Vision - Ground Level & Overall Site Plan-2

Site Plan (top is West), courtesy of Crescent Communities

Crescent Communities released more details about its project planned at Zang and Davis near the Bishop Arts District. The residential components offer a variety of types and sizes to appeal to a range of budgets and lifestyles.

Most controversially, the second phase North Site plan includes a set of 30-38 brownstones with single units — each three to three-and-a-half stories high, made of high quality materials, and with walk-out roof terraces. The Towns on Zang product would likely be a great addition to the neighborhood if the front entrance stoops weren’t so devoid of character, but the question is whether Crescent would develop the property themselves, or sell to another developer. Their portfolio doesn’t include multi-level brownstones currently, and according to neighborhood watchdog Councilman Scott Griggs, their plan is to change the overlay to allow residential, then sell.

The current zoning overlay requires one-story retail frontage all along Zang Blvd. Removing the requirement for retail frontage would allow even dingy apartments to be built. Griggs insists upon including stipulations for street-access units if/when changing the zoning overlay. If this is the plan, let’s just make it part of the plans! But Crescent seems unwilling to make that concession. All we have is their word — and better pictures promised in a few months.

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1034 Winnetka Front

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Oak Cliff “Oh!” It’s when a Cliff Dweller tells the uninitiated that they live south of the Trinity, and gets the response of “Oh!”

It’s almost like a version of “You poor thing,” or “Bless your heart.” That’s changing, though, as more people see the value in the tree-lined streets and gorgeous architecture that is abundant in North Oak Cliff. From Craftsman homes to colonials to Tudors and even midcentury moderns and more, this area is becoming known for its diversity and character.

1034 Winnetka Porch

Take this renovated 1925 Tudor inside the popular Kessler Square neighborhood. It is cute as a button from the curb, but inside you’ll find sleek and chic interiors that have been updated without obliterating the inherent charm that comes with homes from a certain vintage.

Jump to see the photos from inside this fabulous Hewitt & Habgood listing:

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