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Over the last few years, North Oak Cliff has been experiencing amazing growth and change.  Many neighborhoods are under a protective umbrella by obtaining  Historic or Preservation designations.  Those neighborhoods not under such protection are especially at risk. Just as in this rezoning request, many more single-family districts may come under attack from developers seeking to “cash in” on this “cheap dirt”.

There is no particular metric that can either win or lose this debate for either side.  A high density, multi-family development in the middle of a single-family community simply defies common sense.

There is a difference between a “house” and a “Home”.  A “Home” provides continuity, security, familiarity, and comfort for our most intimate and satisfying life experiences.   The intimately bound ideas of home and family strike deep emotional chords in our culture.  

The failure of developers and others to account for the importance of the “Home” suggests an incomplete cost-accounting.  Zoning is a device designed to protect a neighborhood from encroachments by land uses inconsistent with its character, regardless of the positive or negative effects of a proposed development on the market values of individual properties.

 THERE ARE TWO IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW:

  • Use the form below to contact District 1 Councilman, Scott Griggs, all other Council Members and Mayor Rawlings.
  • Attend the City Council Hearing  on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1pm at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla 75201

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Thanks!

No to Zoning Case #Z134-291

This petition is now closed.

End date: Apr 08, 2015

Signatures collected: 220

Signature goal: 100

220 signatures

 

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