St. Michael’s 2016 plan to develop Frederick Square

Yesterday, Holly Haber of The Dallas Morning News’ Philanthropy page noted that the Perot family had donated $15 million to the Episcopal School of Dallas. The money is to help ESD’s younger students move from Saint Michael and All Angels Church (in Preston Center) to the main ESD campus on Merrell Road.  The $44.3 million in total contributions so far place fundraising over halfway to the $75 million goal.

All well and good, but how is Saint Michael’s going to replace the income lost from the school?

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St-Michaels-Master-Plan-2

In researching the latest doings at Preston Center, I also delved into the zoning maps handily provided by the Task Force. They show that St. Michael’s parking lot on Frederick Square is currently zoned straight MF-1(A) which limits height to 36 feet (three stories). However, the other end of that block contains 8100 Lomo Alto and it’s part of Tract 2 of the Preston Center PD 314. And that’s where it starts to get interesting …

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