Archive for June, 2014

2014 Home Tour Sponsorship Information

Posted by    |    June 13th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Below are our Sponsorship Rates for 2014.  Discounts available for Sponsors that have their money in by July 15!  We’re lining up some amazing houses this year.  It is going to be an incredible tour!


Oak Cliff National Register Historic Districts

Posted by    |    June 11th, 2014 at 10:43 am

Oak Cliff National Register Historic Districts starting clockwise at the far upper left hand corner are Kessler Park, Miller-Stemmons, Lake Cliff, Tenth Street, Lancaster Commercial, Bishop Arts, Winnetka Heights, Rosemont Addition and Kings Hwy.

There are two historic classifications that an area can be awarded: the National Register is a Federal program administrered by the Department of Interior and managed by the state primarily for the purpose of Federal Tax Credits.  The Second is the local City of Dallas Historic Landmark program.  This also comes with tax incentives but also has the strictest rules regarding demolition.  Restriction of the demolition of historic properties only comes with local historick landmark designation… period.  

Of the above districts, only Winnetka, Lake Cliff and Tenth St. carry this stricter interpretation.  Kings Hwy, Bishop Arts. and Kessler are Conservation Districts which encourage saving structures but do not out right forbid demolition. 

Jefferson / Gateway Meeting

Posted by    |    June 5th, 2014 at 9:15 pm


On Wednesday, 4-Jun-2014, a meeting of OOCCL and City Staff, as well as District 1 Councilmember Scott Griggs was held to discuss 
  1. PD361-Jefferson Boulevard improvements. This will be presented to CPC on June 19th, and is expected to go before the City Council in August
    • PD468 – Oak Cliff Gateway Special Purpose District – a very complex proposal which we choose not to attempt simplify herein.
Official OOCCL opinions will follow shortly.

To access relevant documents and additional information please email requests – please, we encourage you to copy on these communications – to:




BFOC and O.C. Film Festival Polaroid Bike Ride!

Posted by    |    June 2nd, 2014 at 4:56 pm


Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
Oak Cliff Film Festival
invite you to the first ever
Pola-Ride Collaboration

Saturday, June 21

Inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s galloping-horse photo studies, this modern-day ride is geared to gather a stop-motion historical view of Oak Cliff as seen through the eyes of cyclists.

Two teams, Team Muybridge and Team Lumiere, will each be given a Polaroid camera and a pack of film to capture images that create a narrative of our OC neighborhood. After all eight images are shot, each team will organize them and produce a 15-second “film” to be uploaded to Instagram and tagged #OCFF2014. Based on creative merit, winners will be announced and prizes distributed at the event’s ending.

A Polaroid camera (must be returned)
An 8-shot pack of Polaroid film (additional packs available for purchase in the T.T. lobby)

A bike and creative spirit

Arrive at 6:00 for instructions and team assignment
Depart at 6:30

Arrive and upload at The Jefferson Tower by 8:30


Stick around after the ride for an OCFF rooftop screening at the Jefferson Tower at 9.


The third annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will take place at the historic Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater, the Bishop Arts Theater, Oil & Cotton, and other venues in North Oak Cliff, June 19–22, 2024.

For more information:



Posted by    |    June 2nd, 2014 at 1:13 pm