Plans for Dairy Site Have OC Residents Primed for Another Design Debate
Hastily Deleted Good, Fulton, & Farrrell Plans
Before the dust has cleared from the Bishop Arts Gateway brawl, another important site in Oak Cliff has been re-envisioned by Good, Fulton and Farrell. The plans for the piece of land, that formerly held the Oak Farms Dairy, have sparked much discussion on social media. The reaction is overwhelming negative.
The former Oak Farms site is possibly the single most prominent, undeveloped tract in Dallas, south of downtown. I, for one, was hoping that the Oak Cliff pump house would be saved and incorporated into a thoughtfully designed development. As the property owners have opted to raze the pump house, I suggest we make our feelings known as plans for the property begin to emerge. Though we are not all happy about what is coming to Davis and Zang, there is no doubt that the new design is vastly better than the original.
Developers know that the people of Oak Cliff will not sit idly by as the essence of our neighborhood is threatened. Let's insist that the first thing people see, when crossing the Houston Street bridge from downtown, is in keeping with what lies beyond.
After negative reactions on social media, plans are deleted - story on Candy's Dirt
The original Oak Cliff pump house was demolished last year. The pump house was part of the dairy complex.