‘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

Q&A: What to know about West Dallas’ environmental past and future

Q&A: What to know about West Dallas’ environmental past and future

Key concepts in West Dallas' fight to get rid of polluters, including the significance of zoning, permits, and civic action.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - May 5, 2022

How West Dallas is leaving a history of environmental racism in the dust

How West Dallas is leaving a history of environmental racism in the dust

Dallas is considering a new approach to permitting concrete batch plants, thanks to a long history of advocacy coming from West Dallas.

West Dallas

Sona Chaudhary - May 5, 2022

Does the fate of West Dallas rest on a 400-foot tower next to La Bajada?

Does the fate of West Dallas rest on a 400-foot tower next to La Bajada?

On Thursday, the City Plan Commission will consider West Dallas Investments’ request to allow a 400-foot tower on the north side of Singleton, adjacent to La Bajada, with the hope of attracting a Fortune 500 company like Amazon, Google, AT&T or Toyota.

West Dallas

Keri Mitchell - December 16, 2020

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