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Cliff Mart SUP on Clarendon Up for Automatic Approvals

Posted by    |    April 17th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

from District 1 City Councilman Scott Griggs

In a few weeks, the special-use permit that allows the operation of a drive-through beer barn at the Cliff Stop at Clarendon and Hampton will expire. The owner has applied for its renewal and is asking that the city automatically renew the SUP going forward.

If you own property within the notification area for this SUP, you should receive notice of this application within the week. You will have 21 days to return the reply form stating your support of or opposition to the application.

Those living outside the notification area can still offer their opinion on the application by sending an email to Neva Dean in the city’s Sustainable Development and Construction Department, or by phoning her at 214.670.4209.

Many of you may know that the owners of this property bought the historic Humble Station on Zang and Beckley which was recently demolished. – OOCCL


Trinity Tollroad

Posted by    |    April 16th, 2014 at 9:39 am

A final public meeting for the Trinity Tollroad will be held on April 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the old Dallas Memorial Auditorium across from City Hall.  


Trinity River toll road planner to Dallas City Council: Parkway could be swamped in a flood

taken from The Dallas Morning News by Robert Wilonsky April 14, 2014 

Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs has always been against planting a high-speed, six-lane toll road the city along the east levee of the Trinity River between Interstate 45/U.S. 175 to the Interstate 35E and State Highway 183 merge. His reasons are myriad. “For starters,” he said Monday afternoon, “urban design, mobility and environmental reasons.” But following today’s meeting of the Dallas City Council’s Transportation and Trinity Corridor Project Committee, Griggs said he has additional reasons to be dead-set against an unfunded road guesstimated to cost upwards of $1.5 billion.


April Newsletter 2014

Posted by    |    April 15th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

For the printed April Newsletter flyer, please click here…

Thank you,
Lybo Buchanan
Raymond Crawford

2014 Grant Application

Posted by    |    April 13th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Please click here to download the 2014 Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s Grant Application.



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Deadline for submission is Friday, 30 May, by 7pm.

Remember, to mark your calendar for this year’s Symposium.  (See below)

The OOCCL Symposium:

The Symposium provides an opportunity for neighbors to learn more about OOCCL neighborhood grants which last year provided approximately $20K to neighborhoods and local nonprofits for improvements.

This year’s plan is to provide as much information as possible in a much shorter time frame, and will focus on the Grant process.

Keynote speaker will be someone from the Chief of Staff office with the City of Dallas to discuss the Grow South program. Other speakers will be the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce President, Kiyundra Gulley, Preservation Dallas President, David Preizosi, & Phil Leven will talk about the Home Tour. 

Speakers:   10 – noon

Grants:   12:30 – 2pm 

Free to all.

26 April 2014

Turner House


Jacques Groth

Vice President for Neighborhoods

Old Oak Cliff Conservation League

972-546-0616, or


SAVE THE DATE! / Lake Cliff Park Centennial – 9/20/14

Posted by    |    April 5th, 2014 at 9:48 am


OOCCL Letter – Executive Airport

Posted by    |    March 26th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

OOCCL-Executive Airport Expansion


Kessler Theater Added to the National Registry

Posted by    |    March 19th, 2014 at 12:35 pm


Taken from The Dallas Morning News – Roy Appleton

Four years ago tonight the Kessler Theater reopened its doors for performances by Josh Alan Friedman and others.

Congrats to owner Edwin Cabaniss and artistic director Jeff Liles for transforming a vacant building into one of the city’s leading entertainment venues.

Read More at Oak Cliff Blog – Dallas Morning News

Executive Airport Town Hall Meeting

Posted by    |    March 18th, 2014 at 6:09 pm


A neighborhood meeting has been planned to discuss proposed changes at Executive Airport and how those changes will impact Oak Cliff residents.  The meeting will be Thursday, April 3rd, 6:30 pm at the Dallas Executive Airport Conference Center (Big Silver building next to terminal), 5303 Challenger,  All are welcome!

New Conservation Ordinance

Posted by    |    March 5th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

 As many of you already know, the process to become a conservation district is undergoing reconstruction.  
More & more neighborhoods are looking into the protection a conservation designation can provide.  The
process has always been a difficult and often times confusing one, with many neighborhoods waiting a long  
time to hear anything back.  Hopefully some of these issues will be resolved, but it will still require due diligence
on our part for it to reach a successful conclusion.

Preservation Dallas has been holding meetings to discuss the potential changes to the Conservation District
ordinance as proposed by City of Dallas staff and the Zoning Ordinance Committee. The meetings presented
opportunities for them to collect feedback from the different Conservation Districts on the proposed ordinance. 


The Zoning Ordinance Committee were to review the final draft of the Conservation District ordinance on Thursday,
March 6th in City Hall conference room.

Click here for the Ordinance changes, per Preservation Dallas
Click here for the Flow Chart of the changes from Preservation Dallas.
Click here for Angela Hunt’s updates & comments on the changes, which includes analysis by Melissa Kingston
of the Belmont Addition neighborhood.


OOCCL February newsletter

Posted by    |    February 11th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

 To Download a copy of the OOCCL Feb newsletter, please click here……

The printed version does not include everything found in the monthly eNews, the Crier. If you would like to be included in
the Crier’s eNews mailing, please email VP of Communications on the contact page.