High is about to get a huge update — more than 75 percent of the campus will soon become a construction zone. And when the dust settles, $36 million in improvements will bring in a new library, a restaurant, a fine arts addition, a competition gym, and classroom additions.

In addition, a new main entry and administrative offices, and exterior changes, will give the school a good sprucing up, and the school will also get a new cafeteria. That fine arts addition? It will double as a storm shelter.

The whole endeavor, which is part of the 2015 bond program, began with the design phase in 2017. The district will join District 5 trustee Maxie Johnson, Roosevelt High school alumni, and community members on Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the beginning of construction.

But what kind of housing inventory is zoned for Roosevelt? We found plenty of listings in a variety of price ranges, but this home at 1615 Ramsey Avenue in Beckley Club Estate really caught our attention.

Perched on a hill, nestled in a heavily treed lot, this two-bedroom, two-bath home was originally built in 1955, but has been the beneficiary of some modern updates, including a pretty much brand-new kitchen with new appliances, bamboo wood floors, new windows and doors, new fireplace, and completely redone bathrooms.

Practicalities were also addressed with a new roof, foundation repair, new insulation, a tankless water heater, and more.

This Midcentury home is also an easy commute to downtown, Bishop Arts, and a host of other amenities, including the Dallas Zoo.

The home is priced at $295,000, and is listed by Wissam Khazem with Ultima Real Estate.

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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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