Watermark wants a zoning change for its South Dallas church in the historic Pearl C. Anderson School. Neighbors want to know: Why?

Watermark wants a zoning change for its South Dallas church in the historic Pearl C. Anderson School. Neighbors want to know: Why?

Watermark submitted a proposal to the City of Dallas for a new planned development district (PD) for the almost 10-acre space on July 12 — less than two weeks before it held its second community meeting.

South Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - November 18, 2022

The City created a home repair program for West Dallas residents, but they’re struggling to qualify

The City created a home repair program for West Dallas residents, but they’re struggling to qualify

So far, the program has committed roughly $800,000 for about 90 eligible applicants, according to Thor Erickson, area redevelopment manager with the City’s department of housing and neighborhood revitalization. He says the goal was to complete 200 home repair projects and spend the $2 million within an 18-month period. The city didn’t meet its goal, Jackson says, because applicants are finding the city’s requirements to be too strenuous. In order to qualify for the program, West Dallas residents have to meet a laundry list of demands: make less than $77,900, live in the home as their primary residence, have home insurance, have a clear title and be current on their property taxes and mortgage payments.

West Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - November 3, 2022

‘Where do you go on Saturday morning?’ How a zoning plan could make way for new businesses in South Dallas

‘Where do you go on Saturday morning?’ How a zoning plan could make way for new businesses in South Dallas

Tabitha Wheeler-Reagan, the co-chair of the South Dallas/Fair Park Area Plan Task Force, says the neighborhood’s PD 595 deters new businesses from coming into South Dallas. PD 595’s initial goals were to police alcohol sales and prevent gentrification, she explains, but she and the task force believe the zoning needs to be updated — still protecting the community, but encouraging local entrepreneurs, too.

South Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - September 30, 2022

Pool amenities in West Dallas: Fading ‘entusiasmo,’ but changes are coming

Pool amenities in West Dallas: Fading ‘entusiasmo,’ but changes are coming

This summer, one of the hottest on record, West Dallas residents went weeks without a community pool to cool them off. 

West Dallas

Jeffrey Ruiz - September 20, 2022

Addressing the digital divide: Dallas Public Library adds ‘thousands of devices’ to its library branches

Addressing the digital divide: Dallas Public Library adds ‘thousands of devices’ to its library branches

More than two years after the Dallas Public Library added laptops and hotspots to its circulation catalog, they’re still in high demand.

Dallas News

Jeffrey Ruiz - August 26, 2022

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