Bishop Arts Development

North Oak Cliff Development Update Part 3: Townhomes Galore

By Amanda Popken / July 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

This is about to become a common sight in our beloved Bishop Arts District neighborhood. In fact this sight is just off Bishop, across from the Laughing Willow. There are demo’d vacant lots in the middle of neighborhoods all over North Oak Cliff’s most popular entertainment district. I’ve found three new ones within the last […]

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North Oak Cliff Development Update Part 2: A Quarter Billion Dollars Worth of Projects

By Amanda Popken / June 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

In the first part of this overview we covered the big development projects under construction immediately around the Bishop Arts District (projects numbered 1-8 on the map below.) Driving through the neighborhood, it’s unbelievable how much construction is occurring simultaneously. Over $330 million according to my calculations. Not to mention all the road work and […]

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North Oak Cliff Development Update: Several Projects Close to Closing Phase 1

By Amanda Popken / June 1, 2018 / 3 Comments

If it’s been a few months since you last drove through the Davis/Zang intersection near the Bishop Arts District, you likely wouldn’t recognize where you are now. Buildings five stories tall are going up on three of the four corners, and a new CVS stands where El Corazón was. Melba St., on the other side […]

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An Honest Conversation on Our Changing Oak Cliff

By Amanda Popken / July 27, 2017 / 5 Comments

This morning’s panel discussion on Oak Cliff: Challenges + Opportunities for the Urban Neighborhood was a strikingly honest — almost uncomfortably honest — conversation, both between the panelists and in the Q&A. The panel brought together two well-established Oak Cliff developers — David Spence of Good Space and Monte Anderson of Options Real Estate — […]

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On a Tight Deadline, Crew Moves Historic Bishop Arts House to West Dallas

By Amanda Popken / January 19, 2017 / 1 Comment

The landscape of  the Bishop Arts District is changing quickly — tiny historic Craftsman homes by the dozens are being razed for apartment complexes, half-million dollar condos, and five-story mixed-use developments going up. One developer, once demonized by the community for their rudimentary design out of the gate, just won major Brownie points with the help of Rogers Jr. House […]

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Nazarians Push For Bishop Arts Village Zoning Change Request to Allow Hotel and Event Use

By Amanda Popken / December 14, 2016 / 1 Comment

Update 12/16/16 from yesterday’s Plan Commission meeting: after much conversation, commissioners voted to hold the motion until the January 19th meeting. Neighbors will be meeting with Rob Baldwin, the developer’s zoning rep after the New Year to clarify recent changes to the zoning amendment request. Arts Village, LLC (aka Exxir Capital, aka the Nazarian family) […]

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