A new familiar sight in North Oak Cliff.

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 utility work: the extension of parallel parking further south on Bishop Ave has wrapped up, Adams Street has been widened, Melba and Madison will get a facelift as soon as the utility work is complete, and Jefferson’s having new brick crosswalks and beautified medians constructed.

Real Estate projects under construction or in development in North Oak Cliff.

The road reconstruction in North Oak Cliff isn’t over yet though: soon the Tyler-Polk Two-Way conversion will be under construction (planned completion in 2019) and a “complete streets” redesign of Davis Street was on the agenda in 2014 when the City Design Studio completed a thoroughfare study. Who knows when that will get funded. Hopefully not for a while — we’re all getting a bit of construction-fatigue.

Here’s the skinny on the development projects sprinkled all over the North Oak Cliff neighborhood, in various phases of development. Note the project numbers corresponding to the map above.

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We reported that last week, the apartment complex that alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald once occupied was being dismantled brick by brick, and those bricks were being sold by the building’s owner, Jane Bryant.

However, the rest of the decaying structure has yet to meet the wrecking ball, much to the chagrin of the City of Dallas. Even though the building, which is within yards of the Bishop Arts District, had been slated for demolition for months, Bryant hasn’t made much inroads in actually razing the structure, which is beginning to tick off City Hall.

Roy Appleton’s DMN story (paywall) says that the city can tear that sucker down any time they please and charge Bryant for it:

The city can demolish the 10-unit building at any time and put a lien on the property to cover its cost. Its patience with Bryant “is running quite thin,” an assistant city attorney informed her attorney in a letter Tuesday. The city hasn’t given Bryant a deadline, but a city employee inspected the property Wednesday with a demolition company representative. A crew from a local film production company will be at the site Friday to shoot footage of Bryant and her property.

Appleton also reported that there has been some vandalism at the site, with people scavenging for things from the famed former home of an alleged assassin. Hope Bryant doesn’t lose much!