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DISD Administration Building

Postby dallasite1 » 31 Dec 2017 01:26

Not sure if our readers are aware of this. The building is undergoing some demolition. I am being told that The main section(front section) will be saved and incorporated with new apartment construction. Native Dallasite and Historian Bob Johnson posted these photos to Facebook. Members I'd keep an eye on the site. The address is 3700 Ross.
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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby dallasite1 » 31 Dec 2017 01:30

The structure was built in 1948 with a 2007 addition according to DCAD.
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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby muncien » 31 Dec 2017 11:04

Someone put a posting on another thread (Ross ave?) showing the proposed building. Apartments and garage filling the lot, while saving the existing central building. Looks pretty solid.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 31 Dec 2017 12:27

Is there any plans for retail in this project? I would love for the neighborhood to have some walkable storefronts along Ross.

Hopefully they widen out the sidewalks too!

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby tamtagon » 31 Dec 2017 13:22

Ross, is it the next McKinney Ave? Lower Greenville to Arts District, ridiculous with potential.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 31 Dec 2017 14:22

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Is there any plans for retail in this project? I would love for the neighborhood to have some walkable storefronts along Ross.

Hopefully they widen out the sidewalks too!



It also connects to the potentially re-vamped Henderson cooridor!

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby dallasite1 » 02 Jan 2018 00:25

here is the link where the the ross ave corridor topic is.viewtopic.php?f=2&t=193&p=9944&hilit=Ross+ave#p9944
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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 02 Jan 2018 09:04

I believe while Ross was a priority for the city in re-starting housing development like this one the city hasn't been aggressive about sidewalks or any real plan on improving the exploding district. The city seems to just be pulling a McKinney Ave where they are waiting on developers or a neighborhood board/community group to push for changes. City Hall is happy letting developers build what ever they want and call it walk-able on marketing brochures.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby lakewoodhobo » 02 Jan 2018 11:32

Plans for former DISD Ross campus show new apartment community
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -community

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The development is called The Academic.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 02 Jan 2018 12:40

Its aight. Not feeling the Small Sidewalks tho:/... Some retail would've been nice.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby muncien » 02 Jan 2018 12:54

I really don't understand the point of that little sliver of grass that everyone puts between the sidewalk and the street. I get that people want greenery, and I get that having a separation between pedestrians and vehicles is good, but the notoriously narrow strip of grass does nothing to really accomplish this.
The sidewalk should extend all the way to the street, and trees with grates should be placed along the street in all urban settings... particularly where the speed limit does not exceed 35mph. The vertical greenery provided by trees, as well as the physical protections they can provide are far more effective than a poorly watered, heavily trampled strip of grass.
It seems like such an easy thing to correct, yet there appears to be no effort to do so.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 02 Jan 2018 14:52

I always wondered what the point of that small piece of grass was for...I don't know what it serves.. shade for Ants?

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby The_Overdog » 02 Jan 2018 17:24

It looks nice and contrasting in the renderings.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby Tnexster » 02 Jan 2018 20:51

Ross needs a streetcar line running into downtown.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby dallasbeatsaustin » 03 Jan 2018 00:00

Tnexster wrote:Ross needs a streetcar line running into downtown.

Yes, yes, and yes. Also, the Ross at Peak Thrift store was pack with millennials buying furniture last week.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby Hwulivn » 03 Jan 2018 00:20

muncien wrote:I really don't understand the point of that little sliver of grass that everyone puts between the sidewalk and the street. I get that people want greenery, and I get that having a separation between pedestrians and vehicles is good, but the notoriously narrow strip of grass does nothing to really accomplish this.
The sidewalk should extend all the way to the street, and trees with grates should be placed along the street in all urban settings... particularly where the speed limit does not exceed 35mph. The vertical greenery provided by trees, as well as the physical protections they can provide are far more effective than a poorly watered, heavily trampled strip of grass.
It seems like such an easy thing to correct, yet there appears to be no effort to do so.


I agree the narrow strip of grass is ALMOST pointless. I believe the strip should be wider and INCLUDE the grated street trees.

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Re: DISD Administration Building

Postby Hwulivn » 03 Jan 2018 00:24

The_Overdog wrote:It looks nice and contrasting in the renderings.


Looks decently Urban. However, I am so sick of almost everything is Dallas being gray or various shades of brown and tan. Ugh. It’s so dull. I think it was Mark Lamster that noted that this Dallas phenomenon smacks of Russian prisons or something to that effect.

Also, I don’t quite understand the space at the intersection. I understand there is an attempt to engage the pedestrian and the street, but it would’ve been so much better if the building actually engaged this feature as well. We should get so much better site/urban design in this town.


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